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Truman Guild school books


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Biographical Note

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Detailed Description

Friendship Album

Poetry Book

Miscellaneous book 1

Miscellaneous book 2


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Truman Guild school books, 1821-1874 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Benjamin Bradley

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Title: Truman Guild school books, 1821-1874Add to your cart.

ID: 00/1975-97-27,28,30,  32, 33-0

Primary Creator: Guild, Truman (1806 Apr. 19 - 1890 Mar. 21)

Extent: 5.0 Items. More info below.


The 4 bound volumes are arranged by accession number.

Item 1: Friendship Album, 1827 (1975-97-27)

Item 2: Poetry Book, 1828-1832 (1975-97-28)

Item 3:  Miscellaneous book 1, 1835-1874 (1975-97-30)

Item 4: Miscellaneous book 2, 1821-1822 (1975-97-33)

Item 5: Journal (1824-1826)

Date Acquired: 09/26/1975

Subjects: Land surveying, Poetry, Schools, Schools - Connecticut, Sunday School - Connecticut

Forms of Material: Notebooks, Poems

Languages: English, Greek,Ancient(to1453)

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Truman Guild school books collection (1975-27,28,30, 32, and 33-0) is a collection of four volumes of school books created by Truman Guild. The notebooks cover various topics such as arithmetic, poetry, Greek poetry and translations, drawings, penmanship, and many other topics. One of the volumes contains a poem that was published in the Litchfield Enquirer, and another volume contains a list of all the books that Guild had read to date. Please see the below detailed descriptions for more information on the individual items in the collection.

Collection Historical Note

Truman Guild wrote poetry for the Litchfield Enquirer. A poem in his collection of school book contains a poem published in the newspaper on February 19, 1874 entitled "Jesus Wept." Guild was a surveyor, justice of the peace, carpenter, and teacher.

Biographical Note

Truman Guild wrote poetry for the Litchfield Enquirer. A poem in his collection of school book contains a poem published in the newspaper on February 19, 1874 entitled "Jesus Wept." Guild was a surveyor, justice of the peace, carpenter, and teacher.

Subject/Index Terms

Land surveying
Schools - Connecticut
Sunday School - Connecticut

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Alternate Extent Statement: 4 bound volumes

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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 Source: Evertt H. Perkins

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials: The genealogy and history of the Guild, Guile and Gile Family

Preferred Citation: Truman Guild school books (1975-97-27,28,30, and 33), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759

Box and Folder Listing

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[Item 1: Friendship Album, 1827],
[Item 2: Poetry Book, 1828-1832],
[Item 3: Miscellaneous book 1, 1835-1874],
[Item 4: Miscellaneous book 2, 1821-1822],
[Item 5: Journal, 1824-1826],

Item 1: Friendship Album, 1827Add to your cart.
The Friendship Album (1975-97-27) which is a collection of excerpts, poetry, other notes, and signatures left by friends of Truman Guild.
Item 2: Poetry Book, 1828-1832Add to your cart.
The Poetry Book (1975-97-28) is a book of poetry written by Truman Guild, and a catalog of books Guild had read since 1822.
Item 3: Miscellaneous book 1, 1835-1874Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous book 1 (1975-97-30) is covers a range of various topics. The book opens with Greek poems in Greek and translated into English. The book then moves into surveying records followed by poetry including a poem that was published by the Litchfield Enquirer. The last few pages of the book includes a small record of Guild’s accounts.
Item 4: Miscellaneous book 2, 1821-1822Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous book 2 (1975-97-33) is a bound volume created by Truman Guild that covers varying topics. The book begins with penmanship exercises, poetry, two pages describing his education, arithmetic, drawings, a list of students and what they were studying, and an essay entitled “The Sabbath School.”
Item 5: Journal, 1824-1826Add to your cart.
A journal kept by Guild. Guild used the journal to record mainly day-to-day information such as describing going to school or chopping wood as well as guides to, for example, boil oil.

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