Lavina Westover papers
Scope and Contents
The bulk of these papers consists of notes about families in Litchfield, particularly the South Farms section. There is one notebook organized alphabetically by family and other loose papers arranged by life events, i.e. births, deaths, and marriages. Also included is Lavina Westover's journal of personal events, verse, weather and ice on Bantam Lake; verse and penmanship exercises by Lavina; and a few household records of David & Lavina Westover.
- Other: Dummy Date
- Westover, Lavina, 1791-1871 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Language of Materials
Lavina Westover died in 1871 and so the custody of her papers is uncertain, although in the genealogy notebook in Folder 1, there is a note, dated May 11, 1874, to Mrs. Charles Cook [Lavina & Salmon Woodruff's daughter Anna Maria] from Mrs. R.M. Treat that indicates that Mrs. Cook was is possession of the notebook.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
Found in collection in 1950.
Existence and Location of Originals
Other Descriptive Information
This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
- Lavina Westover papers
- Lee S. Cook
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description