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Ida Pidgeon autograph album

Identifier: 00-1973-63-0
Scope and Contents The Ida Pidgeon autograph album (1973-63-0) belonged to Ida Pidgeon of Sharon, Connecticut. She received the small album on March 30, 1930 from Mr. M. Gillette when she was in the sixth grade. The small album contains signatures and versus from family members and friends between the years 1930 and 1954. Many of the versus are humerous ryhmes. Ida Pidgeon was the daughter of farmer William J. Pidgeon and his wife Lily M. Pidgeon. William and Lily, both natives of England, had one son and two...
Dates: Created: 1930-1954; Other: Date acquired: 12/12/1972

Addie Stephens Ray friendship album

Identifier: 00-1966-09-0
Scope and Contents The Addie Stephens Ray friendship album (1966-09-0) was given to Addie Stephens (later the wife of William Ray) by Leonard W. Bacon in Litchfield, Connecticut on September 7, 1860. The album contains signatures and versus from friends. The signatures were collected from the year 1860 through 1862 in various locations such as Litchfield, CT, Saratoga Springs,NY, Hartford, CT and New Marlboro, MA. The item is currently housed in 3A Box 18.
Dates: Created: 1860-1862; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1965

William Buell Sprague papers

Identifier: 1928-23-0
Scope and Contents Papers related to William Buell Sprague (1795-1876), clergyman and autograph collector. He was born in Andover, Conn, a son of Benjamin Sprague and Sybil Buell. William Sprague's great grand uncle, John Buell, was one of the original proprietors of Litchfield. After graduation from Yale in 1815, Sprague was a private tutor, studied two years at Princeton theological seminary. In 1819, he was ordained pastor of the First Congregational Church in West Springfield, Mass., remaining there until...
Dates: Created: 1796-1867; Other: Date acquired: 01/11/1929

Woodruff family collection

Identifier: 1953-02-2-8
Scope and Contents The Woodruff Collection primarily documents the personal life and professional career of George Catlin Woodruff, who not only practiced law for several decades in Litchfield but also served as Litchfield's postmaster and held elected positions both locally and in the United States Congress.   His law career is extensively represented in his business correspondence with clients concerning suits in progress and with other law professionals; his law school notebooks; and his own notes...
Dates: Created: 1779-1966; Other: Majority of material found in 1815-1919; Other: Date acquired: 11/03/1954