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John DaRoss & Sons, Inc. Records


Identifier: 2010-375-0

Scope and Contents

The business records of John DaRoss & Sons, Inc., 1949-1989, document the activities of an excavation and landscaping business located in Litchfield, CT. The records includes customer accounts ledgers and cash books; work sheets, which describe projects undertaken; bills and invoices; payroll annd time records; and administrative records, such as insurance, inventory, tax, and other records.

The company firm took on a wide variety of jobs in the Litchfield area, including a large number of residential projects. The sales accounts ledgers document all of the these projects, and the work sheets outline the exact nature of the project, the labor involved, and the materials used.


  • Creation: 1949-1989


Conditions Governing Access

Records that contain personal information such as Social Security numbers and medical reportscords have been redacted or restricted. Please contact the archivist for more information.

Biographical / Historical

John DaRoss & Sons, Inc., was incorported in March, 1956, in Litchfield, CT. Prior to that, DaRoss operated as a sole proprietor. For most of the company's existence, Judith DaRoss Stackamore served as office manager and bookkeeper, and appears to have created most of the of the documents produced by the company that are contained in this collection. The firm is no longer in existence.


8.40 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The records have been arranged in nine series, and original order has been preserved whenever possible. Different filing systems were used over the years, and these are reflected in the records: depending on the type of record and the time period, documents were filed alphabetically, by date in chronological order, or by date in reverse chronological order. These various arrangements have been maintained in sub-series.

The series are:

Series I. Customer accounts ledgers, 1956-1986
Series II. Cash receipt and charge sales records and cash disbursement records, 1956-1986
Series III. Customer invoices, 1953-1989
Series IV. Work sheets, 1970-1973
Series V. Time book, 1977-1980
Series VI. Payroll books, 1953-1966
Series VII. Balance sheets and financial reports, 1957-1987
Series VIII. Administrative records, 1949-1985
Series IX. Invoices and bills, about 1974-1988

Other Descriptive Information

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

John DaRoss & Sons, Inc. Records
Under Revision
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)