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Litchfield (Conn.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Malcolm Bramley collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-05-0
Abstract The Malcolm Bramley collection (2001-05-0) consists of documents and publications relating to Litchfield.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 03/03/2001

Elizabeth Barney Buel papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-2010-160-0
Scope and Contents Four writings of Elizabeth C. Barney Buel: Luncheon to Mrs. Kinney, May 26, 1910; Newspaper clipping about the activities of the Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter of the D.A.R., Mar 18, 1935; "Benjamin Franklin", radio broadcast, Jan. 17, 1933; "Old Time Industries of Litchfield Town", undated.
Dates: Created: 1910-1933

Arthur Catlin papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1979-20-0
Scope and Contents The Arthur Catlin papers relate to Arthur Catlin (1830-1913), a farmer in Litchfield, Conn., and several members of his family. Most of the papers regard Catlin's legal matter involving the Litchfield County Agricultural Society and its dissolution and sale of land in 1914. The collection consists of correspondence, business papers, minutes, membership lists, deeds and contracts, estate and other legal papers, ephemera, check book registers, account books, and other documents. Arthur Catlin...
Dates: Created: 1857-1921; Other: Date acquired: 08/05/1979

Stephanie Whitney Cunningham manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: 00-2011-29-0
Scope and Contents Stephanie Whitney Cunningham manuscript (2011-29-0) is an unfinished manuscript draft of "From Bride to Great-Grandmother in Litchfield" by Stephanie Whitney Cunningham. Written in a small spiral bound notebook, the manuscript gives insight into the author's life in Litchfield, as well as the social scene, families, buildings, etc. that were present in the community in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There is a typewritten transcript of the manuscript.
Dates: Created: circa 1940; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2013

History of First Church of Christ Congregational Church

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-2011-117-0
Scope and Contents The History of First Church of Christ Congregational Church collection (2011-117-0) is a collection of papers and a manuscript found in Small Acquisitions. The collection pertains to a history and list of members of the First Church of Christ Congregational Church in Litchfield Connecticut. Leonard Woolsey Bacon the pastor of the church was compiling a list of members from 1721 (when the church was founded) to 1859 (when he was pastor of the church). The collection contains two letters from...
Dates: Created: 1859; Other: Date acquired: 03/06/2013

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: Created: 1935 Jun 13

Guild and Stevens families papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-1971-46-0
Scope and Contents Photographs, correspondence, and other items related to the Guild family of Milton, Litchfield, Conn., and the Stevens family of Bethlehem, Conn. Some papers also relate to the Lindley family of Ansonia, Conn. Primary correspondents include Penfield Guild (1832-1901), his sister Mary Guild Stevens (1816- ), and her husband James Stevens (1812- ).
Dates: Created: 1834-1860; Other: Date acquired: 07/10/1971

Thomas Harney daybook

 Collection
Identifier: 00-1913-32-0
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

History of First Church of Christ Congregational Church

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 2011-117-0
Dates: Other: 1859

Jones and Kilbourn families papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1971-15-0
Scope and Contents The Jones and Kilbourn families papers document several generations of two families who lived primarily in Litchfield, Conn., principally Eaton Jones (1729-1791), Eaton Jones (1762-1838), Charles Jones (1797-1891), George Eaton Jones (1849-1927), Mary M. Jones (1851-1930), and Eaton Jones (1897-1971). George Eaton Jones married Mary Braman (1864-1927), a granddaughter of Payne Kenyon Kilbourne (1815-1859). In addition, there are third-party papers that relate to the American Revolutionary War...
Dates: Created: 1747-1959; Other: Date acquired: 03/08/1972