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Almira Collins Giddings album


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1974-35-1

Scope and Contents

The Almira Collins Giddings album (1874-35-1) is comprised of three loose album pages. Each album page contains pressed leaves and flowers collected by Almira Collins Giddings from Niagra Falls and Litchfield in 1848. Included are items from Miss (Sarah) Pierce, as well as the family burying of Mr. F. Wolcott.


  • Created: 1848
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/10/1976


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

Almira Collins Giddings was born on July 13, 1790 to William Collins and Esther Morris Collins of Litchfield, Connecticut. It is believed that as a young woman she may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1805, and after completing her studies she taught art at the Female Academy in the 1820s. On February 4, 1826 she married Salmon Giddings in Collinsville, Illinois. After their marriage the couple resided in St. Louis, Missouri, where Salmon was a pastor at the First Presbyterian Church. In 1827 Almira and Salmon had a son, Frederick Salmon Giddings. The following year Salmon passed away. After Frederick received a law degree and established himself in the practice of law in Quincy, Illinois Almira resisted with her son until she passed away on May 10, 1872.

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Mrs. Richard T. Bently

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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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