Thomas Canfield et al account book, 1722-1806
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Brief Description:

The Thomas Canfield et al Account Book (2011-125-0) was used by Thomas Canfield and his son-in-law, David Baldwin, to keep records of accounts. Canfield appears to have worked as a blacksmith. His entries include detailed lists of his children's portions of his estate. Baldwin settled in Litchfield, Connecticut and dealt in meat, eggs, cheese, and grains.

One entry of note is from May 14, 1806 which reads: “This day toock Bet Negro from the poor hous and cep hir and child Six weeks and carried hir and child to Goshen to Catoes.”

Currently housed in 3B Box 15.

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: 00/2011-125-0
Created by: Baldwin, David (1712-1778), Canfield, Thomas (1680-1760)
Volume: 1.0 Items
Acquired: 07/06/2011.
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: Unknown  found in collection
PreferredCitation: Thomas Canfield et all account book (2011-125-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.