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Edward O. Peck account books


Identifier: 00-2010-92-0

Scope and Contents

Account books (2010-92-0) recording groceries and dry goods sold from Edward O. Peck's store. Book II is a ledger, with names of accounts from 1850 to 1873; Book I is a day book covering the period Sept. 1853 to July 1854. Peck (1822-1879) formed a partnership with Benjamin S. Pendleton, a butcher, in 1849 to sell meat and groceries on West Street in Litchfield, Conn. Sometime after 1851, Pendleton left for California, where he died in 1859. Late in the 1850s, Peck became deputy sheriff in Litchfield, was a U.S. Army captain during the Civil War from 1862 to 1863, again served as deputy sheriff, and later was a deputy warden at prisons in Dannemora, N.Y. and Wethersfield, Conn. Currently stored in 3B Box 82.


  • created: 1850-1873
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/03/2011


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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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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.


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Source of Acquisition

Jacqueline Mosher

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions

The Ledger was a gift from William L. Warren in 1971 (1971-8-7)

Existence and Location of Originals

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Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Edward O. Peck account books
Leith Johnson
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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)