African Americans -- Connecticut -- Litchfield
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Deming, Perkins, and Quincy Families Papers document members of several prominent families who lived in the town of Litchfield, Conn. In the late eighteenth century, the patriarchs of each family earned wealth through their activities as merchants, traders, and investors, enabling them and many of the members of the next generations to live lives free from financial concern, if not outright luxury. The papers consist largely of correspondence, and also include collections of financial and...
James Gilbert manuscript
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents An historical account, titled "A Journey into the Past," of the section of Litchfield called Headquarters, written by James Gilbert, Jun 13, 1935, in which he describes lands inhabited by former slaves, local characters, and the Dennison, Granniss, and Hayes families.
Litchfield Country writs and promissory notes
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Writs and Promissory Notes (1971-68-0) from 1800-1809, detailing outstanding debts between residents of Litchfield County. This collection was purchased by the donor's father at the Dwight C. Kilbourn auction, pre-1971.
Pinkerton Investigation Into the Arson of J. Warren Goddard's Properties Statements and Correspondence
Content Description This collection consists of statements and correspondence relating to the Pinkerton National Detective Agency investigation into the arson of J. Warren Goddard's properties on North Lake St., Litchfield, on May 3, 1884. A barn was destroyed and a house was damaged. There are a total of five statements, two of which were made by African-Americans, and five reports signed "Allan Pinkerton" mailed to Goddard. It cannot be determined if Pinkerton actually wrote the reports or if his name...