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Gideon Hollister papers

1914-16-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1914-16-0
Scope and Contents The Gideon Hollister papers (1914-16-0, 2.42 linear feet) document Gideon Hiram Hollister (1818-1887), a lawyer, historian, and author who also served as United States minister to Haiti from 1868 to 1869. He is perhaps best known for his History of Connecticut, published in 1855. In addition, he published several books of fiction and poetry. The collection contains manuscripts and documents regarding these works. Also found are manuscripts drafts of some of...
Dates: Created: 1850-1906; Other: Date acquired: 01/09/1914

Jedediah Huntington Orderly Book

2358

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2358
Scope and Contents The Jedediah Huntington Orderly Book collection (2358) is a book of orders from George Washington written by Jedediah Huntington. The orders in the book are from January 1st, 1776 to April 2nd of the same year. The orders vary throughout the book. In the beginning the orders appear more concerned with organization. There is an entry, for example, detailing the make-up of regiments and companies. Similarly, there is another entry which details punishments; for example, someone found to be...
Dates: Created: Jan 1 - Apr 2 1776; Other: Date acquired: 02/07/1921

C. Murray Keefer manuscript

00-1956-30-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1956-30-0
Scope and Contents

Typescript manuscript, "Historical Sketch: Portraying the Ceremony of Presentation to James Morris of the Morris Academy Building and Its Dedication in November 1803," prepared by C. Murray Keefer and enacted in the Morris Community Hall on Jul 24, 1935, as a part of the Connecticut Tercentenary Celebration.

Dates: Created: 1935; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1956

Andrew Lester note

00-1999-02-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1999-02-0
Scope and Contents

A short note dated Canaan, 16 August 1780 from Andrew Lester to the Honorable Committee of Pay Table requesting that the balance of pay due to him in the service of the Continental Army be paid to Mr. Sofford Stevens. Witnessed by Elisha Baker, Justice of Peace, Canaan, Litchfield County.

Dates: Created: 1780 Aug 16; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1998

Litchfield Sourcebook of Revolutionary History

2011-56-0

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Identifier: 2011-56-0
Scope and Contents The Litchfield Sourcebook of Revolutionary History (2011-56-0) is comprised mostly of transcriptions of revolutionary texts. The transcripted texts are: a ledger written by Moses Seymour, a note book created by Elisha Fresbie, a ledger by James Morris Sr., and the Seymour Family papers. There is commentary on the texts inserted into the book by the transcriptionists. There is a table of contents at the front of the book which breaks down the book into very specific sections. After the table...
Dates: Created: 1776-7; Other: Date acquired: 07/05/2013

Andrew Perkins military commission

00-2009-70-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2009-70-0
Scope and Contents

Connecticut military commission to Andrew Perkins appointed lieutenant in the Eighth Co. of the Alarm List in the 20th Regiment. Signed by Jonathan Trumbull, Captain General and Commander in Chief for the State of Connecticut.

Dates: Created: 1780 Jul 1

Edward A. Pierpont diaries

00-2010-257-0

 Collection
Identifier: 00-2010-257-0
Scope and Contents

Four diaries of Litchfield, Conn., farmer Edward A. Pierpont: 1860, 1861, 1871, and 1878-1879. Pierpont generally recorded the weather, his farming and other business activities, and the comings and goings of family members and friends. There are also business accounts.

Dates: Created: 1860-1889

Letter, Rufus Smith to Quartermaster General

00-2012-05-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2012-05-0
Scope and Contents

Letter from Rufus Smith to an unnamed quartermaster general agreeing to transport all merchandise sent to Litchfield Station for the 19th Connecticut volunteeers quartered at Litchfield, Connecticut, including wood, wooden boards, scanthing (sic), and rye.

Dates: Created: 1862; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/2013

Stephen Stone military pass

00-1902-03-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1902-03-0
Scope and Contents

A pass to allow Stephen Stone of Litchfield to go to Salisbury & Stockbridge to visit his relatives. Signed by Lynde Lord, chairman of the ____ Litchfield. Dated Litchfield 23 Sept. 1778.

Dates: Created: 1778 Sep 23

Thompson Family Papers

1929-01-0

 Collection — Box: 1-7
Identifier: 1929-01-0
Scope and Contents The personal papersof the Thompson family (1929-01-0, 3 linear feet) consists of correspondence, notes, personal manuscripts and newspaper publications of various writings of Esther H. Thompson on various topics pertaining to the history of Litchfield, including her childhood recollections of troops mustering for the Civil War on the town green. Also included is information on botany and other topics relating to the Village Improvement Society. Additionally, the collection contains personal...
Dates: 1786-1929; Majority of material found within 1802-1929

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