Litchfield (Conn.) -- History
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Malcolm Bramley collection
Elizabeth Barney Buel papers
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.
Arthur Catlin papers
Stephanie Whitney Cunningham manuscript
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.
History of First Church of Christ Congregational Church
James Gilbert manuscript
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.
Guild and Stevens families papers
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- ).
Thomas Harney daybook
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.