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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
Almira A. Bissell notebook
Collection — Box: Box 21A
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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: n.d.; Other: Date acquired: 04/06/2011
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
Jones and Kilbourn families papers
Scope and Contents The Jones and Kilbourn families papers document several generations of two families who lived primarily in Litchfield, Conn., principally Eaton Jones (1729-1791), Eaton Jones (1762-1838), Charles Jones (1797-1891), George Eaton Jones (1849-1927), Mary M. Jones (1851-1930), and Eaton Jones (1897-1971). George Eaton Jones married Mary Braman (1864-1927), a granddaughter of Payne Kenyon Kilbourne (1815-1859). In addition, there are third-party papers that relate to the American Revolutionary...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1747-1959; Other: Date acquired: 03/08/1972
Scope and Contents The Litchfield Sourcebook of Revolutionary History (2011-56-0) is comprised mostly of transcriptions of revolutionary texts. The transcripted texts are: a ledger written by Moses Seymour, a note book created by Elisha Fresbie, a ledger by James Morris Sr., and the Seymour Family papers. There is commentary on the texts inserted into the book by the transcriptionists. There is a table of contents at the front of the book which breaks down the book into very specific sections. After the table...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1776-7; Other: Date acquired: 07/05/2013
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