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Esther H. Thompson notebook


Identifier: 00-2011-42-0

Scope and Contents

The Esther H. Thompson notebook (2011-42-0) contains many hand copied poems, as well as verses clipped from newspapers. It was created between the years 1875 and 1895 by Esther H. Thompson of Litchfield, Connecticut. Most of the poems are not original works, but copies of poems such as "At Last" by John Greenleaf Whittier, "Catching the Colt" by Marian Douglass, and "The Beautiful Snow" by Joseph Warren Watson. Written on the inside cover of the notebook is "Esther H. Thompson Litchfield, Conn." as well as "Wilbraham, Mass." As a young woman Esther attended Wesleyan Academy in Wilbraham. The items is currently housed in 3A Box 30.


  • created: circa 1875-1895
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/05/2011


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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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

Biographical or Historical Information

Esther H. Thompson was born March 3, 1853. She was the daughter of George and Harriett Thompson of Litchfield, Connecticut. As a young woman Esther attended Wesleyan Academy in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, and completed the regular course of study in 1876. Esther then returned to her family home in Litchfield and began teaching. By 1882 she had become the Principal of the Connecticut Industrial School for Girls in Middletown, Connecticut (a private institution established in 1869 for delinquent girls). After serving as Principal in Middletown Esther returned to her hometown. Besides education she was also interested in botany and was a member of The Bryologist and The Sullivant Moss Society. Esther H. Thompson passed away in Litchfield on June 2, 1929.

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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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