Litchfield County (Conn.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Connecticut Mining Company account book (1939-23-0) contains financial records for the years 1858 through 1860. The Connecticut Mining Company was incorporated in 1854 by the state General Assembly with the purpose of exploring for iron, copper and other metals and minerals, and for mining, vending, smelting and working the same. The thiry-five page ledger contains the names of laborers who worked in the mines, as well as their daily wages. Also noted are larger amounts that individuals...
Dates: Created: 1858-1860; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/1939
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents The Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter (Litchfield, Conn.) records (2011-18-0, .42 linear feet) consist of research reports regarding lists of American Revolutionary War soldiers from Litchfield and surrounding towns; surveys of churches in Litchfield and Morris; grave records; and a 1779 pay abstract relating to the 13th Regiment Connecticut Militia. Many of the records were created by D.A.R. chapters in surrounding areas and presented to the Litchfield...
Dates: Created: 1905-1936; Other: Date acquired: 03/04/2012
Scope and Contents The Joseph E. Hopkins notebook (1956-33-0) contains handwritten notes on the history of the district east of Northfield, Connecticut extending to the Naugatuck River. The notebook was created in 1955 by Joseph E. Hopkins. In addition to general history of the area, the notebook also contains information about the Hopkins family during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Dates: Created: 1955; Other: Date acquired: 08/10/1957
Scope and Contents The Litchfield County American Revolutionary War-era court records primarily relate to Connecticut residents who failed to muster when warned with their respective Connecticut military units. There is a small, but significant, group of case files, land seizure records, and miscellaneous documents. The records cover the period 1774-1781, centering on the years of 1777 through 1779. The records are arranged in two series and include summonses, depositions, executions, dockets, and other...
Dates: Created: 1774-1781; Other: Date acquired: 03/12/2010
Collection — Box 1
Collection — Box pension records
Scope and Contents On March 8th of 1818, Congress passed an Act of Provisions that allowed Revolutionary War Veterans to file a claim of their outstanding war pensions. Included here are pension claims filed by the surviving veterans of Litchfield County (1820-1834). In some cases, veterans had to refile for their pensions in subsequent years and used additional supporting evidence and letters of witness to verify their service in the Revolutionary War. The Collection is comprised of three boxes of alphabetized...
Dates: Created: 1820-1834
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Document listing recepients of the Percival report in each town and the academies of Litchfield County, Conn. The report referred to may be Report on the Geology of the State of Connecticut by James G. Percival, 1842. The document appears to be in the hand of George C. Woodruff.
Dates: Created: undated; Other: Date acquired: 06/09/2012
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 husband,...
Dates: Created: 1877; Other: Date acquired: 05/04/2013