William Ernest Beatty Papers, 1920-1959
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Brief Description:

William Ernest Beatty Papers, 2011-131-0, includes booklets and brochures from the Spring Hill School, commencement program from Litchfield High School, class photos and school sports team photographs, photographs of Litchfield after an ice storm 1942 and Woodville after the 1955 Flood, his Litchfield High School diploma and class photograph taken in Washington, D.C.

William Ernest Beatty was born on April 12, 1919, in Derby, Conn., son of Elisabeth and Guy Beatty. In 1924, his family moved to Litchfield to work for Kingsbury Bull. "Ernie" attended Spring Hill School and went on to graduate Litchfield High School, class of 1937. He then went on to Duke University in Durham, N. C., where he graduated with the class of 1941. During World War II, he worked for American Brass Co. in Torrington.  Ernie lived with Kingsbury Bull and was his companion, gardener and chauffeur for many years until Mr. Bull's death in 1968. He was a parishioner of St. Michael's Church in Litchfield and worked at its verger from 1968 to 1985.  He was an avid sports fan and an outstanding tennis player. He had been a member of the Litchfield Fire Department for 62 years. He died on Nov. 3, 2009, at Valerie Manor in Torrington.

Folder 1:  School Papers

Folder 2:  Photographs, School/Sports

Folder 3:  Photographs, Storms

Folder 4:  "Spring Hill Memories"

The diploma and class photograph are housed in aisle 18B Oversize Box 7.

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: 00/2011-131-0
Volume: 6.0 Folders
Acquired: 09/07/2011.
Arrangement:

Folder 1:  School Papers

Folder 2:  Photographs, School/Sports

Folder 3:  Photographs, Storms

Folder 4:  "Spring Hill Memories"

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Litchfield High School
Litchfield High School - School sports
Private schools - Connecticut - Litchfield
Spring Hill School (Litchfield, Conn.)
Weather
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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: Margaret c. (Peggy) Sullivan, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Litchfield, Ct  Gift in Memory of William Ernest Beatty.
PreferredCitation: William Ernest Beatty Papers, (2011-131-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.