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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 are...
Dates: Created: 1840-1864; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1948
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents The Mrs. E.S. Downes album (1923-32-0) is a collection of pressed algae that was given from Mrs. E.S. Downes to Mrs. H.W. Buel (Catharine Laidlaw Buel) on October 5, 1874. The album contains eight samples of pressed algae in various colors and is titled "American Algae or, Flowers of the Sea."
Dates: Created: 1874; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1922
Scope and Contents The Friday Fasters record book (1913-33-0) was made by Mary H. Willis to document the Litchfield female lunch club known as the Friday Fasters. The book contains a variety of items recording the activities of the club from 1902 to 1904. Inside the front cover is a watercolor depicting the lunch club in a satirical manner. The words "Semper Puratus", which translate to "always ready", appear under the name "Ye Friday Fasters". Also present in the record book is a brief explanation of the first...
Dates: Created: 1902-1904; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1912
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents An invitation to Miss Frisbie, written on the back of a Henry Hart Exportation playing card, from W.H. Harrison, E. Harrison, and E.B. Woodruff. Dated at Litchfield South Farms, Miss Frisbie's company is respectfully solicited at Col. E. [Judd?]s Ball Room. Miss Frisbie may be Hannah Frisbie who was born in Litchfield, CT in 1802.
Dates: Created: 1818 Sep 12; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1936
Scope and Contents The Bernice Fuessenich collection consists of photographs, invoices, programs, invitations, advertising, brochures, dance cards, calling cards, and other ephemera documenting cultural, social, religious, and business activities in Litchfield, Conn., 1897-1976. Among the subjects covered are drama productions, church dedications and services, horse shows, minstrel shows, dances and balls, businesses and restaurants. There are also receipts for goods and services. Some of the papers relate to the...
Dates: Created: 1897-1976; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/2005
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 around...
Dates: Created: circa 1870-1977; Other: Date acquired: 07/12/2006
Content Description Mary Jones Lewis Bostwick to William Warner Bostwick (2015-86-0) Letter from Mary Bostwick to William Bostwick. Mary writes to her brother William, a student at Trinity College. She thanked him for his previous letter, mentioned a chimney fire and playing Charades. Other names mentioned are Uncle Jones, Mr. Benedict, Aunt Parmelee, Aunt Annie, Celeste (her sister), Edward Seymore, Eliza Migeon, George, Mr Hutchinson
Scope and Contents The Harriet Kilbourne diaries (1922-39-0) consists of two diaries handwritten by Harriet Kilbourne. The two items chronicle the daily life of Mrs. Kilbourne, and frequent topics include the weather, who came to call, and who she sent and received letters and notes from. The second volume (April 27, 1908 - October 5, 1812) contains a short list of "Monthly Bills and Checks Sent" written on the inside of the back cover. Items are currently housed in 3A Box 3.
Dates: Created: 1904-1912; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1921
Scope and Contents The Luke Lewis family moved to Litchfield, Conn. in 1811 and lived in a house at #7 East Street in the center of town. Mr. Luke Lewis operated a store on the property and his four daughters all attended the Litchfield Female Academy at various times from 1812-1821. The majority of the collection consists of invitations and replies from members of Litchfield families, Litchfield Female Academy students, and Litchfield Law School students.
Dates: Created: 1811-1895
Scope and Contents The Loring Family Correspondence consists primarily of letters to and from Mary Pierce. The main correspondents are: Mary Pierce; Anna Pierce Brace, Mary's niece; Charles Greely Loring, Anna's husband; Jane Loring Gray and Susan Loring Jackson, daughters of Charles and Anna, grandnieces of Mary Pierce. The Lorings were a prominant family in Boston and in addition to news of the extended families (Cunninghams, Putnams, Jacksons, Grays, & Lowells) and friends, the letters describe life in...
Dates: Created: 1812-1863; Other: Date acquired: 05/09/1966
- Subject: Litchfield (Conn.) -- Social life and customs X
- Bostwick, William, 1830 - 1895 1
- Cunningham, Stephanie Whitney 1
- Cushman, Maria Tallmadge 1
- Downes, Mrs. E.S. 1
- Friday Fasters 1
- Fuessenich, Bernice Dickinson 1
- Gray, Jane Loring, 1821-1909 1
- Gray, Jane Lothrop (Loring) 1
- Guion family 1
- Guion, Amelia Hamilton McAllister 1
- Guion, George 1
- Guion, Hobart 1
- Harney, Thomas 1
- Harney, Thomas (1802-1870) 1
- Harriman, Mary Jones Lewis Bostwick, 1833 - 1893 1
- Jackson, Susan Mary (Loring) 1
- Kilbourn, Sarah M. Hopkins 1
- Kilbourne, Harriet 1
- Lewis, Mary Ann R. 1
- Litchfield Light Horse 1
- Loring, Charles Greely 1
- Loring, Charles Greely, 1794-1867 1
- Phelps, Mary Lewis 1
- Pierce, Mary 1
- Pierce, Mary, 1780-1863 1
- Sanford , Margaret Swartwout, 1881-1966 1
- Willis, Mary H. 1 ∧ less