Colvocoresses family papers
Scope and Contents
The papers of the Colvocoresses family, consisting of correspondence; genealogical materials; clippings; advertisements and other materials related to local businesses; memoirs of Alden P. Colvocoresses; records relating to the Connecticut Home Guard (1917) and Litchfield Light Horse (1957); speeches of Adm. George P. Colvocoresses (1916-1925); cutout letters that spell "Colvocoresses"; Christmas cards; and news clippings, notes, photographs relating to the Champlin family; notes on Alexander C. Liggett by Harold L. Colvocoresses in Nov 2013; a bill from W.J. Bissell to George Colcocoresses for paint, glass and labor dated 30 June 1879; letters to Minnie D. Colvocoresses; 1914 Litchfield Cemetery Company letter to Mrs. George P. Colvocoresses about corner stones and Theodore E. Baldwin lot.
- Created: 1861-1996
- Other: Date acquired: 01/08/1996
- Colvocoresses, Harold L. (Person)
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.
1.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Source of Acquisition
Harold L. Colvocoresses
Method of Acquisition
Accruals and Additions
This collection includes the following gifts from Harold Colvocoresses: 1996-16-0, 1998-21-0, 1999-16-0, 2001-07-0, 2002-76-0, 2006-02-0, 2006-45-0; 2009-116-0; 2010-103-0; 2010-368-0; 2013-105-0; 2013-138-0; 2014-34-0; 2015-06-0; 2015-15-0; 2015-47-0; 2015-57-0; 2015-68-0; 2015-81-0. Gift of George P. Colvocoresses in 1917 - 1917-24-0 consists of 2 Mexican currency notes.
Existence and Location of Originals
Book - The Story of Engineering by James Kip Finch. Published by Anchor books, 1960. Inscribed to The Colvocoresses, Sep 7, 1960 and signed Kip. Shelved in Library collection - REFERENCE TA15/F57/1960. Photographs of Marjorie Champlin and her son John D. Champlin are shelved in aisle18B: Oversize Box 2.
Other Descriptive Information
This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
- Banks and banking
- Champlin family
- Colvocoresses family
- Colvocoresses, Alden P., 1918-2007
- Colvocoresses, George P. (George Partridge), 1847-1932
- Financial records
- Litchfield (Conn.)
- Litchfield Light Horse (Military unit)
- Merchants -- Connecticut -- Litchfield
- Colvocoresses family papers
- Leith Johnson
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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