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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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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


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.

Box and Folder Listing

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],

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.

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],

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