Silas E. Cheney account book, 1848-1856
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Brief Description:

The Silas E. Cheney account book (1973-6-0) contains records for the years 1848-1856. Silas E. Cheney (1821-1874) was the son of Litchfield furniture maker Silas Ely Cheney and his wife Mary Young Cheney. During the 1840s and 1850s Silas operated a store in Litchfield. The account book indicates that the business dealt in general goods as well as foodstuffs. In the late 1850s Silas and his brother Edward relocated to New York where they briefly worked from their brother-in-law Horace Greeley. In the 1860s Silas returned to his family’s homestead in Litchfield and spent the remainder of his life working as a farmer and a broker.

The item is housed in 3B Box 19.

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]
Record Series Number: 00/1973-65-0
Created by: Cheney, Silas (1821-1874)
Volume: 0.0
Acquired: 08/00/1973.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Dry goods stores - Connecticut - Litchfield
Genres/Forms of Material
Account books
Financial records
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: William L. Warren  Gift
Related Materials:

Silas Cheney family papers, 1818-1883

PreferredCitation: Silas E. Cheney (1973-65-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.