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

By Lee S. Cook

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

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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.

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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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