Litchfield (Conn.) - Social life and customs
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents An invitation to Miss Frisbie, written on the back of a Henry Hart Exportation playing card, from W.H. Harrison, E. Harrison, and E.B. Woodruff. Dated at Litchfield South Farms, Miss Frisbie's company is respectfully solicited at Col. E. [Judd?]s Ball Room. Miss Frisbie may be Hannah Frisbie who was born in Litchfield, CT in 1802.
Dates: Created: 1818 Sep 12; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1936
Scope and Contents The papers of the Guion family of Litchfield. Brothers Hobart Guion (1869-1950) and George Guion (1870-1962) married sisters Harriet Cutler McAllister (1880-1977) and Amelia Hamilton McAllister (1877-1962), respectively. The McAllister sisters were the nieces of New York social arbiter Samuel Ward McAllister, who coined the term "the 400" to describe, in his opinion, the elite New York society members who mattered. Items include photographs of family members and subjects in and around...
Dates: Created: circa 1870-1977; Other: Date acquired: 07/12/2006
Scope and Contents The Thomas Harney daybook (1913-32-0) contains various entries by Thomas Harney, and later his wife, between the years 1856 and 1876. The majority of the journal contains brief daily entries that describe the weather condition, the wind direction, daily activities, and the temperature at sunrise, noon, and sunset. Also recorded are letters sent, as well as a recipe for ink and whitewash. Item is currently housed in 3A Box 22.
Dates: Created: 1856-1876; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1912
Content Description Mary Jones Lewis Bostwick to William Warner Bostwick (2015-86-0) Letter from Mary Bostwick to William Bostwick. Mary writes to her brother William, a student at Trinity College. She thanked him for his previous letter, mentioned a chimney fire and playing Charades. Other names mentioned are Uncle Jones, Mr. Benedict, Aunt Parmelee, Aunt Annie, Celeste (her sister), Edward Seymore, Eliza Migeon, George, Mr Hutchinson
Scope and Contents The Sarah M. Hopkins Kilbourn diary (1971-58-1) chronicles the daily life of Sarah Kilbourn for a portion of the year 1888. Her brief entries mainly recount her personal activities for the day, the weather, and sometimes the activities of her husband Dwight C. Kilbourn. Of particular interest are her entries from March 11 - March 15 during the Connecticut blizzard of 1888. Entries in the diary end on the date March 21. Item is currently house in 3A Box 24.
Dates: Created: 1888; Other: Date acquired: 10/07/1972
Scope and Contents The Luke Lewis family moved to Litchfield, Conn. in 1811 and lived in a house at #7 East Street in the center of town. Mr. Luke Lewis operated a store on the property and his four daughters all attended the Litchfield Female Academy at various times from 1812-1821. The majority of the collection consists of invitations and replies from members of Litchfield families, Litchfield Female Academy students, and Litchfield Law School students.
Dates: Created: 1811-1895