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Katharine Bissell Bogert Roe memoir


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1960-23-0

Scope and Contents

Ten-page memoir in which Katherine Bissell Bogert Roe recounts Litchfield in the 1860s when she was a teenager. She recalls visiting her Aunt Mary Bissell, other members of the Bissell and Welch families, and friends; details about the interiors and exteriors of houses; watching baseball; going to dances and the circus; riding down North Street imitating a circus performer on Dr. Gates's buggy; activities during the Civil War; giving Henry Ward Beecher an arbutus from Litchfield; and other memories.


  • Created: 1912
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1960


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The collection is open for research.

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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

Katherine Bissell Bogert Roe (1852-1921) was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of John Banta Bogert, a resident of New York and later of Montana who was a wholesale hardware merchant, and Elizabeth Caroline Bissell, born in Litchfield, Conn. Elizabeth Bissell's mother was a daughter of John Bissell and Katherine Marsh Bissell of Litchfield, Conn. In 1874, Katherine Bissell Bogert married Charles Francis Roe (1848-1922) in Bozeman, Mont. They had three children.

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Margaret Sanford

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

Katharine Bissell Bogert Roe memoir
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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