Katharine Bissell Bogert Roe memoir, 1912
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Brief Description: Ten-page memoir in which Katherine Bissell Bogert Roe recounts Litchfield in the 1860s when she was a teenager. She recalls visiting her Aunt Mary Bissell, other members of the Bissell and Welch families, and friends; details about the interiors and exteriors of houses; watching baseball; going to dances and the circus; riding down North Street imitating a circus performer on Dr. Gates's buggy; activities during the Civil War; giving Henry Ward Beecher an arbutus from Litchfield; and other memories.
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: 00/1960-23-0
Created by: Roe, Katherine Bissell Bogert (1852-1921)
Volume: 1.0 Folders
Acquired: 01/01/1960.
Biographical Note for Roe, Katherine Bissell Bogert (1852-1921) : Katherine Bissell Bogert Roe (1852-1921) was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of John Banta Bogert, a resident of New York and later of Montana, who was a wholesale hardware merchant, and his wife Elizabeth Caroline Bissell, born in Litchfield, Conn. Elizabeth Bissell's mother was a daughter of John Bissell and Katherine Marsh Bissell of Litchfield, Conn. In 1874, Katherine Bissell Bogert married Charles Francis Roe (1848-1922) in Bozeman, Montana. They had three children.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887
Bissell family
Litchfield (Conn.) - History
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States - Social life and customs
Welch family
Genres/Forms of Material
Memoirs
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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Acquisition Notes: Margaret Sanford  Gift
PreferredCitation: Katherine Bissell Bogert Roe memoir (1960-23-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759