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Guild and Stevens families papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1971-46-0
Scope and Contents Photographs, correspondence, and other items related to the Guild family of Milton, Litchfield, Conn., and the Stevens family of Bethlehem, Conn. Some papers also relate to the Lindley family of Ansonia, Conn. Primary correspondents include Penfield Guild (1832-1901), his sister Mary Guild Stevens (1816- ), and her husband James Stevens (1812- ).
Dates: Created: 1834-1860; Other: Date acquired: 07/10/1971

Hall family collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1961-38-0
Scope and Contents The papers of Norman Hall (1805-1852) a son William J. Hall (1839-1912) and a granddaughter Florence Hall Perkins and her husband Willis O. Perkins, residents of Milton, a part of Litchfield, consisting of deeds and an estate inventory. The papers of William also contain a certificate of exemption from service during the Civil War and related documents. To see a partial inventory of the papers, click "Show Digital Content Links" at left and then "Hall Family Collection inventory."
Dates: Created: 1836-1909; Other: Date acquired: 07/07/1963

Johnston's Brigade battle reports

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2010-282-0
Scope and Contents Reports of ammunition expended and casualties in Johnston's Brigade, Early's Division, 2nd Corps (Confederate States of America army) in engagements occurring in July through September 1864. Also includes battle reports of the 12th and 23rd North Carolina Troops.
Dates: Created: 1864 Jul-Sep; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/2011

Katharine Bissell Bogert Roe memoir

 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

Dwight C. Kilbourn collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1929-18-0
Scope and Contents The Dwight C. Kilbourn collection (1929-18-0, .83 linear feet) consists of a wide range of Litchfield, Conn., historical materials collected by Kilbourn, some of which relate to him and other Kilbourns, particularly his distant cousin Eliada Kilbourn (1809-1883) and Eliada’s family, and many that do not. Of particular interest are research files Dwight Kilbourn assembled regarding the involvement of Litchfield men in the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. The collection...
Dates: Created: 1801-1920; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1929

Ladies Benevolent Society of Northfield secretary's books and Soldier's Aid Association minutes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1920-28-0
Scope and Contents One book labeled "Ladies' Benevolent Society Secretary's Book, Vol. I, 1842-1865" and "Soldiers' Aid Association 1861-1865"; one book labeled "Ladies' Benevolent Society Secretary's Book, Vol. II, 1865-1886"; transcript of the two books. The first book includes records of the Ladies’ Benevolent Society from 1842-1859. The women who were the officers of the LBS were also the founding officers of the Soldier’s Aid Association when it began in 1861, and they continued using the same notebook to...
Dates: Created: 1842-1886; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1920

Legal notations and newspaper clippings scrapbook

 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

Letter, Rufus Smith to Quartermaster General

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2012-05-0
Scope and Contents Letter from Rufus Smith to an unnamed quartermaster general agreeing to transport all merchandise sent to Litchfield Station for the 19th Connecticut volunteeers quartered at Litchfield, Connecticut, including wood, wooden boards, scanthing (sic), and rye.
Dates: Created: 1862; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/2013

Abraham Lincoln note

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Identifier: 00-1912-29-0
Scope and Contents A small note from A. Lincoln to L. Wessells, pro marshal 4th Dist Conn. for the release of John H. Bostwick of Salisbury, a deserter from the draft.
Dates: Created: 1865 Feb 13; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1912

Litchfield. Board of Selectmen. Letter regarding a draft

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2010-279-0
Scope and Contents Blank letter requesting inactive militia members to appear in front of the court house for the purpose of a draft.
Dates: Created: 1862 Sep 3; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/2011

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