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South Farms Inn and Litchfield Springs Co. correspondence

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Litchfield Springs Company letter

Litchfield Springs letter

South Farms Inn and Cottages letter

South Farms Springs Estates letter



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South Farms Inn and Litchfield Springs Co. correspondence, 1904 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook

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Title: South Farms Inn and Litchfield Springs Co. correspondence, 1904Add to your cart.

ID: 00/2013-129-0

Extent: 4.0 Items

Date Acquired: 10/29/2013

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Four letters (2013-129-0) concerning the hotel and business at the South Farms Inn property in Morris, Conn. Originally a boarding house owned by Horatio Benton, it was known as the South Farms Inn in 1898 and into the early 1900s. Owned by the Litchfield Springs Co. of New York for a few years starting in 1901, it was hailed as a health resort with medicinal mineral springs. Some of the spring waters were bottled and sold. Plans to develop the resort into another Saratoga Springs type resort never materialized; liens and attachments were placed on the property and after various mortgages, it was sold to the White Memorial Foundation in 1913.

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Adam Langlands

Acquisition Method: Museum purchase

Original/Copies Note: For more information please see http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Preferred Citation: South Farms Inn and Litchfield Springs Co. correspondence (2013-129-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O.Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.


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[Item 1: Litchfield Springs Company letter, 6 Apr 1904],
[Item 2: Litchfield Springs letter, 20 Jun 1904],
[Item 3: South Farms Inn and Cottages letter, 20 Jul 1904],
[Item 4: South Farms Springs Estates letter, undated],
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Item 1: Litchfield Springs Company letter, 6 Apr 1904Add to your cart.
A letter from the Litchfield Springs Company with offices at the Flatiron Bldg. in New York and properties in Litchfield, Conn. to Hoyt Brothers & Co in Lynn, Mass. ordering a bottle washer and various size bottles to be shipped to the factory in Litchfield, Conn.  On the letterhead, J. Dickman Brown is President and G.F. Brown  the treasurer and general manager of the Litchfield Springs Co.
Item 2: Litchfield Springs letter, 20 Jun 1904Add to your cart.
A letter from G.F. Brown, manager of the Bottling Department of Litchfield Springs, to Hoyt Brothers Co. that the business in looking up and he will settle the account shortly. On the letterhead, the products are listed -  ginger ale, club soda, sarsaparilla, birth beer, deep spring water and iron spring water.
Item 3: South Farms Inn and Cottages letter, 20 Jul 1904Add to your cart.
A letter to the Wilbur Mercantile Agency, Boston, Mass. (a collection agency)  from The Litchfeld Springs Co. stating that they have no knowledge of an overdue account wth Hoyt Brothers & Co. but that the account may be with the bottling plant, which is under a rental. The letterhead is for the South Farms Inn and Cottages, J.A. Dilliard.
Item 4: South Farms Springs Estates letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
A letter signed by J.D. Brown to Hon. John T. Hubbard, Litchfield, Conn. about a piece of property owned by Hubbard that Brown has someone interested in purchasing. The letterhead is South Farms Springs Estates, Litchfield, Conn., the Carlsbad of America, with a handwritten return address of 52 Broadway, N.Y.


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