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African Americans -- Connecticut -- Litchfield

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Bill of sale to Benjamin Tallmadge from Ezra L'Hommedieu for a "certain Negro girl by the name of Jane about thirteen years of age", 1787 Mar 10

Folder 12

 Item — Folder 12: Series Series 1; Series Series 3; Series Series 4; Series Series 5
Identifier: Folder 12
Scope and Contents

Witnessed by William Floyd.

Dates: 1787 Mar 10

Bill of sale to Benjamin Tallmadge from John Shethar for a "Negro boy named Prince", 1784 May 19

Folder 10

 Item — Folder 10: Series Series 1; Series Series 3; Series Series 4; Series Series 5
Identifier: Folder 10
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contains bill of sale for a slave named Prince to Benjamin Tallmadge.

Dates: 1784 May 19

Deming, Perkins, and Quincy families papers

1950-01-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1950-01-0
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...
Dates: Created: 1762-1950; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1921

James Gilbert manuscript

00-2010-178-0

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-2010-178-0
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.

Dates: Created: 1935 Jun 13

Indenture for Ebo, a "Mustee boy," by his mother, Charity, for 21 years, 1785 Apr 7

Folder 1

 File — Folder 1: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3; Series Series 4; Series Series 5
Identifier: Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Witnessed by Benjamin Tallmadge Jr.

Dates: Created: 1785 Apr 7

Indenture of a "Negro girl named Abigail" by Ruth Woodhull to Benjamin Tallmadge, 1788 Nov 25

Folder 2

 File — Folder 2: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3; Series Series 4; Series Series 5
Identifier: Folder 2
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Series 2, arranged by type of material, consists of Tallmadge's legal documents. The majority of the papers concern land transactions, while others pertain to his store, Benjamin Tallmadge & Co., and to other financial investments. Also included in this series are bills of sale of enslaved people.

Dates: Created: 1788 Nov 25

Litchfield Country writs and promissory notes

00-1971-68-0

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-1971-68-0
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.

Dates: Created: 1800-1809; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/1971

Pinkerton investigation Into the arson of J. Warren Goddard's properties statements and correspondence

1958-26-0

 Fonds
Identifier: 1958-26-0
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...
Dates: 1884

Benjamin Tallmadge collection

1933-19-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1933-19-0
Scope and Contents The Benjamin Tallmadge Collection documents the personal life and professional career of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge through his correspondence as well as his legal, financial, and personal papers.  An army officer, chief intelligence officer, and organizer of the Culper spy ring during the Revolutionary War, Tallmadge became a businessman and U.S. Representative from Connecticut in Congress after the war.The collection contains Tallmadge's duplicate original letters to George...
Dates: Created: 1777-1864; Other: Majority of material found in 1778-1833; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1933