Lucy Sheldon Beach Music Books, 1818, undated
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Brief Description: Four music books, primarily manuscript, one dated 1818 and three undated. Housed in aisle 3A, Box 30b.
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]
Created by: Beach, Lucy Sheldon (1788-1889)
Volume: 4.0 Items
Acquired: 01/01/1910.
Biographical Note for Beach, Lucy Sheldon (1788-1889) : Lucy Sheldon Beach was the daughter of Huldah Stone Sheldon (1759-1817) and Dr. Daniel Sheldon (1750-1840) of Litchfield, Conn. She attended the Litchfield Female Academy from 1801 until 1803. In 1832, she married wealthy Litchfield merchant Dr. Theron Beach (1785-1864). They had no children. At some point in the mid-1800s, Elizbeth Prince Child, Lucy's first cousin once removed (Elizabeth was the granddaughter of Lucy's aunt Dothe Stone Cutler (1756-1805)), moved in with her. Lucy lived in the Sheldon house on North Street for her entire life and died in 1889.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Music books
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Mary DuBois VanWinkle, 1836-1921  Mary DuBois VanWinkle was the daughter of Hannah Beach and Edgar Simeon VanWinkle. Hannah Beach was the daughter of Hannah Starr and Theron Beach and step-daughter of Lucy Sheldon.
Related Materials: Sheldon Family Papers, Litchfield Female Academy Collection, and Lucy Sheldon Beach letter.
PreferredCitation: Lucy Sheldon Beach Music Books (1910-11-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759