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Thomas Davies, Rev., papers


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1997-12-0

Scope and Contents

A small notebook of handwritten sermons on The Commandments attributed to Rev. Davies and a published booklet "Biographical sketch of the Rev. Thomas Davies, A.M.: missionary of the Society for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts, in several of the town of Litchfield County, Conn., from the year 1766" by a minister of the county. Published in New Haven by Stanley & Chapin, 1843. Davies was born in 1736/37 in Herefordshire, England, emigrated to Litchfield, CT in 1745, graduated from Yale in 1758, and was ordained a minister by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1761, afterwards he returned to Connecticut to become a missionary in Litchfield County. He married Mary Hervey of Sharon and had two children (William b. 1763 and Charlotte b. 1765) before dying in New Milford in 1766.


  • Created: 1843
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1996

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


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Source of Acquisition

Elton M. Davies

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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Litchfield CT 06759
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