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Turner, Woodruff & Co. Papers


Identifier: 00-2012-16-0

Scope and Contents

Turner, Woodruff & Co. Papers, 2012-16-0, includes business papers such as accounting, goods purchased and received, bank drafts, payables and receivables, promisary notes, as well as poll lists for the Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Quaker societies in Northfield (Litchfield), Connecticut. Isaac Turner (1780-1836) of Northfield and Enoch J. Woodruff (1786-1855) of Watertown and Litchfield opened a general store at the corner of Northfield and Remsen Roads in Northfield in the late 18th century. In 1794 a Hartford rider began delivering mail to the store. Turner and Woodruff also served as mortgage and real estate brokers. According to a document in the Elihu Harrison Papers, the firm ceased operation by 1822.


  • Created: 1796 - 1818
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1813-1818
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/05/2012


Conditions Governing Access

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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


1.00 boxes

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Source of Acquisition

Richard J. Hershner II

Method of Acquisition

Gift in memory of Lisl Trimpe.

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Turner Woodruff & Co. items and those of its partners can be found in the following collections:  Woodruff Family Collection, Litchfield County Writs, Isaac Turner account book, Elihu Harrison Papers.

Turner, Woodruff & Co. Papers
Kathy Craughwell-Varda
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

7 South Street
P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
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