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Blizzards - Connecticut

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Sarah M. Hopkins Kilbourn diary


Identifier: 00-1971-58-1
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

Litchfield photographs, Blizzard of 1888


 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-2011-24-0
Scope and Contents The Blizzard of 1888 photographs (2011-24-0) are two photographs of Dr. Buel's house on North Street in Litchfield, Connecticut taken after the storm. One shows the road near the house and the snow piles the other is a view of the front of the house with the snow almost as high as the roof of the front porch. Both photographs are identified on the verso. A description of the snow piles at Dr. Buel's can be found in the Litchfield Book of Days (1899),...
Dates: Created: 1888; Other: Date acquired: 10/04/2012