United States -- Social life and customs
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Bissell family collection
Scope and Contents The papers of the Bissell and Bissell-Baldwin families, including family members, friends, and business associates. The collection consists of correspondence, business records, account books, and other records. Isaac Bissell (1682-1744) moved to Litchfield in 1723, where he owned a 60th share, approximately 700 acres. He was the father of ten children, including Benjamin (1717-1747) and Zebulon (1724-1777). The Bissells were farmers, although there is little material in the Society's...
Dates: Created: 1760-1926; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1949
Ella A. Pierce diary
Scope and Contents The Ella A. Pierce diary (2011-31-0) contains personal entries for the year 1877. Common entries discuss school, household tasks (such as dusting, washing dishes, baking, and bedmaking), and sewing and quilting. At the time the diary was begun Ella A. Pierce was seventeen years old and living with her mother and siblings in Roxbury, Connecticut. The diary also contains many references to teenage socializing in the nineteenth century, and frequently has passing references to her future...
Dates: Created: 1877; Other: Date acquired: 05/04/2013
Katharine Bissell Bogert Roe memoir
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Ten-page memoir in which Katherine Bissell Bogert Roe recounts Litchfield in the 1860s when she was a teenager. She recalls visiting her Aunt Mary Bissell, other members of the Bissell and Welch families, and friends; details about the interiors and exteriors of houses; watching baseball; going to dances and the circus; riding down North Street imitating a circus performer on Dr. Gates's buggy; activities during the Civil War; giving Henry Ward Beecher an arbutus from Litchfield; and other...
Dates: Created: 1912; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1960