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Robert Cooley collection

2004-07-0

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-07-0
Scope and Contents Collection of materials purchased by Robert Cooley relating generally to Litchfield and the surrounding area. The collection includes individual 18th and 19th century letters and documents; deeds and other legal papers related to Capt. Miles Beach, 1766-1800s; photographs, including cabinet cards, cartes-de-viste, ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, tintypes loose, in cases, and/or in albums; materials related to the Coley, Tice, and Lewis family lineages and genealogy; and 19th and 20th century...
Dates: Created: 1766-1999; Other: Majority of material found in 1766-1999; Other: Date acquired: 08/04/1992

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

Grant family papers

1914-15-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1914-15-0
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Grant family of Litchfield, including Hannah Grant (1785-1871) and her children Charles William (1810-1881), David McNeil (1812-1885), Harriet Lucretia (1814-1892), and John Mason (1817-1878).  The collection is mostly comprised of family correspondance, but also includes various school lessons and papers, family account records, and real estate records. Hannah (McNeil) Grant was the widow of Charles Grant (1782-1821), who died in 1821.  Hannah and their four children...
Dates: Created: 1817-1869; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1897

Legal notations and newspaper clippings scrapbook

00-2010-283-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2010-283-0
Scope and Contents

Contains notes and news clippings relating to case law, speeches, and events regarding slavery and the Civil War.

Dates: Created: circa 1863; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/2011

Pierce family correspondence

1978-39-8

 Collection
Identifier: 1978-39-8
Scope and Contents The Pierce Family Correspondence consists primarily of letters to and from the children of John Pierce and his first wife, Mary (Paterson) Pierce, as well as of his second wife, Mary (Goodman) Pierce. The collection documents events of national importance: John Pierce, a colonel and paymaster in the Continental Army, received letters from numerous correspondents concerning military, administrative, and political news of the American Revolution. Moreover, the Pierce brothers traveled...
Dates: Created: 1775-1825; Other: Majority of material found in 1776-1825; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1978

Benjamin Tallmadge collection

1933-19-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1933-19-0
Scope and Contents The Benjamin Tallmadge Collection documents the personal life and professional career of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge through his correspondence as well as his legal, financial, and personal papers.  An army officer, chief intelligence officer, and organizer of the Culper spy ring during the Revolutionary War, Tallmadge became a businessman and U.S. Representative from Connecticut in Congress after the war.The collection contains Tallmadge's duplicate original letters to George...
Dates: Created: 1777-1864; Other: Majority of material found in 1778-1833; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1933

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

William Wright slave deed

00-2010-339-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2010-339-0
Scope and Contents

Deed to James Green for "a certain Negro Boy named Charles about twenty years old (no warrantee of soundness)" for and in consideration of $850. Signed and dated in Savannah, Ga.

Dates: Created: 1853 Aug 9; Other: Date acquired: 03/09/2012

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Deming, Julius, 1755-1838 2
Reeve, Tapping, 1744-1823 2
Washington, George, 1732-1799 2
Beach, Miles, 1743-1828 1
Beecher, Catharine Esther, 1800-1878 1