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Scope and Contents Stephanie Whitney Cunningham manuscript (2011-29-0) is an unfinished manuscript draft of "From Bride to Great-Grandmother in Litchfield" by Stephanie Whitney Cunningham. Written in a small spiral bound notebook, the manuscript gives insight into the author's life in Litchfield, as well as the social scene, families, buildings, etc. that were present in the community in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There is a typewritten transcript of the manuscript.
Dates: Created: circa 1940; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2013
Scope and Contents The Maria Tallmadge Cushman home remedies notebook (1949-39-0) was compiled by Maria Tallmadge Cushman from the year 1840 through 1864. The small notebook contains home remedies for illness as well as many recipes and hints for household cleaning. Many of the remedies are handwritten, and a fair amount are newspaper clippings. Health remedies include treatments for cholera, cancer, colds, rheumatism, dysentery, and "Mrs. Noyes Recipe for purifying the blood." Interspersed with health cures are...
Dates: Created: 1840-1864; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1948
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents The Mrs. E.S. Downes album (1923-32-0) is a collection of pressed algae that was given from Mrs. E.S. Downes to Mrs. H.W. Buel (Catharine Laidlaw Buel) on October 5, 1874. The album contains eight samples of pressed algae in various colors and is titled "American Algae or, Flowers of the Sea."
Dates: Created: 1874; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1922
Scope and Contents The Friday Fasters record book (1913-33-0) was made by Mary H. Willis to document the Litchfield female lunch club known as the Friday Fasters. The book contains a variety of items recording the activities of the club from 1902 to 1904. Inside the front cover is a watercolor depicting the lunch club in a satirical manner. The words "Semper Puratus", which translate to "always ready", appear under the name "Ye Friday Fasters". Also present in the record book is a brief explanation of the first...
Dates: Created: 1902-1904; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1912
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents An invitation to Miss Frisbie, written on the back of a Henry Hart Exportation playing card, from W.H. Harrison, E. Harrison, and E.B. Woodruff. Dated at Litchfield South Farms, Miss Frisbie's company is respectfully solicited at Col. E. [Judd?]s Ball Room. Miss Frisbie may be Hannah Frisbie who was born in Litchfield, CT in 1802.
Dates: Created: 1818 Sep 12; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1936
Scope and Contents The Bernice Fuessenich collection consists of photographs, invoices, programs, invitations, advertising, brochures, dance cards, calling cards, and other ephemera documenting cultural, social, religious, and business activities in Litchfield, Conn., 1897-1976. Among the subjects covered are drama productions, church dedications and services, horse shows, minstrel shows, dances and balls, businesses and restaurants. There are also receipts for goods and services. Some of the papers relate to the...
Dates: Created: 1897-1976; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/2005
Scope and Contents The papers of the Guion family of Litchfield. Brothers Hobart Guion (1869-1950) and George Guion (1870-1962) married sisters Harriet Cutler McAllister (1880-1977) and Amelia Hamilton McAllister (1877-1962), respectively. The McAllister sisters were the nieces of New York social arbiter Samuel Ward McAllister, who coined the term "the 400" to describe, in his opinion, the elite New York society members who mattered. Items include photographs of family members and subjects in and around...
Dates: Created: circa 1870-1977; Other: Date acquired: 07/12/2006
Scope and Contents The Thomas Harney daybook (1913-32-0) contains various entries by Thomas Harney, and later his wife, between the years 1856 and 1876. The majority of the journal contains brief daily entries that describe the weather condition, the wind direction, daily activities, and the temperature at sunrise, noon, and sunset. Also recorded are letters sent, as well as a recipe for ink and whitewash. Item is currently housed in 3A Box 22.
Dates: Created: 1856-1876; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1912
Content Description Mary Jones Lewis Bostwick to William Warner Bostwick (2015-86-0) Letter from Mary Bostwick to William Bostwick. Mary writes to her brother William, a student at Trinity College. She thanked him for his previous letter, mentioned a chimney fire and playing Charades. Other names mentioned are Uncle Jones, Mr. Benedict, Aunt Parmelee, Aunt Annie, Celeste (her sister), Edward Seymore, Eliza Migeon, George, Mr Hutchinson
Scope and Contents The Sarah M. Hopkins Kilbourn diary (1971-58-1) chronicles the daily life of Sarah Kilbourn for a portion of the year 1888. Her brief entries mainly recount her personal activities for the day, the weather, and sometimes the activities of her husband Dwight C. Kilbourn. Of particular interest are her entries from March 11 - March 15 during the Connecticut blizzard of 1888. Entries in the diary end on the date March 21. Item is currently house in 3A Box 24.
Dates: Created: 1888; Other: Date acquired: 10/07/1972
- Subject: Litchfield (Conn.) - Social life and customs X
- Bostwick, William 1
- Cunningham, Stephanie Whitney, 1869-1949 1
- Cushman, Maria Tallmadge, 1790-1878 1
- Downes, E. S., Mrs. 1
- Friday Fasters (Organization) 1
- Fuessenich, Bernice D., 1918- 1
- Gray, Jane Loring, 1821-1909 1
- Guion family 1
- Guion, Amelia Hamilton McAllister, 1877-1962 1
- Guion, George, 1870-1962 1
- Guion, Hobart, 1869-1950 1
- Harney, Thomas, 1802-1870 1
- Harriman, Mary Jones Bostwick, 1833 - 1893 1
- Jackson, Susan Loring 1
- Kilbourn, Sarah M. Hopkins , 1842- 1
- Kilbourne, Harriet 1
- Lewis, Mary Ann, 1797-1884 1
- Litchfield Light Horse (Military unit) 1
- Loring family 1
- Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867 1
- Phelps, Mary Lewis 1
- Pierce, Mary, -1863 1
- Sanford, Margaret Swartwout, 1881-1966 1
- Willis, Mary H. 1 ∧ less