Slack Family Papers, c. 1910
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Brief Description:

The Slack Family Papers, 2012-76-0, consist of a photograph of a man, woman and boy in a horese-drawn buggy, a small pencil drawing of a hospital ward with individuals identified, notebook of French lessons, and a book, "Pattee's Handbag Diet Book."

Joseph Slack (1824-1897) was born in Derbyshire, England and came to Litchfield in 1848.  He was part owner of a grist mill, then owned a soap and tallow business, and then became an ice dealer.  He married Emily Law of Litchfield in 1856 and they had one son, Daniel, who died in 1884. Daniel married Mary Allen in 1880 and they had a son, Joseph.  After Daniel's death, his widow and son lived with his parents at 170 East Street in Litchfield.  Joseph Slack atteneded the college of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.  These items were found in the attic of 170 East Street.

The book and french lessons are located in 3A Box 18.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
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Record Series Number: 00/2012-76-0
Volume: 4.0 Items
Acquired: 11/04/2012.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. 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: Sue Torrey  Gift
Related Materials: "Descendants of Benedict Arnold Law of Milford, Connecticut", 2004-22-0
PreferredCitation: Slack Family Papers, (2012-76-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.