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African Americans -- Connecticut -- Litchfield

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Deming, Perkins, and Quincy families papers


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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1762-1950; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1921

James Gilbert manuscript


 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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1935 Jun 13

Litchfield Country writs and promissory notes


 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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1800-1809; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/1971

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


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


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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1777-1864; Other: Majority of material found in 1778-1833; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1933