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Emma L. Adams composition book
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents The Emma L. Adams composition book (2011-41-0) contains handwritten compositions by Emma L. Adams between October 30, 1875 and November 25, 1876. The small bound notebook contains various compositions dealing with a variety of topics. One titled "A day at Irvington and Tarrytown" describes a day excursion by train of school girls from Brooklyn up the Hudson River. She discusses seeing Washington Irving's home and lunching on the veranda, as well as visiting his grave and the Old Dutch Church in...
Dates: Created: 1875-1876; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/2011
Esther H. Thompson notebook
Scope and Contents The Esther H. Thompson notebook (2011-42-0) contains many hand copied poems, as well as verses clipped from newspapers. It was created between the years 1875 and 1895 by Esther H. Thompson of Litchfield, Connecticut. Most of the poems are not original works, but copies of poems such as "At Last" by John Greenleaf Whittier, "Catching the Colt" by Marian Douglass, and "The Beautiful Snow" by Joseph Warren Watson. Written on the inside cover of the notebook is "Esther H. Thompson Litchfield,...
Dates: Created: circa 1875-1895; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/2011
Mary Eliza Rouse journal
Scope and Contents The Mary Eliza Rouse journal (2011-72-0) is a handwritten journal containing a variety of writings including verses and poems, and a composition concerning the death of her daughter, Anna Eliza Rouse Cook and her husband Hiram Martin Cook, who died in November 1851, 2 days apart. She records the funeral sermon for their double funeral preached by Rev. John A. McKinstry in Torrington.The author writes to her other children and granddaughter Alice Eliza Cook to help them remember their...
Dates: Created: 1851-1854; Other: Date acquired: 04/06/2011
Minnie Braman composition book
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents The Minnie Braman composition book (2011-43-0) contains various compositions written by Minnie Braman between 1879 and 1880. Her composition titled "Litchfield" describes the layout of the town by discussing the streets, green, and buildings. "My Trip to New York" discusses a day trip by train into New York City at Christmastime. She discusses the window displays, shopping at Macy's, and browing in Tiffany's.
Dates: Created: 1879-1880; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/2011
Thompson Family Papers
Collection — Box: 1-7
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 and...
Dates: 1786-1929; Majority of material found within 1802-1929