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Nelson Brewster papers

1971-42-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1971-42-0
Scope and Contents The papers of Nelson Brewster (1793?-1850), a lawyer who resided in Goshen, Conn. The papers consist of approximately 125 items, including legal records, bank reports, and similar documents. Included in the collection is a set of papers (23 items) related to the administration of Putnam Bailey's estate, 1840-1841. Bailey was a successful merchant and postmaster in North Goshen and left an estate of approximately $50,000. The estate required several years for settlement. The reports to...
Dates: Created: 1811-1855; Other: Date acquired: 01/11/1971

Judson Canfield papers

1985-24-0

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Identifier: 1985-24-0
Scope and Contents The papers of Judson Canfield (1759-1840), consisting primarily of legal documents, including agreements, deeds, executions, receipts, statements, and correspondence and include a small collection of correspondence and writings relating to Walter Ferriss, whose daughter married Canfield's son. The papers are arranged in two series. Series 1, Judson Canfield papers, primarily consists of documents related to Canfield's law practice. Most involve matters in and around Sharon, Conn., but there...
Dates: Created: 1760-1856; Other: Date acquired: 05/10/1987

Deming, Perkins, and Quincy families papers

1950-01-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1950-01-0
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: Created: 1762-1950; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1921

Henry B. Graves papers

00-1971-43-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1971-43-0
Scope and Contents

Three account books , notes, and correspondence related to the law practice of Henry B. Graves of Litchfield, Conn. The account books are currently stored in 3B Box 21.

Dates: Created: 1843-1883; Other: Date acquired: 01/08/1971

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

Capt. H. S. Jones collection

1976-14-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1976-14-0
Scope and Contents This collection contains records and correspondence pertaining to Captain Herbert Sidney Jones, of Litchfield, Conn. Herbert Sidney Jones was born on July 22, 1893 in New York City.  He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1916.  He received his master's degree in engineering from Columbia University.  He served in the U.S. Navy, and was the commander of a destroyer when he retired in 1934 for reasons of health.  During WWII, he was recalled to active duty and served on the Bureau...
Dates: Created: 1928-1975; Other: Date acquired: 11/04/1977

Ephraim Kirby Legal Notes

00-1899-2-0

 Collection — Box: Box 21A
Identifier: 00-1899-2-0
Scope and Contents The Ephraim Kirby Legal Notes collection (1899-2-0) is a bound volume containing notes and reports made by Ephraim Kirby when he was a law reporter. The notes and reports found in this volume were used to create the first published collection of law reports in the United States. The creation of the law reports was started to begin to differentiate United States common law from England’s common law. The cases found in this bound volume can be found in the published version, but the published...
Dates: Created: 1785-1787; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1898

Litchfield County Bar Association Records

00-1965-24-0

 Collection — Box: 3A Box 5
Identifier: 00-1965-24-0
Scope and Contents This single volume record book contains various information pertaining to the Litchfield County Bar Association. The first entry is dated December 1796. The volume includes entries by various secretaries documenting rules for admission to practice, resolves, and fees. Adonijah Strong is the first party listed as Chairman, and Frederick Wolcott the first as Clerk of the Bar. It establishes a fee schedule for the Court of Common Pleas and the Superior Court. It provides listings of students...
Dates: Created: 1793-1886; Other: Date acquired: 02/12/1965

Litchfield county law notes

00-1996-13-0-2

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1996-13-0-2
Scope and Contents

A small notebook with lists of legal cases and payments. There is no name for the lawyer but names in many of the cases involve Litchfield (Conn.) people.

Dates: Created: circa 1784; Other: Date acquired: 01/08/1997

Ryan Family Papers 1

1997-11-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-11-0
Scope and Contents Ryan Family Papers 1 (1915-1986), consisting of music manuscripts, lyrics and poetry, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, and a biographical documentation. Thomas Ryan (1872-1933) was born in Ireland and moved to the United States as an infant with his mother. He took up acting and singing, but embarked on a law career, studying in Torrington, Conn., and graduating from Yale Law School in 1897. In 1899, he pursued mining in Arizona, California, and Mexico. After his fortunes...
Dates: Created: 1915-1986; Other: Date acquired: 03/07/1998

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