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Mary Brisbane Hollister scrapbook


Identifier: 00-1965-25-0

Scope and Contents

The Mary Brisbane Hollister scrapbook (1965-25-0) was complied by Mary Brisbane Hollister from 1840 - 1903. An inscription reading "Ms. M.S. Brisabne from her cousin Alex, New York 30th Oct., 1840" is in the front page, along with a hand sketch of Alex. The scrapbook mainly contains newspaper clippings from such newspapers as the Litchfield Enquirer, The Christian Union, The Congregationalist, and The Connecticut Courant. Many of the clipped articles were written by Mary Brisbane Hollister or her husband Gideon Hollister. Also in the scrapbook are hand handwritten versus, as well as pressed algae, and a Haitian monetary note. The item is currently housed in 3A Box 5a.


  • created: 1840-1903
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1964


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

Mary Brisbane Hollister was born June 11, 1828 to John Wilson Brisbane and Mary Gillon Brisbane of South Carolina. On June 3, 1848 she was married to Gideon H. Hollister in Litchfield, Connecticut. Gideon was a prominent lawyer, State Senator, United State Minister to Haiti, author and historian. During their marriage the couple had four children; only one of which survived into adulthood. Mary Brisbane Hollister passed away in 1914.

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Source of Acquisition

Donor unknown.

Method of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

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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