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Litchfield County Commissioners records

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Litchfield County Commissioners records, 1887-1960 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook

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Collection Overview

Title: Litchfield County Commissioners records, 1887-1960Add to your cart.

Extent: 0.0

Date Acquired: 00/00/1987. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Courthouses - Connecticut - Litchfield, Jails - Connecticut - Litchfield County

Languages: English

Abstract

The Litchfield County Commissioners records (1987-11-0) contain documents pertaining to the activities of the County Commissioners. The county government system in Connecticut was abolished on October 1, 1960.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Litchfield County was established in 1785 and as such became part of the Connecticut county government system. The county government operated jails, maintained the courthouse, gave out liquor licenses, dealt with highway and boundary disputes between towns, was responsible for the care and protection of orphaned and neglected children, appropriated funds for agricultural extension services and fighting fires, and performed other legal duties. By the mid-20th century, the State had assumed responsibility for most of the functions, and the county government was abolished on October 1, 1960.

Subject/Index Terms

Courthouses - Connecticut - Litchfield
Jails - Connecticut - Litchfield County

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: manuscript boxes found in collection had not been accessioned.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Connecticut State Library

Acquisition Method: Gift

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

Preferred Citation: Litchfield County Commissioners records (1987-11-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.


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[Series 1: Financial records],
[Series 2: Administrative records],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Public welfare],
[Series 5: Litchfield County courthouses],
[Series 6: Litchfield County jail records],
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Series 1: Financial recordsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Invoices, 1948 Oct-1960 SepAdd to your cart.
Invoices to the County Commissioners from various businesses and suppliers. Most of the invoices are for the County Jail but because the Commissioners' office was in the jail building and the invoices are addressed to the Jail, the invoices are filed together.
Sub-Series 2: Checkbook stubs, 1914-1925Add to your cart.
Five volumes of checkbook stubs. Currently housed in aisle 3B:Box 58.
Sub-Series 3: Bidding documentsAdd to your cart.
Estimates and bids including those for repairs and painting; equipment including vaults, furniture, rugs; and fuel oil and coal, for the county courthouses and jail.
Sub-Series 4: Budgets, 1939-1960Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Audits, 1945-1959Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Annual reports, 1946-1960Add to your cart.
Financial statements to the State of Connecticut.
Sub-Series 7: Account books, 1887-1960Add to your cart.
Item 1: Account book, 1887-1892Add to your cart.
Currently housed in aisle 3B:Box 57.
Item 2: Account book, 1895-1911Add to your cart.
Currently housed in aisle 3B:Box 59.
Item 3: Account book, 1909-1922Add to your cart.
Currently housed in aisle 3B:Box 57.
Item 4: Account book, 1956-1960Add to your cart.
Currently housed in aisle 3B:Box 59.
Series 2: Administrative recordsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Meeting noticesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Meetings and minutesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Personnel recordsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Sealer of Weights and Measures, 1944-1959Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Licenses, 1914-1919Add to your cart.
Four bound volumes for liquor licenses. When a license was issued, the major portion of the page was given to the licensee and a stub with the name and place of the licensee remained in the book.  Currently shelved in aisle 18B section 1.
Sub-Series 6: InsuranceAdd to your cart.
Series 3: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: RoadsAdd to your cart.
Petitions, complaints, correspondence concerning roads in Litchfield County towns.
Sub-Series 2: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1942-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bell, William R, 1947 Sep 10Add to your cart.
Letter to William R. Bell from the County Commissioners concerning the procedure for submitting bills for work done for the Commissioners.
Folder 2: Civil defense, 1951-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 3: County Commissioners, 1947-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Connecticut Association of County Officials, 1957-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Connecticut Juvenile Court, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Connecticut State Park & Forest Commission, 1944-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 7: County property for sale, 1947-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Ells, Arthur F, 1949Add to your cart.
Letter requesting use of an office in the Litchfield County Courthouse.
Folder 9: Fire radio, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 10: First National Bank of Litchfield, 1949-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co., 1942-1959Add to your cart.
Reports on the boilers in the Courthouse and Jail
Folder 12: Hotckkiss School, 1955Add to your cart.
Inquiry about requirements for garbage collection in the county.
Folder 13: Housatonic Tractor Corp., 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Hurley, Daniel P, 1958Add to your cart.
Letter to County Commissioners complaining about parking tickets issued to jurors.
Folder 15: Litchfield County Deputy SheriffsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Litchfield County Farm Bureau, 1942-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Litchfield County Fire Training SchoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Litchfield Enquirer, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Two letters concerning the printing of a county report.
Folder 19: Litchfield Light Horse Volunteer Reserve, 1953 Feb 12Add to your cart.
Correspondence concerning the discontinuance of using the County Courthouse basement for a rifle firing range.
Folder 20: National Association of County Officials, 1948 Nov 1Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Salisbury Health Center, 1954-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Town/Jail Farm, 1955 Jan 6Add to your cart.
Letter from Attorney William M. Ford with a recommendation for the type of evergreens to plant on the Jail Farm.
Folder 23: U.S. Bureau of Community Facilities, 1945-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Vault for official records, 1939 JunAdd to your cart.
Letter from Conn. Examiner of Pubic Records that the vault door in the Litchfield Town Hall which houses County Court records and Probate records is unsatisfactory from a fire protection standpoint. Also a letter from the Ockert Safe Co. in New Haven.
Folder 25: Whipping Post elm, 1959 Jan 23Add to your cart.
G.B. Anderson, arborist, letter to the County Commissioners about the deteriorating condition of the Whipping Post elm.
Folder 26: Winchester, Town of, 1948Add to your cart.
Correspondence concerning the bill for coal used in the building leased by the Town of Winchester to the County of Litchfield.
Folder 27: White, Alain C. Fund, 1949 Nov 9Add to your cart.
Series 4: Public welfareAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Child welfareAdd to your cart.
Documents from the Juvenile Court committing children to the care of the Litchfield County Commissioners; costs for clothing, housing, schooling, etc. of county wards.
Folder 1: Connecticut. Juvenile Court committment papers, 1943-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Expenses of county children in boarding homes, 1948-1953Add to your cart.
Names of children with expenses for clothing, medical, dental and misc.
Folder 3: Correspondence concerning county wards, 1943-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence concerning county wards, 1949-1953Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Connecticut Department of Welfare, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Printed documents concerning welfare laws and costs.
Series 5: Litchfield County courthousesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Equipment and repairs, 1945-1960Add to your cart.
Records on repairs, painting, new furnishings and equipment.
Sub-Series 2: Correspondence, 1949-1955Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: New Milford Courthouse and Law LibraryAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Winsted Superior CourtAdd to your cart.
Series 6: Litchfield County jail recordsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Financial records, 1958Add to your cart.
Expenses of the Jail Committee for 1958. Invoices for jail expenses Jan.-Aug. 1960 are filed in Series 1: Sub-series 1. The County Commissioners office was in the jail so some of the invoices addressed to the Jail may be for  expenses incurred by the Commission that do not relate to the jail.
Sub-Series 2: Inventories, 1948-1957Add to your cart.
Lists of all items in the Jail from soap to refrigerators, tools, clothing, furniture, etc. Items are listed by room, i.e. Tool room, kitchen, matrons room, cellar, etc.
Sub-Series 3: Prisoners, 1947 Sep-1961 MarAdd to your cart.
Seven folders with lists of regular prisoners and prisoners before conviction who were held in the jail. Each list gives the prisoner's name and number of days held in the jail. Some lists include the town of the prisoner. Also included are bills to the State of Connecticut for payment of the cost of board.
Sub-Series 4: EmployeesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Jail equipment and repairsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Committee on Jail Systems meeting notice, 1948 Mar 19Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Litchfield County jail farm report, 1954 Jun 1Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Salvation Army correspondence, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 4: U.S. Dept. of Justice contracts for service, 1946-1958Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Financial records],
[Series 2: Administrative records],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Public welfare],
[Series 5: Litchfield County courthouses],
[Series 6: Litchfield County jail records],
[All]


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