Litchfield Historical Society
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents The Civil War soldier reminiscences and remembrances collection consists of memoirs of, letters written by, and biographies written about Civil War soldiers who were originally from Litchfield, Conn. The names of the soldiers in the collection are J. H. [?]., Luman Wadhams, E. Porter Mason, Alexander B. Shumway, George Wilson Potter, George F. Booth, George Benjamin Hempstead, Stiles A. Wheeler, Hiram Stone, Addison K. Taylor, Eliada Goodwin Osborn, Seth F. Plumb, Anson W. Healy, and Patrick...
Dates: Created: 1863-1914; Other: Date acquired: 09/09/2011
Scope and Contents A collection of paper money, including notes issued by banks, businesses, and other institutions; the colonies and states; the Confederate States of America; and foreign governments; and United States Continental currency and fractional currency.
Dates: Created: 1760-1919; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1985
Scope and Contents The Family histories collection consists of genealogical reports written by eighth grade students in Litchfield, Warren, Morris, and Goshen, Conn. They were written at the request of the curator of the Litchfield Historical Society. The histories were written by three different groups of eighth graders: Litchfield Junior High School, 1951-1952; Litchfield Junior High School, 1956; and Wamogo High School, 1958, and are arranged alphabetically by family name as provided on the report.
Dates: Created: 1951-1958; Other: Date acquired: 01/04/1951
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents A newspaper obituary of Col. Edmund Kirby (1794-1849), who enlisted in the army at the age of 18 and fought in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk, Creek and Seminole Wars and the Mexican War. He was chief of the Pay Department during the Mexican War and died as a result of deteriorating health during the war. A manuscript, "A chronicle of the Marvin-Kirby house from an address read by Miss Wells at Litchfield, Conn., 21 Aug 1879."
Dates: Created: 1849-1879
Scope and Contents The Litchfield, England collection (2003-72-0, .21 linear feet) consists of publications regarding Lichfield, England, assembled by the staff of the Litchfield Historical Society. Included is an engraving of a map of Staffordshire circa 1842 by Archibald Fullarton & Co., Glasgow. Most of the collection dates from the 1970s through the early 2000s and consists of tourist-type books, brochures, maps, and other items, and focuses on Lichfield, the surrounding area, and native son Samuel...
Dates: Created: circa 1842-2005; Other: Date acquired: 02/11/2004
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents This collection documents the history of The Litchfield Female Academy, Litchfield, Connecticut. Early records refer to the Academy as Miss Pierce's School, Miss Pierce's Academy, and Sarah Pierce's Academy. In the collection are institutional records; correspondence, diaries, journals, school notebooks, and albums of students; papers of Sarah Pierce and the Pierce family; and correspondence of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel regarding her research for her books "Chronicles of a Pioneer School, from...
Dates: Created: 1787-1927; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1890
Scope and Contents The Litchfield photograph collection contains photographs of the built environment; landscapes; events; portraits and group photographs; and oversized photographs. This finding aid is a work in progress. The buildings and landscapes series contains photographs of Litchfield, including Bantam, Milton, and Northfield. Digital images are not yet available.
Abstract This collection includes materials pertaining to Tapping Reeve, James Gould, the Litchfield Law School, and alumni of the school. It was assembled by the Historical Society over a period of years. Many of the law books used by Reeve and his students are also held by the Society and can be found through the book catalog. The Society's institutional records document the history of the Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School building.
Dates: Created: 1773-1990; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1890