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Plumb family papers


Identifier: 2006-03-0

Scope and Contents

The Plumb family papers (2006-03-0, 1.13 linear feet) consists primarily of personal papers relating to Frederick B. Plumb, Jr. (1913-2002) and his wife Marian Newton Plumb (1917-2003). Also included are items related to Frederick B. Plumb, Sr. (b.1878) and his wife Rena Plumb (1882-1975). The papers consist of tax receipts, account books, blueprints, and several certificates of achievement. Many items are related to The Grange and other agricultural groups.


  • created: 1906-1982
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/2005


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. 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

Frederick B. Plumb, Jr. was born in Litchfield, Connecticut on February 6, 1913. His father, Frederick B. Plumb, Sr. spent his life working as a dairy farmer, and the younger Frederick followed in his father's footsteps. As members of The Grange, 4-H, and a variety of other organizations, Frederick Jr. and his wife, Marian Newton Plumb, were active in the agricultural community throughout their lives. In addition to helping on the family farm and actively participating in The Grange, Marian Plumb also taught in grammar schools in Kent and Litchfield. The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, also known as The Grange, is a fraternal organization for American farmers that encourages farm families to band together for their common economic and political well-being. Founded in 1867 it is the oldest surviving agricultural organization in America. Membership is opened to both men and women, and many state and local extensions exist. The peak of activity and members for The Grange occured between the 1890s and the 1950s.

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1.13 Linear Feet

1 document box, 1 oversize box other_unmapped

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Source of Acquisition

Plumb, Frederick B.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

Plumb family correspondence, 1861-1876

Separated Materials

Connecticut State Grange certificates are shelved in aisle18B: Oversize box 3A.

Other Descriptive Information

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

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
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