Litchfield (Conn.). Town records
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Brief Description: Series 1 is records (2011-22-0, .42 linear feet) that consist  of orders signed by the selectmen of Litchfield, Conn., naming an administrator, or overseer, who was typically a responsible town resident, to direct and oversee the affairs of a potentially indigent town resident. The collection also includes bills submitted to the town for expenses rendered by  overseers, merchants, and institutions caring for the poor, insane, and indigent.
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
Created by: Litchfield (Conn.)
Volume: 0.0
Acquired: 04/15/2011.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Litchfield (Conn.) - Politics and government
Poor - Connecticut - Litchfield
Genres/Forms of Material
Government records
Legal documents
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Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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: Donor unknown.  Found in collection.
Other Formats: For more information please see http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.
Related Publications: Annual reports of the Town of Litchfield include the names of the "Poor Out of House", i.e. Alms House/Town Farm, and the expenses incurred on their behalf and, in some years, the names of the suppliers of food, wood, coffins, and clothing.
PreferredCitation: Litchfield (Conn.) Town records (2011-22-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759