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Sanford family papers

Identifier: 1966-07-0

Scope and Contents

The papers consist primarily of the accounts of Jonah Sanford (1733-1817) who lived in the South Farms section (now Morris) of Litchfield. They were kept by Jesse Sanford Harrison (1872-1954), great great granddaughter of Jonah Sanford. Jesse was the daughter of Rollin & Laura Harrison and granddaughter of William Henry Harrison and Rhoda Sanford, daughter of Simeon Sanford and granddaughter of Jonah Sanford.


  • Created: 1744-1833
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1966


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


1.00 boxes

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Custodial History

The papers belonged to Miss Jessie Sanford Harrison, granddaughter of the late Mrs. Cowles, author of "The Inhabitants of South Farms, (now Morris.)" They were sent by a friend into whose hands they came. Original accession number 8518, K1569.

Source of Acquisition

Mrs. H.T. Collins. 712 W. Henrietta, Kingsville, Texas 78363.

Method of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Originals

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This collection was processed with support from he Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
Sanford family papers
Lee S. Cook
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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