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Robert Cooley collection


Identifier: 2004-07-0

Scope and Contents

Collection of materials purchased by Robert Cooley relating generally to Litchfield and the surrounding area. The collection includes individual 18th and 19th century letters and documents; deeds and other legal papers related to Capt. Miles Beach, 1766-1800s; photographs, including cabinet cards, cartes-de-viste, ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, tintypes loose, in cases, and/or in albums; materials related to the Coley, Tice, and Lewis family lineages and genealogy; and 19th and 20th century publications and ephemera, including newspapers, magazines, journals, pamphlets and other printed items.

The collection is partially inventoried.


  • Created: 1766-1999
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1766-1999
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/04/1992


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creator(s) of this collection for materials they have authored or otherwise produced. 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.


3.00 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

The collection is unarranged.

Source of Acquisition

Robert Cooley

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions

Robert Cooley donated materials in 1991, 1993 and other times thereafter.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

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Other Descriptive Information

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

Robert Cooley collection
Leith Johnson
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

7 South Street
P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
860-567-3565 (Fax)