Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 3 of 3

Beach, Webster, and Dickinson families papers

1995-15-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-15-0
Scope and Contents The Beach, Webster, and Dickinson families papers (1995-15-0, 4.59 linear feet) relate to three associated Litchfield, Conn., families. In 1916, Bessie Rachel Beach (1893-1976) married Leonard Dickinson (1895-1946). The parents of Bessie were Milo D. Beach (1861-1959) and Louisa Webster Beach (1862-1951). A large part of the collection consists of genealogical information culled from a variety of sources. Original materials include marriage certificates; correspondence; mortgages and deeds;...

Jeannette Guildford manuscript

00-2010-183-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2010-183-0
Scope and Contents Manuscript of "Twelve Months at Arethusa," by Jeannette Guildford (1914-2005). Guildford was the great-granddaughter of Charles and Lucinda Webster who purchased Arethusa Farm in 1868. Upon the death of her mother and the selling of the family farm, Guilford wrote three poems and “Twelve Months at Arethusa”, which is a book that recounts stories passed down by her family regarding life on the farm.

Webster Family Papers

2017-11-0

 Fonds
Identifier: 2017-11-0
Scope and Contents The Webster family papers include Arethusa Farm records, ledgers, calendars, and postcards; documentation of a 1952 transcontinental trip to Alaska; and Litchfield photos and ephemera. Most of the family papers are from the 1870s through the 1920s.In 1868, Charles Baldwin Webster (1822-1912) Charles purchased a farm in Litchfield, CT, that he and his wife Lucinda Baldwin (1830-1871) named Arethusa, which remained in the Webster family until it was sold in 1981.The collection...