Cheney and Kilborn Coffin Records, 1796 - 1821
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Brief Description: The Cheney and Kilborn Coffin Records collection (2011-107-0) is a collection of two typed transcripts compiled into one collection. The collection is a list of people who the two coffin makers (Silas Ellis Cheney and John Kilborn) made coffins for, the price, what the coffin was made from, and the date. The two made coffins for many people in town including the Buells, Buels, Ozias Seymour, and  Lyman Beecher and the Beecher Estate. One entry that might be of some interest is the purchase of a Child’s coffin by Cato, a slave.
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Record Series Number: 00/2011-107-0
Created by: Kilborn, John, Cheney, Silas Ellis (1777-1821)
Volume: 1.0 Items
Acquired: 06/17/2011.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Genres/Forms of Material
Account books
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Donor Unknown  Found in collection
PreferredCitation: Cheney and Kilborn Coffin Records (2011-107-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759