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James Baldwin Diary
Scope and Contents The James Baldwin Diary (1951-12-0) is a small diary containing a few pages of genealogical information of the Baldwin family including birth and death dates for several family members and describing how his family originally came to Litchfield. The majority of the diary is a retelling of American Revolutionary War. In part of the diary, Baldwin mentions the battle of Harlem Heights and a speech by George Washington. The diary was most likely written by James Baldwin, but the diary was most...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: Before 1843; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1951
Scope and Contents The Deming, Perkins, and Quincy Families Papers document members of several prominent families who lived in the town of Litchfield, Conn. In the late eighteenth century, the patriarchs of each family earned wealth through their activities as merchants, traders, and investors, enabling them and many of the members of the next generations to live lives free from financial concern, if not outright luxury. The papers consist largely of correspondence, and also include collections of financial...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1762-1950; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1921
Elisha Frisbie Accounts and Journal
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...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1776 Oct 25 - 1776 Dec 25; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1955
Seymour family papers
Scope and Contents The papers of the Seymour family of Litchfield, Conn. Principal figures are Maj. Moses Seymour (1742-1826); two of his sons, Ozias Seymour (1776-1851), and Epaphroditus Seymour (1783-1854); and Ozias Seymour's son, Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881). A number of other members of the Seymour family and its relatives, in particular, members of the Storrs family of Mansfield, Conn., and Woodruff family of Litchfield, are also represented. The papers include correspondence, business records,...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1777-1923; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1948
Elisha Sill family papers
Scope and Contents The papers of Dr. Elisha Sill (1730-1808) of Goshen, Conn., consist of his diary and account book, 1771-1783, and his copy of a 1776 letter to Col. Oliver Wolcott in which he asked to be relieved of service. The collection also includes two 1774 letters from committees of correspondence and papers related to Dr. Sill's son Elisha Eaton Sill (1774-1812) and grandson William Eaton Sill (1806-1888). After graduating from Yale College in 1754, Dr. Sill settled in Goshen, Conn. and eastablished...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1771-1825; Other: Date acquired: 02/08/1999
Woodruff family collection
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...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1779-1966; Other: Majority of material found in 1815-1919; Other: Date acquired: 11/03/1954