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Elisha Frisbie Accounts and Journal

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1955-37-0
Scope and Contents The Elisha Frisbie Accounts and Journal (1955-37-0) contain tables documenting the number of men in Captain Seymour's militia under Elisha Sheldon from October 25th to December 25th 1776. The tables break the numbers of men down into the number sick, discharged, fit for duty, dead, etc. There are also very small entries tracking the movement of the militia, and there are also accounts of rations and money spent. There are also a number of diary entries detailing military activity for the same...
Dates: Created: 1776 Oct 25 - 1776 Dec 25; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1955

Guion family papers

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Identifier: 2004-43-0
Scope and Contents The papers of the Guion family of Litchfield. Brothers Hobart Guion (1869-1950) and George Guion (1870-1962) married sisters Harriet Cutler McAllister (1880-1977) and Amelia Hamilton McAllister (1877-1962), respectively. The McAllister sisters were the nieces of New York social arbiter Samuel Ward McAllister, who coined the term "the 400" to describe, in his opinion, the elite New York society members who mattered. Items include photographs of family members and subjects in and around...
Dates: Created: circa 1870-1977; Other: Date acquired: 07/12/2006

Dwight C. Kilbourn diary

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Identifier: 00-1971-58-2
Scope and Contents The Dwight C. Kilbourn diary (1971-58-2) contains daily entries for the year 1885. Commonly found are notations about the weather, Mr. Kilbourn's daily activities and monetary transactions. This item is housed in 3A Box 24.
Dates: Created: 1885; Other: Date acquired: 10/07/1972

Harriet Kilbourne diaries

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Identifier: 00-1922-39-0
Scope and Contents The Harriet Kilbourne diaries (1922-39-0) consists of two diaries handwritten by Harriet Kilbourne. The two items chronicle the daily life of Mrs. Kilbourne, and frequent topics include the weather, who came to call, and who she sent and received letters and notes from. The second volume (April 27, 1908 - October 5, 1812) contains a short list of "Monthly Bills and Checks Sent" written on the inside of the back cover. Items are currently housed in 3A Box 3.
Dates: Created: 1904-1912; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1921

Kingsbury Family Papers

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Identifier: 2015-52-0
Content Description Kingsbury Family Papers (2015-55-0) Two bound books. Travel Diary documenting the travels of Edith Davies Kingsbury during a tour of Europe in 1891. Taking the Steamship Lahn on January 21 this diary gives a daily account of various places she visited and includes photographs of many of the places. Information includes eating establishments, different foods, hotels, art, along with her fellow travelers. Entries also include meeting the Prince and Princess of Wales before finally returning home...
Dates: 1891-1911

Litchfield Female Academy collection

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Identifier: 1890-07-2
Scope and Contents This collection documents the history of The Litchfield Female Academy, Litchfield, Connecticut. Early records refer to the Academy as Miss Pierce's School, Miss Pierce's Academy, and Sarah Pierce's Academy. In the collection are institutional records; correspondence, diaries, journals, school notebooks, and albums of students; papers of Sarah Pierce and the Pierce family; and correspondence of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel regarding her research for her books "Chronicles of a Pioneer School, from...
Dates: Created: 1787-1927; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1890

Mary Eliza Rouse journal

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Identifier: 00-2011-72-0
Scope and Contents The Mary Eliza Rouse journal (2011-72-0) is a handwritten journal containing a variety of writings including verses and poems, and a composition concerning the death of her daughter, Anna Eliza Rouse Cook and her husband Hiram Martin Cook, who died in November 1851, 2 days apart. She records the funeral sermon for their double funeral preached by Rev. John A. McKinstry in Torrington.The author writes to her other children and granddaughter Alice Eliza Cook to help them remember their...
Dates: Created: 1851-1854; Other: Date acquired: 04/06/2011

Phelps Family Papers

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Identifier: 1961-39-0
Scope and Contents The Phelps Family Papers consist primarily of correspondence. Most of the letters date from 1854-1865 and were written to or from Rev. Winthrop Henry Phelps, who served as chaplain to the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery during the Civil War and from his wife Lucy F. Robinson Phelps. Among the most noteworthy of the papers are a series of diaries maintained by Rev. Phelps. Several of these were edited by his granddaughter Ethel Lowerre Phelps in 1945 and published as limited editions titled "A...
Dates: Created: 1817-1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/09/1963

Phineas Baldwin and Reuben Webster journal

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Identifier: 00-2010-110-0
Scope and Contents The journal of Phineas Baldwin (abt. 1847-1817) and Reuben Webster (1757-1833) documents the activites of two men in Litchfield, Conn.  Baldwin traded in a variety of commodities and services with Litchfield residents, such as wood, veal, rice, tobacco, butter, and carting. His sections of the book run from 1784 to 1806. Another person, perhaps Reuben Webster, also used the book. In these sections, dating from 1817 through 1829, are several entries regarding Baldwin's estate, several regarding...
Dates: Created: 1784-1829; Other: Date acquired: 09/04/2011

Ella A. Pierce diary

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Identifier: 00-2011-31-0
Scope and Contents The Ella A. Pierce diary (2011-31-0) contains personal entries for the year 1877. Common entries discuss school, household tasks (such as dusting, washing dishes, baking, and bedmaking), and sewing and quilting. At the time the diary was begun Ella A. Pierce was seventeen years old and living with her mother and siblings in Roxbury, Connecticut. The diary also contains many references to teenage socializing in the nineteenth century, and frequently has passing references to her future husband,...
Dates: Created: 1877; Other: Date acquired: 05/04/2013

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