Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents The Emma L. Adams composition book (2011-41-0) contains handwritten compositions by Emma L. Adams between October 30, 1875 and November 25, 1876. The small bound notebook contains various compositions dealing with a variety of topics. One titled "A day at Irvington and Tarrytown" describes a day excursion by train of school girls from Brooklyn up the Hudson River. She discusses seeing Washington Irving's home and lunching on the veranda, as well as visiting his grave and the Old Dutch Church in...
Dates: Created: 1875-1876; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/2011
Scope and Contents The American Pocket Knife Manufacturers Association records (1955-27-0) cover the period from 1865 to 1911. The Association underwent multiple name changes during this period, and was known at different time as the "Manufacturers Association of Pen and Pocket Cutlery"(circa 1865), the "Association of the Manufacturers of Pen and Pocket Cutlery" (circa 1872), the "American Pocket Cutlery Manufacturers Association" (1881-1897), and the "American Pocket Knife Manufacturers Association" (circa...
Dates: Created: 1865-1911; Other: Date acquired: 08/10/1956
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents The Jane Amelia Benton school book (2011-90-0) was kept in 1855. The book contains notes on history lessons that Jane received while attending school in Litchfield in 1855. Her sister Phebe attended school with her at the same time. The book also contains the name of the other pupils in her class. It also identifies the teacher as S.H. Vaill.
Dates: Created: 1855; Other: Date acquired: 02/06/2012
Scope and Contents The Almira A. Bissell notebook (2011-73-0) is an undated paperbound notebook. The notebook, kept by Almira A. Bissell (Mrs. Francis Bissell), has "Composition Book" printed on the front cover. The volume contains an alphabetical list of Revolutionary soldiers who enlisted from the town of Litchfield. Mrs. Bissell also includes brief war records, and genealogy when possible. Some notes are inserted on loose paper into the notebook. Almira A. Piper Bissell was the wife of Francis Bissell of...
Dates: Created: n.d.; Other: Date acquired: 04/06/2011
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents The Minnie Braman composition book (2011-43-0) contains various compositions written by Minnie Braman between 1879 and 1880. Her composition titled "Litchfield" describes the layout of the town by discussing the streets, green, and buildings. "My Trip to New York" discusses a day trip by train into New York City at Christmastime. She discusses the window displays, shopping at Macy's, and browing in Tiffany's.
Dates: Created: 1879-1880; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/2011
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 are...
Dates: Created: 1840-1864; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1948
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Papers of Lucy Flower Karl (1870-1958), consisting of correspondence, ephemera, a photograph, and other documents. Lucy Karl was married to William C. Karl, and the papers include items related to her 13-year-old son William Raymond Karl, who had the unfortunate distinction of being Litchfield's first motor vehicle fatality in 1915. William C. Karl was one of seven Karl brothers who came to Litchfield with their parents, Peter and Wilhelmina Hudel Karl, in the 1880s. William died in 1903....
Dates: Created: 1896-1930; Other: Date acquired: 01/03/1971
Scope and Contents The Corydon L. Ford notebook (2011-33-0) contains genealogical information about the Ford/ Foord family. Dr. Corydon L. Ford began collecting the information in 1853. Along with the vast amounts of handwritten genealogy are some later newspaper clippings, as well as sketches of the the gravestones of William Foord and his wife Sarah dingley Foord at Marshfield, Massachusetts and Joseph Ford and his wife Lois Stetson Ford at Center Pembroke, Massachusetts. Included at the end of the notebook is...
Dates: Created: 1853; Other: Date acquired: 05/05/2011
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 Litchfield 2nd School District minute book (1983-08-0) contains meeting minutes for the years 1858 through 1879. The minutes in the volume record the activities of the annual meeting for each year. Topics such as repairing the school house and hiring a female teacher are seen early on in the book. "Register of 2nd School District Litchfield" is recorded in the front cover. It is also referred to as the Chestnut Hill School District in some of the annual meeting minutes. The item is...
Dates: Created: 1858-1879; Other: Date acquired: 12/07/1982