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William Ernest Beatty Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2011-131-0

Scope and Contents

William Ernest Beatty Papers, 2011-131-0, includes booklets and brochures from the Spring Hill School, commencement program from Litchfield High School, class photos and school sports team photographs, photographs of Litchfield after an ice storm 1942 and Woodville after the 1955 Flood, his Litchfield High School diploma and class photograph taken in Washington, D.C. William Ernest Beatty was born on April 12, 1919, in Derby, Conn., son of Elisabeth and Guy Beatty. In 1924, his family moved to Litchfield to work for Kingsbury Bull. "Ernie" attended Spring Hill School and went on to graduate Litchfield High School, class of 1937. He then went on to Duke University in Durham, N. C., where he graduated with the class of 1941. During World War II, he worked for American Brass Co. in Torrington. Ernie lived with Kingsbury Bull and was his companion, gardener and chauffeur for many years until Mr. Bull's death in 1968. He was a parishioner of St. Michael's Church in Litchfield and worked at its verger from 1968 to 1985. He was an avid sports fan and an outstanding tennis player. He had been a member of the Litchfield Fire Department for 62 years. He died on Nov. 3, 2009, at Valerie Manor in Torrington. Folder 1: School Papers Folder 2: Photographs, School/Sports Folder 3: Photographs, Storms Folder 4: "Spring Hill Memories" The diploma and class photograph are housed in aisle 18B Oversize Box 7.

Dates

  • Created: 1920-1959
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/09/2011

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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

Biographical or Historical Information

William Ernest Beatty was born on April 12, 1919, in Derby, Conn., son of Elisabeth and Guy Beatty. In 1924, his family moved to Litchfield to work for Kingsbury Bull. "Ernie" attended Spring Hill School and went on to graduate Litchfield High School, class of 1937. He then went on to Duke University in Durham, N. C., where he graduated with the class of 1941. During World War II, he worked for American Brass Co. in Torrington.  Ernie lived with Kingsbury Bull and was his companion, gardener and chauffeur for many years until Mr. Bull's death in 1968. He was a parishioner of St. Michael's Church in Litchfield and worked at its verger from 1968 to 1985.  He was an avid sports fan and an outstanding tennis player. He had been a member of the Litchfield Fire Department for 62 years. He died on Nov. 3, 2009, at Valerie Manor in Torrington.

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Extent

6.00 folders

4.00 folders

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

Folder 1:  School Papers Folder 2:  Photographs, School/Sports Folder 3:  Photographs, Storms Folder 4:  "Spring Hill Memories"

Source of Acquisition

Margaret c. (Peggy) Sullivan, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Litchfield, Ct

Method of Acquisition

Gift in Memory of William Ernest Beatty.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
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Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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