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George A. Potter collection

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Biographical Note

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Potter, Sherman Papers

Luddington Family Papers

Blakslee, Asa



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George A. Potter collection, 1767-1821 | Litchfield Historical Society

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Collection Overview

Title: George A. Potter collection, 1767-1821Add to your cart.

ID: 00/1955-32-0

Primary Creator: Potter, George A.

Extent: 3.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 09/19/1955

Forms of Material: Deeds, Orders (military records), Prescriptions, Receipts, Recipes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A collection of papers of the Luddington and Potter families. Polly Luddington, granddaughter of David, married Sherman Potter on 13 March 1816.

Biographical Note

George A. Potter was the son of Sheldon and Leora Potter. In the 1880 census, he was 9 years old and the family lived in Thomaston (Conn.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Mrs. George A. Potter.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

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

Preferred Citation: George A. Potter collection (1955-32-0), Litchfield Historial Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, 7 South Street, P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).


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[Folder 1: Potter, Sherman Papers, 1815-1821],
[Folder 2: Luddington Family Papers, 1767-1815],
[Folder 3: Blakslee, Asa, 1775 Aug 9],
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Folder 1: Potter, Sherman Papers, 1815-1821Add to your cart.
Item 1: Potter, Sherman Ice Cream Recipe, 1820 May 15Add to your cart.
A handwritten recipe for making ice cream, dated New Haven, 19 May 1820 and signed by Sherman Potter.
Item 2: Potter, Sherman Receipt, 1821 Nov 3Add to your cart.

Receipt from Stephen M. Mitchel to Sherman Potter for a funeral shroud for David Ludington.

Dated Plymouth (Conn.).

Item 3: Potter, Sherman Receipt, 1821 Nov 3Add to your cart.
Receipt from Titus Darrow to Sherman Potter for a coffin for David Ludington. Dated Plymouth (Conn.)
Item 4: Davis, Samuel P. Bill, 1816 Feb 26Add to your cart.
Samuel P. Davis' bill to Sherman Potter for clothing. Dated New Haven.
Item 5: Potter, Sherman Military Orders, 1815 Aug 30Add to your cart.
Eben H. Potter, Sergeant, notifies Sherman Potter that he is enrolled in the First Company of the 2d Regiment of Militia and is to report for parade.  Issued from New Haven.
Item 6: Potter, George S., Receipt, 1857 May 12Add to your cart.
L.S. Porter received $15 payment from George S. Potter for coffin and funeral of Polly Potter.
Item 7: Presentation for Prize-winning Oxen, 1858 March 26Add to your cart.
Describes presentation of buttons to G.S. Potter and L. F. Potter from "Old Chunk" as a rememberance of the prize-winning oxen.
Folder 2: Luddington Family Papers, 1767-1815Add to your cart.
Item 1: Luddington, David Military Discharge, 1767 Mar 26Add to your cart.
Handwritten certificate to the honorable [    ] Hall, Esq. that David Ludinton of Waterbury is unfit to serve in the militia due to his deafness.
Item 2: Luddington, David & Lois to Basit, Samuel, 1768 Jan 3Add to your cart.
David Ludinton and Lois Ludinton of Waterbury sell Samuel Basit of New Haven all their right in their father and mother Basit's land in North Haven after their decease.
Item 3: Luddington, David & Jotham Tax Receipt, 1815 Nov 25Add to your cart.
A receipt to David & Jotham Luddington for the Direct Tax of 1815 for property of the Luddingtons in the town of Plymouth. Signed by Frederick Beers, Deputy Collector in 1st Collection District of Connecticut.
Item 4: Luddington, David & Jotham Tax Receipt, 1816 Oct 23Add to your cart.
A receipt to David & Jotham Luddington for the Direct Tax of 1816 for property of the Luddingtons in the town of Plymouth. Signed by James warned 3rd, Deputy Collector in 1st Collection District of Connecticut.
Item 5: Luddington, Polly Essay, undatedAdd to your cart.
An essay by Polly Ludington titled "On the pleasure of hope".
Item 6: Luddington, Polly Essay, undatedAdd to your cart.
An essay by Polly Ludington titled "On the importance of our time".
Folder 3: Blakslee, Asa, 1775 Aug 9Add to your cart.
A handwritten prescription for curing the Fallen Sickness Fitts with the date August 9, 1775 at the top. At the bottom is written"from Asa Blakslee, St. John, N.B. 14 July 1885 [?]"


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