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Emma L. Adams composition book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2011-41-0
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

American Pocket Knife Manufacturers Association records

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Identifier: 00-1955-27-0
Scope and Contents The American Pocket Knife Manufacturers Association records (1955-27-0) cover the period from 1865 to 1911. The Association underwent multiple name changes during this period, and was known at different time as the "Manufacturers Association of Pen and Pocket Cutlery"(circa 1865), the "Association of the Manufacturers of Pen and Pocket Cutlery" (circa 1872), the "American Pocket Cutlery Manufacturers Association" (1881-1897), and the "American Pocket Knife Manufacturers Association" (circa...
Dates: Created: 1865-1911; Other: Date acquired: 08/10/1956

Jane Amelia Benton school book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2011-90-0
Scope and Contents The Jane Amelia Benton school book (2011-90-0) was kept in 1855. The book contains notes on history lessons that Jane received while attending school in Litchfield in 1855. Her sister Phebe attended school with her at the same time. The book also contains the name of the other pupils in her class. It also identifies the teacher as S.H. Vaill.
Dates: Created: 1855; Other: Date acquired: 02/06/2012

Phebe F. Benton school book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2011-91-0
Scope and Contents The Phebe F. Benton school book (2011-91-0) was kept in 1855. The book contains notes kept on history lessons that Phebe received whle attending school in Litchfield. Her sister Jane attended school at the same time. The notebook also contains a list of pupils in her class, and identifies the teacher as S.H. Vaill.
Dates: Created: 1855; Other: Date acquired: 02/06/2012

Almira A. Bissell notebook

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Identifier: 00-2011-73-0
Scope and Contents The Almira A. Bissell notebook (2011-73-0) is an undated paperbound notebook. The notebook, kept by Almira A. Bissell (Mrs. Francis Bissell), has "Composition Book" printed on the front cover. The volume contains an alphabetical list of Revolutionary soldiers who enlisted from the town of Litchfield. Mrs. Bissell also includes brief war records, and genealogy when possible. Some notes are inserted on loose paper into the notebook. Almira A. Piper Bissell was the wife of Francis Bissell of...
Dates: Created: n.d.; Other: Date acquired: 04/06/2011

Minnie Braman composition book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2011-43-0
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

Maria Tallmadge Cushman home remedies notebook

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Identifier: 00-1949-39-0
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

Samuel Fisher collection

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Identifier: 1961-25-0
Scope and Contents Research files and other materials related to Samuel Fisher's 1946 book, Litchfield Law School, 1774-1833: Biographical Catalogue, containing information about its students. There are also papers related to other aspects of Litchfield's history. Starting in the 1930s, Fisher undertook a project to assemble data on every student who attended the Litchfield Law School from 1774-1833. He conducted research and corresponded with colleges and universities, state libraries, historical societies,...
Dates: Created: 1929-1961; Other: Date acquired: 07/05/1963

Corydon L. Ford notebook

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Identifier: 00-2011-33-0
Scope and Contents The Corydon L. Ford notebook (2011-33-0) contains genealogical information about the Ford/ Foord family. Dr. Corydon L. Ford began collecting the information in 1853. Along with the vast amounts of handwritten genealogy are some later newspaper clippings, as well as sketches of the the gravestones of William Foord and his wife Sarah dingley Foord at Marshfield, Massachusetts and Joseph Ford and his wife Lois Stetson Ford at Center Pembroke, Massachusetts. Included at the end of the notebook is...
Dates: Created: 1853; Other: Date acquired: 05/05/2011

Truman Guild school books

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: 00-1975-97-27,28,30, 32, 33-0
Scope and Contents The Truman Guild school books collection (1975-27,28,30, 32, and 33-0) is a collection of four volumes of school books created by Truman Guild. The notebooks cover various topics such as arithmetic, poetry, Greek poetry and translations, drawings, penmanship, and many other topics. One of the volumes contains a poem that was published in the Litchfield Enquirer, and another volume contains a list of all the books that Guild had read to date. Please see the below detailed descriptions for more...
Dates: Created: 1821-1874; Other: Date acquired: 02/09/1977

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