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St. Michael's Parish records



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St. Michael's Parish records, 1795-1995 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook

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Collection Overview

Title: St. Michael's Parish records, 1795-1995Add to your cart.

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1988. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Episcopal Church - Connecticut - Litchfield, Litchfield (Conn.) - Church history, St. Michael's Church (Litchfield, Conn.)

Languages: English


The records of St. Michael's Parish (1988-09-0) consist of membership lists; certificates of membership and leaving the church; tax lists; early financial records; a few photographs of the church and its rectors; miscellaneous histories and programs for events; and maps of the Litchfield Land Company lands, 1939-1959.

Subject/Index Terms

Episcopal Church - Connecticut - Litchfield
Litchfield (Conn.) - Church history
St. Michael's Church (Litchfield, Conn.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society


Gift on March 26, 2014 (2014-7-0) of Treasury book and Treasurer's records.

Gift in July 2014 (2014-37-0) of Litchfield Land Company maps.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: St. Michael's Parish

Acquisition Method: Loan. Gift on March 5, 2007.

Separated Materials: Litchfield Land Company maps in oversize box. Currently in aisle 18A.  Treasurer book in aisle 3A Box 33A. Records of vestry in aisle 3A  Box 33A.

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

Related Materials: St. Michael's Church Book of Memorials 1837-1943; St. Michael's Parish Vital Records 1750-1870; Trinity Church Papers; West Episcopal Society records 1791-1814; Mary B. Brewster papers.

Related Publications: Brewster, Mary B. St. Michael's Parish, Litchfield, Connectcut 1745-1954; a biography of a parish and of many who have served it.   c.1954.  shelved in BX 5980 L5S3

Preferred Citation: St. Michael's Parish records (1988-09-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Membership lists],
[Series 2: Membership financial records],
[Series 3: Parish history],
[Series 4: Financial records],
[Series 5: Litchfield Land Company maps, 1933-1959],

Series 3: Parish historyAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Histories and eventsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Colvocoresses, George P. Sketch of the First Episcopal Society, Litchfield, Conn., 1920 Jul 30Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Brewster, Mary B. St. Michael's, Litchfield: the four St. Michael's.Add to your cart.
Pamphlet of the history of the four churches
Folder 3: Brown, Thomas. A short history and visitor's guide to Saint Michael's ParishAdd to your cart.
Sixteen page pamphlet including a walking tour with information about the organ, windows, and carvings.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous historiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Bible and Common Prayer Book Society Constitution, 1816Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Concert program, 1840 Apr 15Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Meetings, 1852, 1855Add to your cart.
Notice for an 1852 meeting; and officers appointed n 1855.
Folder 8: Webster, Hosea, 1853 Sep 1Add to your cart.
Letter to the Wardens and Vestry about establishing a fund.
Folder 9: Agreement to build chapel, 1857 Mar 17Add to your cart.
Agreement between Levi Curtiss of Litchfield and the church building committee to build a chapel to be added to the 3rd church [1850].
Folder 10: Meeting notice to sell land at Rectory, 1867 Jun 21Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Annual meeting notices, 1866-1870Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Meeting notice to raise salary of rector, 1894 May 21Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Miscellaneous, 1883-1898Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous notices of meetings and a story about the steeple being blown down in 1894.
Folder 14: Miscellaneous, 1900-1929Add to your cart.
Program for laying the corner stone June 6, 1920 and miscellaneous notices.
Folder 15: Rossiter and Muller, architects, 1922Add to your cart.
Architectural catalog, January 1922  for the architectural firm of Rossiter and Muller, includes photographs of St. Michael's .
Folder 16: Miscellaneous, 1930-1939Add to your cart.
Newspaper clippings and correspondence.
Folder 17: Miscellaneous, 1940-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Miscellaneous, 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence, list of members, programs for services, etc.
Folder 19: Miscellaneous, 1960-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Miscellaneous, 1970-1984Add to your cart.
Includes 1984 Annual Parish Meeting report; and 1984 Development Study.
Folder 21: Miscellaneous, 1985-1989Add to your cart.
Includes 1985 Parish Profile and induction of Rev. Allen W. Farabee as 24th rector.
Folder 22: Miscellaneous, 1990-1999Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Missionaries and rectorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Missionaries in charge and rectorsAdd to your cart.
Lists and brief biographies of missionaries and rectors of St. Michael's parish.
Folder 2: Bissell, L. Parson, Rev., 1884-1892Add to your cart.
A sermon preached by Rev. Bissell in October 1884; and his letter of resignation as rector dated Nov. 2, 1892.
Folder 3: Brewster, William J., Rev., 1919 Jun 29Add to your cart.
Printed pamphlet "Historical Address on St. Michael's Parish, Litchfield, Connecticut", an address delivered at the last Sunday service in the Third Church building.
Folder 4: Davies, JohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Dunn, Howard F., Rev.Add to your cart.
Undated newpaper article about Rev. Dunn accepting call to St. Michael's Church.
Folder 6: Jones, Isaac, Rev.Add to your cart.
Letter of resignation as Asst. Minister, dated Feb. 20, 1826; and a printed copy of a sermon "The mandate of God for Israel's advancement" delivered Nov. 5, 1845.
Folder 7: Seymour, Storrs O., Rev.Add to your cart.
Copies of two sermons - 1895 and 1916.
Folder 8: Seymour, Storrs O., Rev. Account book, 1864-1916Add to your cart.
Accounts kept by Rev. Seymour at  Trinity Church/Parish in Hartford and Norwich, St. Thomas Church; and St. Michael's Parish in Litchfield.
Sub-Series 3: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: RectorsAdd to your cart.
Copies of illustrations of the rectors that were used in Mary Brewster's book "St. Michael's Parish", 1959.
Sub-Folder 1: Rectors 1766-1832Add to your cart.
Copies of illustrations of rectors #2, 5, and 7-10 used in Mary Brewster's book.
Sub-Folder 2: Rectors 1832-1883Add to your cart.
Copies of illustrations of rectors #11, 14-16,18-19, 21-23 that were used in Mary Brewster's book.
Folder 2: St. Michael's ChurchAdd to your cart.
Drawing and photographs of St. Michael's Church.
Sub-Folder 1: Crane, Dr. Drawing of St. Michael's Church, 1842Add to your cart.
Drawing made in 1842 by Dr. Crane of Waterbury, Conn.
Sub-Folder 2: St. Michael's third churchAdd to your cart.
Photograph of the 3rd St. Michael's on South Street, Litchfield with brick building to the north.
Sub-Folder 3: St. Michael's fourth church cornerstone, 1920 Jun 6Add to your cart.
Two small photographs of the laying of the church cornerstone.
Sub-Folder 4: St. Michael's churchAdd to your cart.
Undated photographs of a doorway and interior of the 4th church.
Sub-Folder 5: St. Michael's churchAdd to your cart.
Undated photograph of the exterior of the 4th church.
Sub-Folder 6: St. Michael's church repairs, 1959 MayAdd to your cart.
Photographs of repairs to be made.
Sub-Folder 7: St. Michael's churchAdd to your cart.
Miscellaneous photographs of the interior of the church including the wood scuptured heads and a circa 1960s meeting with people named Lorraine Sweet, Harold Saundrs, Matilda Riefe, Valerie Hart and Austin Purses.
Folder 3: Litchfield County Courthouse, 1930Add to your cart.
Two photographs of the Courthouse, one exterior and one interior, dated 1930. Vintage automobiles in front of the Courthouse on West St.
Folder 4: Photographic portraitsAdd to your cart.
Photographs of  people.
Sub-Folder 1: Photographic portraits - UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Unidentified photographs of people.
Sub-Folder 2: Photographic portraits - IdentifiedAdd to your cart.
Includes Rev. Hiram Stone; Plumb; [Budlin?] Bishop of Conn.; B.C. Cutler [engraving]; Mr. Brayman; H Morse.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Membership lists],
[Series 2: Membership financial records],
[Series 3: Parish history],
[Series 4: Financial records],
[Series 5: Litchfield Land Company maps, 1933-1959],

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