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Other Family Papers, 1786-1904

 Series — Box: 7

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The personal papers of the Thompson family (1929-01-0, 3 linear feet) consists of correspondence, notes, personal manuscripts and newspaper publications of various writings of Esther H. Thompson on various topics pertaining to the history of Litchfield, including her childhood recollections of troops mustering for the Civil War on the town green. Also included is information on botany and other topics relating to the Village Improvement Society. Additionally, the collection contains personal and business correspondence from and to William H. Thompson, as well as a variety of legal documents and receipts. Several letters include information on William Grimes, author of "The Life of William Grimes," the first book-length autobiography by a fugitive American slave. Other material relates to other members of the Thompson family and includes correspondence, literary compositions, legal documents, bills and receipts, and copy books.


  • Creation: 1786-1904


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 3 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 7 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

7 South Street
P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
860-567-3565 (Fax)