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Emerette Colt Strong diary

Identifier: 00-1972-127-0
Scope and Contents The Emerette Colt Strong diary (1972-127-0) contains entries from March 8, 1874 through May 9, 1874. Emerette provides detailed daily accounts as she travelled across the country from New York to California by train. She provides descriptions of the cities that they stopped at along the way, as well as written sketches of the landscape, economy, and architecture of the country as she travelled west. Also represented in the diary are occassional histories of select cities or historic...
Dates: Created: 1874; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/1972

Thomas Harney daybook

Identifier: 00-1913-32-0
Scope and Contents The Thomas Harney daybook (1913-32-0) contains various entries by Thomas Harney, and later his wife, between the years 1856 and 1876. The majority of the journal contains brief daily entries that describe the weather condition, the wind direction, daily activities, and the temperature at sunrise, noon, and sunset. Also recorded are letters sent, as well as a recipe for ink and whitewash. Item is currently housed in 3A Box 22.
Dates: Created: 1856-1876; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1912

James C.L. Wadsworth journal

Identifier: 00-2011-71-0
Scope and Contents The James C.L. Wadsworth journal (2011-71-0) was penned by Wadsworth in 1846 and 1847. The journal chronicles his voyage from New York to San Francisco which began on November 27, 1846 and ended April 24, 1847. In the journal he discusses passing in sight of Cape De Verde, and Falkland Islands, and Cape Horn. He also writes about stopping at the Island of Juan Ferdandez. The item is currently housed in 3A Box 22.
Dates: Created: 1846-1847; Other: Date acquired: 03/06/2011

Webster Family Papers

Identifier: 2017-11-0
Scope and Contents The Webster family papers include Arethusa Farm records, ledgers, calendars, and postcards; documentation of a 1952 transcontinental trip to Alaska; and Litchfield photos and ephemera. Most of the family papers are from the 1870s through the 1920s.In 1868, Charles Baldwin Webster (1822-1912) Charles purchased a farm in Litchfield, CT, that he and his wife Lucinda Baldwin (1830-1871) named Arethusa, which remained in the Webster family until it was sold in 1981.The collection...
Dates: 1867-1998

William Buel Weather Diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2011-60-0
Scope and Contents The William Buel Weather Diary (2011-60-0) is two sections of notebook paper that has been made into a weather diary. The entries begin in October 1789 and end in August 1792. The direction of the wind is taken almost every day during this period in the morning, afternoon, and night. Along with the chart marking these finds there are a few pages which describe the weather over the period of a month.
Dates: Created: October 1789 - August 1792; Other: Date acquired: 07/05/2013

William H. Cone diary

Identifier: 00-1921-41-0
Scope and Contents The William H. Cone diary (1921-41-0) contains entries by William H. Cone of Litchfield County, Connecticut in 1863 and 1864 while serving in the Connecticut Volunteers 5th Regiment Infantry, Company E during the American Civil War. He dedicates a fair amount of time to describing his daily activities in the field such as being on picket, drilling, participating in dressparades, and company inspections. Of particular interest are his entries that detail the 5th Regiment's involvement in the...
Dates: Created: 1863-1864; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1920

Wolcott family collection

Identifier: 1906-04-0
Scope and Contents Correspondence chiefly between Frederick Wolcott (1767-1837), his wife Elizabeth (Betsey) Huntington  Wolcott (1774-1812), his brother Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833) who served as Secretary of the Treasury and Governor of Connecticut, and Jabez W. Huntington (1788-1847) who served as a U.S. Senator from Connecticut.  Topics include domestic news, local, state, regional and national politics, business affairs, church activities, trade with China and the merchant vessel Trident, raising merino sheep,...
Dates: Created: 1740-1844; Other: Majority of material found in 1790-1837; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1906

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

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