Robert Doyle collection, 1870-1994
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Brief Description:

The Robert Doyle collection contains papers regarding Crutch & MacDonald, a Litchfield, Conn., drug store; other Litchfield businesses; and activities of the Borough of Litchfield government. The papers include druggists catalogues and literature, late 1800s; a letter written by Robert Doyle regarding the sale of Crutch & MacDonald, 1994; bills and receipts, early twentieth century; documents relating to the sale and lease of Crutch & MacDonald and its antecedent iterations, including Wessells & Gates and Crutch & Marley, 1896, 1910s; a promissory note executed by Aaron Crutch, 1898-1908; pharmacist certificates, 1888-1887; a permit from the Borough to the Village Improvement Society to improve Center Park, 1912; monthly police reports, 1905-1908; a grand opening ball invitation to the Clarke House in Winsted, Conn., 1870; agreements between the Litchfield Gas Light Co. and the Borough and the Litchfield Electric Light & Power Co. and the Borough, 1901-1907; schedules of expenses, burgessess' reports, treasurers' reports, annual reports and other records of the Borough, circa 1880-circa1911; election-related records, 1909-1914; lease from 1918; agreement from 1918; articles of co-partnership from 1917; and miscellaneous papers.

A container list is located in the box.

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: Litchfield (Conn.). Borough, Doyle, Robert
Volume: 0.21 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/26/2003. The collection also includes items donated in 1997 (1997-12-77/80), another donation made later in 2003 (2003-74-0), and one in 2013 (2013-50-0).
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Business enterprises - Connecticut - Litchfield
Crutch & MacDonald
Drugstores - Connecticut - Litchfield
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield (Conn.) - Politics and government
Genres/Forms of Material
Business records
Government records
Legal documents
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: Robert Doyle  Gift
PreferredCitation: Robert Doyle collection (2003-48-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759