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Colvocoresses family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1996-16-0

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.

Dates

  • Created: 1861-1996
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/08/1996

Creator

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.

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Harold L. Colvocoresses

Method of Acquisition

Gift

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

http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Related Materials

Research file - Colvocoresses.      Jones and Kilbourn families papers including Series 2: Photographs. An album inscribed "Eva F. Colvocoresses, Dec. 25, 1872"  currently housed in Aisle 3A: Box 5.          Litchfield Historical Society Photograph collection Series 2: Photographic portraits - Folders 66, 67 & 126.

Related Publications

Library collection - REFERENCE Q115.C65 - "Four years in the government exploring expedition commanded by Captain Charles Wilkes" by George M. Colvocoresses.

Separated Materials

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).
Title
Colvocoresses family papers
Author
Leith Johnson
Date
03/11/2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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