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Elihu Harrison papers
Scope and Contents The papers of Elihu Harrison (1797-1855) consist primarily of his business papers including bills, accounts, receipts, and orders. Elihu Harrison was a storekeeper and business man in Litchfield, first in the South Farms section (now the town of Morris) and later, about 1825, in the center of Litchfield. From the goods he purchased from wholesale merchants in New Haven and New York, it is evident that he ran a general store, selling a variety of dry goods, hardware, and groceries. The business...
Dates: Created: 1812-1848; Other: Date acquired: 11/03/1954
Litchfield Store records
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents A small booklet with "Litchfield" written on the title page. No indication of the store owner. There are lists of goods, including fabrics, millinery items, and dry goods and two pages of expenses.
Dates: Created: circa 1821
Samuel M. Ensign daybook
Scope and Contents Daybook of Samuel M. Ensign (2013-136-0) of South Farms (now Morris) section of Litchfield. It covers a store selling dry goods, groceries,and liquor from 1833-1834. Currently housed in 3B Box 30.
Dates: Created: 1833-1834; Other: Date acquired: 02/11/2015
Silas E. Cheney account book
Scope and Contents The Silas E. Cheney account book (1973-6-0) contains records for the years 1848-1856. Silas E. Cheney (1821-1874) was the son of Litchfield furniture maker Silas Ely Cheney and his wife Mary Young Cheney. During the 1840s and 1850s Silas operated a store in Litchfield. The account book indicates that the business dealt in general goods as well as foodstuffs. In the late 1850s Silas and his brother Edward relocated to New York where they briefly worked from their brother-in-law Horace Greeley....
Dates: Created: 1848-1856; Other: Date acquired: 12/08/1972
William Porter Daybook
Scope and Contents William Porter daybook (1977-43-0) for a general store in Litchfield from July 6, 1832 to August 17, 1833. Currently housed in 3B Box 60.
Dates: Created: 1831-1833; Other: Date acquired: 01/11/1977