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William J. Brewster telephone directories


Identifier: 00-1972-133-0

Scope and Contents

The William J. Brewster telephone directories (1972-133-0) consist of three small telephone directories kept by the Rev. William J. Brewster. The volumes are not dated. Entries are handwritten and are alphabatized by last name. The items are housed in 3A Box 35.


  • created: undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/11/1971


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The collection is open for research.

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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.

Biographical or Historical Information

Rev. William J. Brewster was born in 1858 in New Haven, Connecticut. He was one of four sons born to Rev. Joseph Brewster and Sarah Bunce Brewster; three of which followed in their father’s footsteps and entered into the Episcopal ministry. In 1881 William J. Brewster graduated from Yale. He then relocated to the Dakota Territory to teach, and in 1885 was married to Emma Colby. The couple had three children born to them in the Dakota Territory before moving back to William's home state. After returning to Connecticut the couple had two more children. In 1897 Brewster was ordained a deacon in his first parish at Northford, Connecticut. In 1899 he accepted a call to St. John’s Church in Warehouse Point. From 1916 to 1933 he was rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Litchfield. He continued as rector emeritus after resigning as rector in 1935. Rev. Brewster passed away at the age of 93 on March 31, 1952.

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Mary and Josephine Brewster

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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