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Donald B. Peck papers

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Deeds

Ledgers

Receipts

Commencement Programs

Speech

Photographs

Day Books & Accounting Balances

Notecard

Diary/Day Book

Scrapbook



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Donald B. Peck papers, 1828-1944 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Kathy Craughwell-Varda

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Collection Overview

Title: Donald B. Peck papers, 1828-1944Add to your cart.

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 00/00/2006. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Litchfield High School, Litchfield High School - School sports, Peck family

Forms of Material: Business records

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Donald B. Peck Papers, 2006-12-0, include correspondence, photographs, deeds, and ledgers from the Peck Family and their ancestors.  Family names associated with this collection include John Fernie Williamson, Anne Williamson, Charles D. Wheeler, David M. Wheeler, Jennie Wheeler Hutchinson, Isaac H. Hutchinson, Donald K. Peck, and Carrie (Mrs. Allen) Peck.

Charles D. Wheeler (1817-1895) was the son of Christopher Wheeler.  The Wheeler Farm was located on Hutchinson Parkway (named for Charles D. Wheeler's son-in-law, Isaac H. Hutchinson).  Charles Wheeler was a farmer and politician.  he married Mary Elizabeth Guild (1821-1910) and they had one daughter, Jennie (1848-1933). She married Isacc H. Hutchinson (1844-1924) and they had a daughter, Carrie, who married Allen G. Peck.  Donald K. Peck was the son of Carrie and Allen G. Peck.

Series 1, 3 Item 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 Subseries 5-8, 8-10 are stored in Document Box.

Series 2, 3 Item 2, 7 Subseries 1-4, 11 are stored in an oversize box with the collection.

Series 7, Subseries 4, Items 1-16 are stored is a separate box with the collecton.

Subject/Index Terms

Litchfield High School
Litchfield High School - School sports
Peck family

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: 2011-146-0 is an accrual to this collection.

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Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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: Donald B. Peck

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Donald B. Peck Papers, (2006-12-0), 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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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1885-1886],
[Series 2: Deeds, 1867-1891],
[Series 3: Ledgers],
[Series 4: Receipts, 1880-85],
[Series 5: Commencement Programs, 1921-44],
[Series 6: Speech],
[Series 7: Photographs, 1850-1926],
[Series 8: Day Books & Accounting Balances, 1844-1875],
[Series 9: Notecard],
[Series 10: Diary/Day Book, 1886-1906],
[Series 11: Scrapbook],
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Series 2: Deeds, 1867-1891Add to your cart.
Deeds to land acquired by Charles D. Wheeler (1817-1895) in the development of his farm as well as a survey of the land.  Charles was the son of Christopher Wheeler who moved from Southington to Litchfield in April of 1819 to lands he had purchased previously.  The acreage was located about 2.5 miles northwest of the village on land that includes roads now known as the Hutchinson Parkway, Goodhouse Road, Butternut Road, and Mike Road.  He sold 57 acres at the southern edge of his property including a house and barns.  The house was demolished around 1850 and a new house was erected.  Deeds include: 1867 40 acres from Elizabeth Wadhams 1868 4+ acres from Mark Welch 1878 26.5 acres from Ferdinand Buell 1883 36 acres from Edgar D. Beech 1891 12.5 acres from Rebecca Osborne C.D. Wheeler's daughter Jennie inherited the property in 1895 and her husband, Isaac Hutchinson, operated the farm until his death in 1924, when the farm passed to their daughter Carrie and her husband, Allen G. Peck.  Upon his death in 1946, their son Carroll S. A. Peck inherited the farm.  Carroll Peck died in 1964, and the farm reverted to his mother.  When she died in 1968, the farm was left to her daughter-in-law Lois Kilbourn Peck and her granddaughter Rhonda Peck.  The farm is currently (2006) owned by Harvey Hubbell IV and Andie Hass Hubbell.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1885-1886],
[Series 2: Deeds, 1867-1891],
[Series 3: Ledgers],
[Series 4: Receipts, 1880-85],
[Series 5: Commencement Programs, 1921-44],
[Series 6: Speech],
[Series 7: Photographs, 1850-1926],
[Series 8: Day Books & Accounting Balances, 1844-1875],
[Series 9: Notecard],
[Series 10: Diary/Day Book, 1886-1906],
[Series 11: Scrapbook],
[All]


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