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Thomas Canfield et al account book


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2011-125-0

Scope and Contents

The Thomas Canfield et al Account Book (2011-125-0) was used by Thomas Canfield and his son-in-law, David Baldwin, to keep records of accounts. Canfield appears to have worked as a blacksmith. His entries include detailed lists of his children's portions of his estate. Baldwin settled in Litchfield, Connecticut and dealt in meat, eggs, cheese, and grains. One entry of note is from May 14, 1806 which reads: “This day toock Bet Negro from the poor hous and cep hir and child Six weeks and carried hir and child to Goshen to Catoes.” Currently housed in 3B Box 15.


  • Created: 1722-1806
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/07/2011


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


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1 bound volume other_unmapped

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Custodial History

There is an Historical Society label numbered "Ca. 080" which does not correspond to any existing accession books.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

found in collection

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

multi-part note content

Thomas Canfield et al account book
Benjamin Bradley
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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P.O. Box 385
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