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Wolcott and Litchfield Circulating Library records


Identifier: 2010-252-0

Scope and Contents

The records of the Wolcott and Litchfield Circulating Library (2010-252-0) include receipts dated Dec. 8, 1862, Jun. 22, 1863, and Aug. 10, 1863, for books and binding purchased by the Wolcott Library in Litchfield, Conn.; a 1874 catalogue of the Litchfield Circulating Library; accounts, annual reports, catalogues, and a history of the Wolcott and Litchfield Circulating Library. The Wolcott and Litchfield Circulating Library was formed in 1901 by the consolidation of the Wolcott Library, organized in May 1862, and the Litchfield Circulating Library organized in June 1870. The combined Libraries moved to the Noyes Memorial Building at the corner of East and South Streets in 1901. In1966, the Library moved to the Oliver Wolcott, Jr. house on South Street and changed its name to the Oliver Wolcott Library.


  • created: 1862-1964
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/10/1909

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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


1.00 boxes

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Source of Acquisition

George Richards

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions

Additional materials from unknown sources in 1953, and 1965; a 1874 catalogue from C. Roberg in 1954; and a 1963 inspection report of the Noyes building donated by the Oliver Wolcott Library in 1978.

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).

Wolcott and Litchfield Circulating Library records
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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)