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Adams family collection

1970-35-1

 Collection
Identifier: 1970-35-1
Scope and Contents The personal papers of the Adams Family, including Joseph Adams (1767-1856); his son, Charles Adams (1805-1883); children of Charles Adams, including Julia Adams How Wessells (1842-1904), Mary Adams Wheelock (1838-1895), and Charles Adams Jr. (1845-1864); other family members; and friends and business associates. The collection consists primarily of correspondence. The collection consists primarily of correspondence received by Joseph Adams from family members and members of the Litchfield...
Dates: Created: 1798-1928; Other: Majority of material found in 1798-1877; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/1970

Bissell family collection

1949-24-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1949-24-0
Scope and Contents The papers of the Bissell and Bissell-Baldwin families, including family members, friends, and business associates. The collection consists of correspondence, business records, account books, and other records. Isaac Bissell (1682-1744) moved to Litchfield in 1723, where he owned a 60th share, approximately 700 acres. He was the father of ten children, including Benjamin (1717-1747) and Zebulon (1724-1777). The Bissells were farmers, although there is little material in the Society's...
Dates: Created: 1760-1926; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1949

Ella A. Pierce diary

00-2011-31-0

 Collection
Identifier: 00-2011-31-0
Scope and Contents The Ella A. Pierce diary (2011-31-0) contains personal entries for the year 1877. Common entries discuss school, household tasks (such as dusting, washing dishes, baking, and bedmaking), and sewing and quilting. At the time the diary was begun Ella A. Pierce was seventeen years old and living with her mother and siblings in Roxbury, Connecticut. The diary also contains many references to teenage socializing in the nineteenth century, and frequently has passing references to her future...
Dates: Created: 1877; Other: Date acquired: 05/04/2013

Katharine Bissell Bogert Roe memoir

00-1960-23-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1960-23-0
Scope and Contents Ten-page memoir in which Katherine Bissell Bogert Roe recounts Litchfield in the 1860s when she was a teenager. She recalls visiting her Aunt Mary Bissell, other members of the Bissell and Welch families, and friends; details about the interiors and exteriors of houses; watching baseball; going to dances and the circus; riding down North Street imitating a circus performer on Dr. Gates's buggy; activities during the Civil War; giving Henry Ward Beecher an arbutus from Litchfield; and other...
Dates: Created: 1912; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1960

Women's Forum records

2004-30-0

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-30-0
Scope and Contents The records of the The Women's Forum, founded in Litchfield in 1914 with seventeen members to provide an opportunity for women of the area to exchange viewpoints and talents. In 1916, classes were offered, and in 1925, outside speakers were invited. Over the years, such notables as Igor Sikorsky, Eleanor Roosevelt, Madeleine L'Engle, and Abraham Ribicoff have appeared. The records consist of correspondence, minutes, news clippings, membership lists, financial records, programs, and...
Dates: Created: 1913-2009; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/2004

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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