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Litchfield (Conn.) -- Social life and customs

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Borough Days program, 1995

 File — Box 1, Folder: 11
Content Description From the File:

Publications and other printed materials on all aspects of Litchfield's history assembled by LHS staff.

Dates: 1995

Canoe Club of Litchfield, 1911

 File — Box 1, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents

Canoe Club of Litchfield information. Stock certificate "Capital Sock of The Canoe Club of Litchfield, Inc." One share issued to Lura M.A. Liggett, 1 June 1911. Signed by Charles C. Coit, president and Charles T. Payne, treasurer.

Dates: 1911

J. Howard Catlin diaries


Identifier: 2011-30-0
Scope and Contents

The J. Howard Catlin diaries (2011-30-0) consist of six pocket diaries kept by J. Howard Caltin in 1867, 1868, 1873, 1874, 1880, and 1892. Catlin's entries are brief and generally chronicle his daily activities. He regularly notes the weather, and in several of the diaries keeps a cash account of his personal spending. The six diaries are currently housed together in 3A Box 1a. Also housed in this location is an enlarged photocopy of the 1868 diary.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1867-1892; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2013

Court Edward W. Seymour, No. 106. Foresters of America , 1896-1897

 File — Box 1, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents

By-Laws, tickets, certificate of membership for Patrick C. Burk.

Dates: 1896-1897

Stephanie Whitney Cunningham manuscript


Identifier: 00-2011-29-0

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.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: circa 1940; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2013

Maria Tallmadge Cushman home remedies notebook


Identifier: 00-1949-39-0
Scope and Contents The Maria Tallmadge Cushman home remedies notebook (1949-39-0) was compiled by Maria Tallmadge Cushman from the year 1840 through 1864. The small notebook contains home remedies for illness as well as many recipes and hints for household cleaning. Many of the remedies are handwritten, and a fair amount are newspaper clippings. Health remedies include treatments for cholera, cancer, colds, rheumatism, dysentery, and "Mrs. Noyes Recipe for purifying the blood." Interspersed with health cures...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1840-1864; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1948

Darius Chapter No. 16, 1882-1918

 File — Box 1, Folder: 25
Scope and Contents

Darius Chapter No. 16 miscellaneous information.

Dates: 1882-1918

Mrs. E.S. Downes album


Identifier: 00-1923-32-0
Scope and Contents

The Mrs. E.S. Downes album (1923-32-0) is a collection of pressed algae that was given from Mrs. E.S. Downes to Mrs. H.W. Buel (Catharine Laidlaw Buel) on October 5, 1874. The album contains eight samples of pressed algae in various colors and is titled "American Algae or, Flowers of the Sea."

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1874; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1922

Friday Fasters record book


Identifier: 00-1913-33-0
Scope and Contents The Friday Fasters record book (1913-33-0) was made by Mary H. Willis to document the Litchfield female lunch club known as the Friday Fasters. The book contains a variety of items recording the activities of the club from 1902 to 1904. Inside the front cover is a watercolor depicting the lunch club in a satirical manner. The words "Semper Puratus", which translate to "always ready", appear under the name "Ye Friday Fasters". Also present in the record book is a brief explanation of the...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1902-1904; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1912

Bernice Fuessenich collection


Identifier: 2003-78-0
Scope and Contents The Bernice Fuessenich collection consists of photographs, invoices, programs, invitations, advertising, brochures, dance cards, calling cards, and other ephemera documenting cultural, social, religious, and business activities in Litchfield, Conn., 1897-1976. Among the subjects covered are drama productions, church dedications and services, horse shows, minstrel shows, dances and balls, businesses and restaurants. There are also receipts for goods and services. Some of the papers relate to...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1897-1976; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/2005