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Almira A. Bissell notebook

00-2011-73-0

 Collection — Box: Box 21A
Identifier: 00-2011-73-0
Scope and Contents The Almira A. Bissell notebook (2011-73-0) is an undated paperbound notebook. The notebook, kept by Almira A. Bissell (Mrs. Francis Bissell), has "Composition Book" printed on the front cover. The volume contains an alphabetical list of Revolutionary soldiers who enlisted from the town of Litchfield. Mrs. Bissell also includes brief war records, and genealogy when possible. Some notes are inserted on loose paper into the notebook. Almira A. Piper Bissell was the wife of Francis Bissell of...
Dates: Created: n.d.; Other: Date acquired: 04/06/2011

Maria Tallmadge Cushman home remedies notebook

00-1949-39-0

 Collection
Identifier: 00-1949-39-0
Scope and Contents The Maria Tallmadge Cushman home remedies notebook (1949-39-0) was compiled by Maria Tallmadge Cushman from the year 1840 through 1864. The small notebook contains home remedies for illness as well as many recipes and hints for household cleaning. Many of the remedies are handwritten, and a fair amount are newspaper clippings. Health remedies include treatments for cholera, cancer, colds, rheumatism, dysentery, and "Mrs. Noyes Recipe for purifying the blood." Interspersed with health cures...
Dates: Created: 1840-1864; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1948

Samuel Fisher collection

1961-25-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1961-25-0
Scope and Contents Research files and other materials related to Samuel Fisher's 1946 book, Litchfield Law School, 1774-1833: Biographical Catalogue, containing information about its students. There are also papers related to other aspects of Litchfield's history. Starting in the 1930s, Fisher undertook a project to assemble data on every student who attended the Litchfield Law School from 1774-1833. He conducted research and corresponded with colleges and universities, state libraries, historical...
Dates: Created: 1929-1961; Other: Date acquired: 07/05/1963

Guion family papers

2004-43-0

 Collection
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...
Dates: Created: circa 1870-1977; Other: Date acquired: 07/12/2006

Litchfield Female Academy collection

1890-07-2

 Collection
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

Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss papers

2006-34-0

 Fonds
Identifier: 2006-34-0
Scope and Contents The papers of Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss (1919-2006), writer, photographer, dairy farmer, philanthropist, and long-time Litchfield, Conn., resident. The majority of the papers document the foreign travels she made with her husband Hans Christoph Seherr-Thoss (1912-1992) and family members and friends to Europe, Russia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran, India, China, Japan, Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, the Galapagos Islands, and other places. The papers also relate to her involvement in...
Dates: 1920-2006

Seymour family papers

1949-37-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1949-37-0
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: Created: 1777-1923; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1948

Starr family papers

2010-97-0

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-97-0
Scope and Contents The papers of the Starr family of Litchfield, Conn., primarily centering on Henry Starr (1785-1817) and his parents, Daniel (1759-1809) and Rachel Buell Starr (1761-1813), which include correspondence, a notebook, financial records, and documents related to the estates of Daniel and Rachel Buell Starr. Both father and son were tailors. There is a large group of military records created during the War of 1812 when Henry Starr was a lieutenant serving as paymaster in 37th Regiment U.S....
Dates: Created: 1806-1816; Other: Date acquired: 09/04/2010

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

Woodruff family collection

1953-02-2-8

 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...
Dates: Created: 1779-1966; Other: Majority of material found in 1815-1919; Other: Date acquired: 11/03/1954

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Litchfield Law School 2
Reeve, Tapping, 1744-1823 2
Beecher, Catharine Esther, 1800-1878 1
Bissell, Almira A., 1856-1946 1
Brace, John Pierce, 1793-1872 1
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Connecticut. County Court (Litchfield County) 1
Cushman, Maria Tallmadge, 1790-1878 1
Fisher, Samuel H. (Samuel Herbert), 1867-1957 1
Grimes, William, 1784-1865 1
Guion family 1
Guion, Amelia Hamilton McAllister, 1877-1962 1
Guion, George, 1870-1962 1
Guion, Hobart, 1869-1950 1
Hubbard, Elijah, 1777-1846 1
Law, Samuel Andrew, 1771-1845 1
Litchfield Female Academy (Conn.) 1
Litchfield Historical Society (Litchfield, Conn.) 1
Litchfield Light Horse (Military unit) 1
Litchfield Players (Litchfield, Conn.) 1
Osborn, Selleck, 1783-1826 1
Phelps Tavern (Litchfield, Conn.) 1
Pierce, Sarah, 1767-1852 1
Seherr-Thoss, Hans Christoph, 1912-1992 1
Seherr-Thoss, Sonia P., 1919-2006 1
Seymour family 1
Seymour, Epaphroditus, 1783-1854 1
Seymour, Henry, 1780-1837 1
Seymour, Horatio, 1778-1857 1
Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886 1
Seymour, Lucy Morris Woodruff, 1807-1894 1
Seymour, Mary H. (Mary Harrison), 1835-1913 1
Seymour, Moses, 1774-1826 1
Seymour, Origen Storrs, 1804-1881 1
Seymour, Ozias, 1776-1851 1
Starr family 1
Starr, Henry, 1785-1817 1
Storrs family 1
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 1
Thompson, Esther H., 1853-1929 1
Thompson, George William, 1816-1891 1
Tracy, Uriah, 1755-1807 1
Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes, 1842-1939 1
Woodruff family 1
Woodruff, George C. (George Catlin), 1805-1885 1
Woodruff, George M. (George Morris), 1836-1930 1
Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia Seymour, 1806-1892 1
Woodruff, James Parsons, 1868-1931 1
Woodruff, Lewis B. (Lewis Bartholomew), 1809-1875 1
Woodruff, Morris, 1777-1840 1
Woodruff, Reuben M., 1811-1849 1
Yale College (1718-1887) 1
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