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Charles W. Alling account book

Identifier: 00-2011-103-0

Scope and Contents

The Charles W. Alling account book (2011-103-0) contains financial records for the years 1852 through 1857. The book was maintained in Derby, Connecticut and contains the names of individuals. Listed below their names are various items and the cost of the goods or services. Mr. Alling also indicated if bills had been paid. The item is housed in 3B Box 2.


  • Created: 1852-1857
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/06/2012


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. 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

Charles Wyllys Alling, son of Amos and Amelia Beecher Alling, was born in New Haven, Connecticut on January 27, 1793. He was a farmer and manufacturer. In 1819 he married Lucy Booth, and settled in Orange, Connecticut where the couple had seven children. In 1823 he established a mill for carding wool and dressing cloth. He continued this business until 1840 when a new mill was built and spinning and looms were introduced. He continued the manufacture of cloth until 1845, in which years his sons, A.H. and C.B. Alling, succeeded him and carried on the business. In 1858 they relocated the business to Derby when the mill became too small to meet their needs. Charles W. Alling also carried on a saw and grist mill from 1819 until 1868. He was at various times a selectman and grand juror, and was also a sergeant of militia in the War of 1812. He passed away on April 6, 1868.

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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