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Elihu Harrison papers, 1812-1848 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook

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Title: Elihu Harrison papers, 1812-1848Add to your cart.

Extent: 7.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The papers are arranged into 3 series: Series 1: Business papers; Series 2: Personal and family papers; Series 3: Miscellaneous. . Within Series 1 are sub-series: 1) Wholesale merchants; 2) Bills & receipts; 3) Promissory notes; 4) Accounts; 5) Orders; 6) Business letters.

Date Acquired: 03/23/1953

Subjects: Cider industry - Connecticut - Litchfield, Distilling industries - Connecticut - Litchfield, Dry goods stores - Connecticut - Litchfield

Forms of Material: Account books, Accounts, Billheads, Cashbooks, Daybooks, Merchandise inventories

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of Elihu Harrison (1797-1855) consist primarily of his business papers including bills, accounts, receipts, and orders. Elihu Harrison was a storekeeper and business man in Litchfield, first in the South Farms section (now the town of Morris) and later, about 1825, in the center of Litchfield. From the goods he purchased from wholesale merchants in New Haven and New York, it is evident that he ran a general store, selling a variety of dry goods, hardware, and groceries. The business continued in Litchfield until 1836.

  Elihu Harrison was born in the South Farms section of Litchfield in 1797 and died in Stamford in 1855. He was active in town government and organizations, including serving as Town Clerk from 1826-1836, State Representative in 1832 and 1835, a Justice of the Peace, and secretary fo the Litchfield Female Academy from 1835-1836, and served as a Director of the Phoenix Branch Bank and Litchfield Mutual Fire Insurance Co.

  The Harrisons were early settlers in South Farms. Elihu's grandfather, also Elihu who died in 1806, ran a tavern in what is now East Morris. Daniel (1770-1811), son of the first Elihu,  and Abigail (Goodwin) Harrison were Elihu's parents.

Subject/Index Terms

Cider industry - Connecticut - Litchfield
Distilling industries - Connecticut - Litchfield
Dry goods stores - Connecticut - Litchfield

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Mrs. James P. Woodruff

Processing Information: This collection is still being processed.  There are some item level descriptions in the card catalog for Letters and Miscellaneous.

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


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Series 2: Personal and family papersAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Personal  lettersAdd to your cart.
Personal letters to Elihu Harrison, arranged chronologically. Some letters also contain topics relating to his business.
Folder 1: Personal letters, 1819-1824Add to your cart.
Personal letters to Elihu Harrison arranged chronologically.
Item 1: Basavilbaso, Patrick, 1819 Jun 14Add to your cart.
Letter from Patrick Basavilbaso in Cheshire, Conn. to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield South Farms informing Harrison that he has arrived in Cheshire to attend Episcopal Academy run by Mr. Brownson, minister; has written Mr. Woodruff twice from New Haven but had no reply; expects to visit South Farms; asks for explanation of account given by Woodruff to Mr. B. DeForest; would like to buy some shoes made by Mr. Munson of Litchfield, but will not send money by mail.
Item 2: Lynch, M, 1819 Oct 5Add to your cart.
Letter from M. Lynch in New Haven to Elihu Harrison writing that he is about to go home to Buenos Ayres; will entertain friends recommended by Harrison; letters should be sent to him addressed care of Lynch, Zimmerman & Co.; is glad there are men in the U.S. who are able to support its rights; plans to leave the country about 20 October and may be reached before then care of D.L. DeForest, New Haven.
Item 3: Lynch, M, 1819 Oct 9Add to your cart.
Partial letter from Elihu Harrison in Litchfield to M. Lynch writing that he has received Lynch's letter via Mr. Basavilbaso and has mixed sensations or regret & pleasure that Lynch is departing; it is unlikely that he will ever need services of [Lynch, Zimmerman & Co.] mercantile house in Buenos Aires; hopes Lynch's country will have a republican government, but he will always have a home in U.S.
Item 4: Stoddard, B., Jr., 1822 May 13Add to your cart.
Letter from B.Stoddard, Jr. in New York to Elihu Harrison in South Farms asking Harrison to forward the letter to his father immediately or he fears that Bradley will not get home before he leaves on a passage south. Also Capt. Kellogg requestd a line from Harrison regarding Bradley Bishop's character and habits.
Item 5: Baldwin, Theophilus, Jr., 1823 Feb 18Add to your cart.
Letter from Theophilus Baldwin, Jr. in Watertown to Elihu Harrison, Esq. in Litchfield concerning a claim by Messrs. Steele and Pierpont vs the estate of Mr. Gridley.
Item 6: Ford, Hobart, 1823 April 23Add to your cart.
Letter from Hobart Ford of Salem Bridge to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield South Farms concerning a leather trunk he is sending to Harrison to hold for him until he calls for it in about 15 days.
Item 7: Pierpont, William, 1824 Dec 4Add to your cart.
Letter from William Pierpont in Salem, Ashtabula County, Ohio to Elihu Harrison in South Farms reporting that he, his wife and two of his children have been ill; wants Harrison and Sherman Pierpont to sue some of his creditors; hopes to be in South Farms the coming spring; has recently heard that his brother James was killed in a duel, shot through the heart, in New Orleans on 14 October.
Folder 2: Personal letters, 1825Add to your cart.
Personal letters to Elihu Harrison arranged chronologically.
Item 1: Wheeler, Newton, 1825 Feb 12Add to your cart.
Letter from Newton Wheeler in New Haven to Elihu Harrison regarding a counterfeit five dollar bill left with Harrison by Mr. Towner who had obtained it from Wheeler. Description concerning the transaction.
Item 2: Taylor, Seymour, 1825 Aug 8Add to your cart.
Letter from Seymour Taylor in Fairfield to Elihu Harrison enclosing a $10 note on a Bridgeport bank to exchange for one that is claimed to be counterfeit.
Item 3: Harrison, William H, 1825 Dec 1Add to your cart.
Letter from William H. Harrison in Litchfield to Elihu Harrison, Esq. in Litchfield writing that he is sending extra butter to Durrie & Peck; asks Elihu to send him $5 if convenient; he owes a tax to Mr. Buel and has directed him to come to Elihu's store to collect it.
Folder 3: Personal letters, 1826Add to your cart.
Personal letters to Elihu Harrison arranged chronologically.
Item 1: Harrison & Parmelee, 1826 Apr 16Add to your cart.
Letter from Elihu Harrison at 50 Pine St., New York to Harrison and Parmelee in Litchfield [Albert Parmelee] with news of prices and quality of dry goods and groceries; writing that all the private boarding houses were full and that he is cooped up in a narrow dirty street. He had been to see Miss Swift's father. Some report on the cheese business.
Item 2: Parmelee, D. L., 1826 Apr 26Add to your cart.
Letter from D.L. Parmelee in East Goshen to his brother A[lbert] Parmelee in Litchfield with family and personal news; mention of the peddling business.
Item 3: Granger, 1826 June 21Add to your cart.
Letter from [  ] Granger in New York to Elihu Harrison informing him that he/she is glad to hear from Harrison's letter that Margaret is doing well and has the fullest confidence in his management.
Item 4: Woodruff, Morris, 1826 Oct 20Add to your cart.
Letter from Morris Woodruff in Litchfield to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield asking him to obtain a bill from Mr. Hurlbut for giving 13 lessons to his daughter Lucy and he will call to make a settlement.
Item 5: Bunce, J, 1826 Nov 6Add to your cart.
Letter from J. Bunce in New Haven to Messrs. Harrison and Parmelee advising them how to proceed in a law suit.
Item 6: Parmelee, Albert O, 1826 Dec 4Add to your cart.
Letter from A.O. Parmelee in Augusta, Georgia to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield describing his journey from New York; running a store in Augusta, mostly wholesale business; hopes that Harrison has no difficulty with the books that Parmelee kept for their business in Litchfield;asks Harrison to write down the notes for some music and send it.
Item 7: Beecher, Calvin, 1826 Dec 10Add to your cart.
Letter from Calvin Beecher in Salem Bridge, Conn. to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield recommending a young man for the position of clerk in Harrison's store.
Folder 4: Personal letters, 1827-1828Add to your cart.
Personal letters to Elihu Harrison arranged chronologically.
Item 1: Woodruff, Morris, 1827 Feb 21Add to your cart.

Letter from Morris Woodruff in Greensborough, Georgia to Elihu Harrison, Esq. in Litchfield, consisting of three pages, with discussion of [Orange] Merwin's qualifications for Congress; opposition to districting legislation in Conn. House of Representatives; hopes to be home early in April; most of his time taken up in settling his brother's estate; report of Governor [George Michael] ordering the Georgia militia to be ready to repel "invasion" after President Adams' message to Congress about surveying Indian lands; [etc.]

includes a typescript.

Item 2: Smith, Chandler M, 1827 May 29Add to your cart.
Letter from Chandler M. Smith in Watertown, Conn. to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield asking if Harrison can com and play at a concert 7 June.
Item 3: Jewett, F.W., 1828 Sep 28Add to your cart.
Letter from F.W. Jewett in Simsbury, Conn. to Elihu Harrison, Esq. in Litchfield answering Harrison's inquiry about instructing a band at Litchfield; stating his terms are the same as those he gets for instructing the band of the Governor's Guards at Glastonbury.
Folder 5: Personal letters, 1829Add to your cart.
Personal letters to Elihu Harrison arranged chronologically.
Item 1: Kimberly, David, 1829 Mar 19Add to your cart.
Letter from David Kimberly in New Haven to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield writing that he is sending a piano without boxing.
Item 2: Warren, Charles Alanson, 1829 Nov 24Add to your cart.
Letter from Charles Alanson Warren in West Troy, NY to Elihu Harrison, Esq. in Litchfield inquiring whether any money has been advances for the establishment of a Democratic press in Litchfield; asks to have his mail forwarded to the post offices there; expects to be in Litchfield in three weeks.
Item 3: Kern, M.F., 1829 Dec 16Add to your cart.
Letter from M.F. Kern in New Haven to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield regarding some bills paid by Miss Pierce for accounts of Misses Nestell, Brewster and Simpson [Litchfield Female Academy students?]; personal news includes Lucy Woodruff, Christmas, playing the organ, and Mr. Sanford.
Folder 6: Personal letters, 1830-1831Add to your cart.
Personal letters to Elihu Harrison. Arranged chronologically.
Item 1: Childs, Heman W, 1830 Jan 22Add to your cart.
Letter from Heman W. Childs in Litchfield to Elihu Harrison writing that Zebah Matthews has trimmed him  a fine hearthstone and requires payment before it is delivered.
Item 2: Childs, S.R., 1830 Mar 6Add to your cart.
Letter from S.R. Childs in New York to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield informing Harrison that he intends to sell his house; containing personal news; impressions of city life; some medical advice; messages for Harrison's family; comments on marriage.
Item 3: Kellogg, Edward, 1831 Apr 6Add to your cart.
Letter from Edward Kellogg in New York to Elihu Harrison, Esq. in Litchfield writing that he has decided to have his daughters come home for the rest of the month and hopes that Harrison's daughters and Mrs. H. will visit them.
Item 4: Russell, H.A., 1831 May 28Add to your cart.
Letter from H.A. Russell in New York to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield with description of life as a medical student in New York; says Dr. [S.R.] Childs would like to have [P.A.] Gillett tend an apothecary shop for his room and tuition; thanks Harrison and his wife for their kindness.
Item 5: Russell, H.A., 1831 Aug 11Add to your cart.
Letter from H.A. Russell in New York to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield with personal news; writes that he is in the Northern Dispensary for medical treatment.
Folder 8: DELETE2Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Personal accounts and papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal accounts, 1826-1829Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bloodgood, L, 1826 May 1Add to your cart.
Receipt from L. Bloodgood in Litchfield to Mr. Harrison for payment for tuition and wood.
Item 2: Bloodgood, L, 1826 May 1Add to your cart.
Receipt from L. Bloodgood in Litchfield to Mr. Lewis for payment for tuition and wood.
Item 3: Homer, Albert, 1827 Apr 23Add to your cart.
Albert Homer bill to Seth P. Beers for making bed for Mr. Mitchel for 6 months.
Item 4: Childs, Samuel R, 1829 Jan 23Add to your cart.
Receipt from Samuel R. Childs to Elihu Harrison for payment of his bill for medical attendance for Harrison and his family.
Item 5: Bennett, C.M., 1829 Apr 20Add to your cart.
Receipt from C.M. Bennett in Litchfield to Elihu Harrison for payment of tuition of Minerva for 24 weeks.
Item 6: Childs, Samuel R, 1829 Jul 2Add to your cart.
Receipt from Childs & Lee signed by Samuel R. Childs in Litchfield for payment by Abner Northrop for medical attendance.
Item 7: Bennett, C.M., 1829 Oct 28Add to your cart.
Receipt from Miss C.M. Bennett in Litchfield to Elihu Harrison for payment of tuition for Minerva and Clarinda.
Folder 2: Personal accounts, 1830-1832Add to your cart.
Personal accounts arranged chronologically.
Item 1: Bennett, M.A., 1820 Oct 23Add to your cart.
Bill from Miss M.A. Bennett to Elihu Harrison for tuition of Minerva for 24 weeks.
Item 2: Bennett, M.A., 1831 Apr 16Add to your cart.
Bill from Miss M.A. Bennett to Elihu Harrison for tuition of Minerva and Clarinda.
Item 3: Bennett, M.A., 1831 Oct 15Add to your cart.
Bill from Miss M[ary] A. Bennett to Elihu Harrison for tuition of Minerva and Clarinda.
Item 4: Bennett, M.A., 1832 Apr 14Add to your cart.
Receipt from Miss M.A. Bennett in Litchfield to Elihu Harrison for payment for tuition of Minerva and Clarinda.
Folder 3: Personal papers - Agreements, 1820-1830Add to your cart.
Agreements in which Elihu Harrison was a party.
Item 1: Freeman, Philip, 1820 Oct 11Add to your cart.
Bill of sale from Philip Freeman of Litchfield to Ebenezer Benton, Edward Cowles, Samuel Woodruff, and Elihu Harrison for standing corn, hay rights, potatoes, oats, buck wheat on a tract of land and in his barn.
Item 2: Porter, Levi G, 1822 Apr 22Add to your cart.
Agreement between Levi G. Porter of Watertown and Elihu and William Harrison, both of Litchfield for the lease of two tracts of land with enumeration of rights and obligations concerning the planting and harvesting of rye, mowing, division of any cider made from his orchard.
Item 3: Moss, Ephraim H, 1830 Feb 30Add to your cart.
Agreement between Ephraim H. Moss of Harwinton and Elihu Harrison of Litchfield for the erecting of a frame for a dwelling house on a lot deeded to Miranda Harrison by Chauncey Warner, Esq. on 11 Feb. 1829. Contains detailed specifications for the dimensions and materials to be used. For the raising, Harrison is to find "what spirits & cider may be wanting & also to get dinners for 12 men."
Folder 4: Personal papers - Miscellaneous, 1822-1825; undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Emons, Phineas, 1822 Jan 12Add to your cart.
Phineas Emons of Litchfield bill of sale to Elihu Harrison for a large cherry drop leaf table.
Item 2: King, David, 1825 Dec 2Add to your cart.
Bill of sale from David King of Litchfield to Elihu Harrison for a cow, with conditions.
Item 3: Seymour, Ozias, undatedAdd to your cart.
Deed from Elihu Harrison and his wife Miranda to Ozias Seymour for land on the west side of South Street in the village of Litchfield.
Item 4: Litchfield Mutual Fire Insurance Co., undatedAdd to your cart.
Draft of a letter from Elihu Harrison to Haynes S. Porter in Hartford, Conn. stating that Elihu Harrison and his wife propose to insure with the Litchfield Mutual FIre Insurance Co. their two story dwelling house on the south side of South Street in the village of Litchfield. Some description of the house and neighboring properties.
Item 5: Floor plan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Pencil drawing of a floor plan for a building with dimensions.
Item 6: Washington Bridge lottery tickets, 1818 Jul 20Add to your cart.
Three tickets for the Washington Bridge lottery, by authority of the State of Connecticut. Signed by Walter Hannon.
Folder 5: Personal papers - Poetry, 1812; undatedAdd to your cart.
Poetry written by Elihu Harrison including one title "The Expiring Officer", dated Litchfield, 1812
Folder 6: Personal papers - Bills of sale, 1822-1824Add to your cart.
Arranged chronologically.
Item 1: Mansfield, John T, 1822 Nov 30Add to your cart.
Bill of sale from John T. Mansfield of Litchfield to Elihu Harrison for a red and white cow, with conditions and an obligation to Ozias Seymour.
Item 2: Smith, Amos, 1823 Apr 18Add to your cart.
Appraisal of  Amos Smith, Simeon Smith, and Nathan D. Smith who have examined the cow which Elihu Harrison purchased of Samuel Porter.
Item 3: Parker, Abner, 1823 Apr 30Add to your cart.
Bill of sale from Abner Parker of Litchfield to Elihu Harrison for a spotted cow, including conditions of the sale.
Item 4: Brown, Richard, 1824 Mar 1Add to your cart.
BIll of sale from Richard Brown to Elihu Harrison for 7 butternut window frames and doors.
Item 5: Porter, Samuel, 1824 Mar 5Add to your cart.
Bill of sale from Samuel Porter of Watertown to Elihu Harrison for one feahter bed, with the bolster, pillows, blankets, spread, pillow case and sheets.
Item 6: Curtis, Martin, 1824 Apr 10Add to your cart.
Bill of sale from Martin Curtis of Litchfield to Elihu Harrison for one feather bed and round table in the possession of William H. Harrison.
Sub-Series 3: Town and state activitiesAdd to your cart.
Documents relating to Elihu Harrison's activities in town, county and state organizations and government.
Folder 1: Agreements, 1818-1832Add to your cart.
Agreements for various activities, some witnessed by Elihu Harrison. Some were probably part of Elihu Harrison's office as Justice of Peace or Town Clerk (1826-1836)
Item 1: Hoyt, Levi, 1818 Oct 12Add to your cart.
Agreement between Levi Hoyt of Litchfield and Timothy Foot of Litchfield for the building of part of a house by Foot , with stipulations concerning the doors, windows, etc.  Witnessed by Elihu Harrison.
Item 2: Weed, John D., 1822 Mar 22Add to your cart.
Agreement between John D. Weed of New Milford and Isaac Osborn of Litchfield in which Osborn can redeem a tract of land for $500. Also involves Moses Galpin. Witnessed by Elihu Harrison and Simeon Harrison.
Item 3: Weed, John D, 1824 Jan 17Add to your cart.
Agreement between John D. Weed of Litchfield and Herman Munger, Luman Munger, & Hollingsworth Hine, all of Litchfield, in which Weed agrees to pay Hine & Mungers for the building of a stone wall, with enumeration of rights and obligations of the parties, including use of oxen, water gates across the Branch, use of bars and tools.
Item 4: Steel, Frederick, 1824 Oct 5Add to your cart.
Agreement between Frederick Steel and Judson Smith concerning the use of Steel's horse wagon by Smith to go to New Haven and Smith agrees to pay for the use.
Item 5: Osborn, John 2d, 1830 Oct 5Add to your cart.
Agreement between John Osborn 2d and Edward Scott, both of Litchfield, in which Osborn is to leas his dwelling house, out building and farm on which he resides, to Scott, with enumeration of rights and obligations. The agreement is in the handwriting of Elihu Harrison, dated Litchfield.
Item 6: Palmer, Simeon, 1832 Mar 27Add to your cart.
Agreement between Simeon Palmer and Jacob Turner, both of Litchfield, in which Palmer's son Charles A. Palmer will live and work for Turner for 8 months. Turner agrees to pay Simeon Palmer for the services of his son at a fair price and treat him in a proper & humane manner.
Folder 2: Band of Music, 1814-1818Add to your cart.
Letters to Elihu Harrison with orders and requests concerning his participation in  the Band of Music. Arranged chronologically.
Item 1: Palmer, Harvey, 1814 Sep 13Add to your cart.
Letter from Harvey Palmer in Torrington to Mr. Harrison at Mr. Isaac Turner's in Northfield with orders from Col. Smith for Harrison to appear at Litchfield on 22 Sept. with his instrument for military parade and inspection. Signed Harvey Palmer, Master of the Band of Music.
Item 2: Palmer, Harvey, 1815 Sep 7Add to your cart.
Letter from Harvey Palmer in Torrington to Elihu Harrison in Northfield, with orders from Colonel Russell C. Abernethy for Harrison to appear at Litcheild 14 Sept. with his instrument for practice. In a postscript he requests that Harrison  tell Mr. Asa Hopkins and Mr. Hopkins who carries the drum, to attend also.
Item 3: Palmer, Harvey, 1815 Dec 19Add to your cart.
Letter from Harvey Palmer in Torrington to Elihu Harrison in Northfield requesting Harrison to meet at Capt. John Phelps' in Litchfield on 17 Dec to play at the installation of Darius Chapter No. 16. Harrison's attendance with the members of the band in Northfield will be appreciated. In  a postcript, Palmer asks him to give notice to Mr. Pierpont and young Mr. Hopkins.
Item 4: Palmer, Harvey, 1815 Dec 22Add to your cart.
Letter from Harvey Palmer in Torrington to Elihu Harrison in Northfield requesting Harrison to attend a band meeting in Litchfield at Capt. John Phelps on 27 Dec to play at the Installation of Darius Chapter No. 16 and to give notice to all Band members in Northfield. He writes that the business is urgent and had written previously but writes again in case the first notice was lost.
Item 5: Dibble, Isaac H, 1818 Jun 12Add to your cart.
Letter from Isaac H. Dibble in Litchfield to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield South Farms requesting Harrison to meet at Cooks in Litchfield on 24 June to play for the Lodge [Masonic] and aks that he inform Mr. Woodruff.
Folder 3: Clay, Henry. Election, 1830-1832Add to your cart.
Four documents relating to Elihu Harrison's participation on a committee to elect Henry Clay as President.
Folder 4: Connecticut. General Assembly, 1831-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Connecticut. School Fund Committee, 1826-1832Add to your cart.
Reports and resolutions concerning the School Fund and the New Haven Bank.  Also 2 documents regarding a petition of Horatio N. Smith of Sharon, Conn. for land in Hutchinson Hollow, Sharon that had been owned by the State.
Folder 6: Connecticut Militia, 1817-1819Add to your cart.
Documents relating to Elihu Harrison's participation in the Connecticut Militia, 16th Regiment.
Sub-Folder 1: Regimental correspondence, 1818 Aug-1820 JunAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Morris Woodruff order, 1818 Aug 5Add to your cart.
Regimental order from Colonel Morris Woodruff to Elihu Harrison, QuarterMaster Sergeant, notifying him that the 16th Regiment will meet near the Litchfield Court Houses, completely armed & equipped.
Item 2: Uriel Tuttle order, 1819 Aug 20Add to your cart.
Order from Colonel Uriel Tuttle in Torrington to Elihu Harrison, Quarter Mster Sergeant,  to appear near the Meeting house in Litchfield, completely equipped for exercise.
Item 3: Elihu Harrison resignation, 1820 Jun 28Add to your cart.
Elihu Harrison in South Farms letter to Colonel Uriel Tuttle writing that he has decided not to do military duty in the fall and according to State laws he is not liable. He requests a dismissal from the office from Tuttle at a convenient time.
Sub-Folder 2: Commissions, 1817-1819Add to your cart.
Elihu Harrison's commissions in the Connecticut Militia, 16th Regiment.
Item 1: Militia commission, 1817 Sep 8Add to your cart.
Colonel Morris Woodruff commissions Elihu Harrison as Sergeant in the 6th Company of the 16th Regiment of Connecticut Militia.
Item 2: Militia commission, 1818 Aug 8Add to your cart.
Colonel Morris Woodruff commissions Elihu Harrison as Quarter Master Sergeant in the 6th company of the 16th regiment of Connecticut militia.
Item 3: Militia commission, 1819 Sep 7Add to your cart.
Colonel Uriel Tuttle commissions Elihu Harrison as Pay Master of the 16th regiment of infantry of Connecticut militia.
Folder 7: Exhibition Company, 1817-1818Add to your cart.
Papers of the Exhibition Company, a group of men in the South Farms section of Litchfield, who put on dramatic readings and plays. Elihu Harrison was the Clerk.
Sub-Folder 1: Exhibition Company Records, 1817 Jan-1818 JanAdd to your cart.
Meeting minutes for 1817 and 1818 and an account sheet for March 1818.
Sub-Folder 2: Exhibition Company scripts, circa 1817-1818Add to your cart.
Assorted scripts for plays and dramatic readings.
Sub-Folder 3: Exhibition Company scripts, circa 1817-1818Add to your cart.
Assorted scripts for plays and dramatic readings.
Folder 8: Litchfield (Conn.). Board of Health., 1831 Jan  29Add to your cart.
The Litchfield Board of Health order that a portion of the western part of town be quarantined due to the prevalence of small pox. Includes description of the area and appointment of a committee to enforce the order. Signed by Frederick Wolcott, President and Elihu Harrison, Clerk.
Folder 9: Litchfield (Conn.) Fourth of July Committee, 1833 Jun 27Add to your cart.
Minutes of a meeting of the Committee of Arrangements for the celebration of the Fourth of July, with lists of committee members , including 4 from the Law School,  and plan of events including orations, music, bell ringing, and salute of guns. David Marsh, chairman and Elihu Harrison, secretary of the Committee.
Folder 10: Litchfield (Conn.) Highway District, 7th, 1822 May 29Add to your cart.
A small booklet  containiing a list of people and the amounts they are  to be taxed for the purpose of repairing a town highway. Signed by Phinehas Minor, Justice of Peace, he authorizes Elihu Harrison to be Collector of the 7th Highway Distict. [South Farms]. Some entries indicate that the tax payment was paid.
Folder 11: Litchfield (Conn.) Justice of Peace, 1825-1827Add to your cart.
Two documents: A deed from Abner Baldwin to Sally Chittenden for 2 acres of land in Litchfield. Signed by Elihu Harrison, Justice of Peace, dated 29 Sep 1825; and a letter from Benjamin Lowndes in Bladenburg to Elihu Harrison stating that he wishes to bring a suit, dated 26 April 1827.
Folder 12: Litchfield (Conn.) Schools, 1824-1830Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: South Farms Society. First School District, 1824-1825Add to your cart.

Two documents from the district: Minutes of a meeting on 1 Nov 1824 taken by Elihu Harrison, Clerk. Votes at the meeting concerned appointment of a teacher, and building of a [back house], with details about wood needed and expenses.

Also dated 9 March 1825, meeting minutes concerning the supply of wood and bills for winter expenses.

Sub-Folder 2: Litchfield First School Society Committee, 1830Add to your cart.
Two notices for meetings of the First School Society to be held for consideration of alterations to schools in the first, second and 12th school districts in the Society. Joseph Adams, Jacob Kilborn, and Elihu Harrison, School Society Committee.
Folder 13: Litchfield (Conn.) Town Clerk, 1826-1830Add to your cart.
Papers relating to Elihu Harrison's position as Town Clerk. Arranged chronologically.
Item 1: Northrup, Abner. Liquor license, 1826 Jan 2Add to your cart.
License to Abner Northrup to be a retailer of wines and distilled spiritous liquors in Litchfield. Signed by David C. Sanford, Clerk.
Item 2: Litchfield Town Meeting minutes, 1826 Oct 2Add to your cart.
Minutes of a Town Meeting in which Elihu Harrison was elected Town Clerk. Also election and appointment of other town officers and committees.
Item 3: Olmstice, L, 1827 Apr 29Add to your cart.
Note from Lynde Olmstice in Hartford the the Town CLerk of Litchfield requesting that a mortgage be deliverd to Mr. Benjamin Webster.
Item 4: Loomis, James, 1827 May 22Add to your cart.
Letter from James Loomis in Windsor to Elihu Harrison in Litchfield requesting an affidavit that Asa Gillett is a credible witness.
Item 5: Wadhams, M, 1829 Aug 9Add to your cart.
Bill from M. Wadhams in Goshen to Esqrs. Woodruff, Harrison and Strong for boarding a horse, stationary, wine, etc.
Item 6: Adams, Henry, 1829 May 11Add to your cart.
Henry Adams bill to E. Harrison, Clerk of Town of Litchfield for printing book for town records, paper, & binding.
Item 7: Smith, N.D., 1830Add to your cart.
Note witten by Elihu Harrison on a vote to  excuse N.D. Smith from highway surveyor and the apointment of Luther Johnson in his place. Also Jacob Kilborn appointed to collect tax on the list of 1829.
Folder 14: Litchfield (Conn.) Town Clerk, 1831-1833Add to your cart.
Papers relating to Elihu Harrison's position as Town Clerk.
Item 1: Rice, Abner, 1831 May 1Add to your cart.
Letter from Abner Rice in Potsdam, NY to the Town Lerk in Litchfield,stating that he is a soldier of the Revolution and in need of a pension; he enlisted in Litchfield in a Rhode Island regiment and wants to know if there are any veterans there who will swear that he served.
Item 2: Woodcock, Hiram B, 1831 Dec 20Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Hiram B. Woodcock in Litchfield to liquidate a debt through payment of money and goods, including a clock made by Hopkins & Alfred. He has sold a note to Daniel Baldwin of Litchfield that is against George H. Palmer of Litchfield.
Item 3: Robinson, Charles, 1831 Sep 27Add to your cart.
Letter from Charles Robinson in Southington to Elihu Harrison, Town Clerk, asking for Harrison's assistance in preventing the jailing of an eldely man, Alnond Howe [Harris]?, formerly of Litchfield. He has written to Truman Smith.
Item 4: Beers, Seth P, 1832 Sep 5Add to your cart.
Letter from Seth P. Beers in Hartford concerning a pension certificate.
Item 5: Judson, Charles A, 1833 Mar 26Add to your cart.
Letter from Charles A. Judson in Washington requesting that the town records by examined for the description of a piece of land, in the west hundred originally surveyed to Joseph Mason, and a piece deeded by John King to David King.
Item 6: Gibbs, Frederick, 1833 Mar 27Add to your cart.
Note from Frederick Gibbs in Bristol to Elihu Harrison, requesting a certificate that will show that he is a [veteran]?.
Folder 15: Litchfield (Conn.). Town Clerk, 1834-1835Add to your cart.
Papers relating to Elihu Harrison's position as Town Clerk in 1834 and 1835 and 2 items that are undated. Arranged chronologically.
Item 1: Smith, Lyman J, 1834 Jan 1Add to your cart.
License to Lyman J. Smith to be a retailer of wines and distilled apirituous liquors at his store in Litchfield. Signed by Elihu Harrison, Clerk.
Item 2: Osborn, John, 1835 May 12Add to your cart.
A declaration written by John Osborn of Litchfield concerning a rowdy political rally the previous fall in Bradleyville near the Inn kept by Eli Wilmot, in which he exonerates Turman Kilborn of responsibility in throwing rotten eggs at Osborn.
Item 3: Coe, William et al, 1835 May 23Add to your cart.
Letter from William Coe, Truman Kilborn, and Putnam Kilborn in Litchfield to the Comptroller of Public Accounts at Hartford,  requesting a draft on the state treasurer to be delivered to Elihu Harrison
Item 4: Litchfield Town Asylum for Town Poor, undatedAdd to your cart.
Record written by Elihu Harrison of a vote to appoint a committee to investigate the affairs of the Town Asylum for Town Poor. The committee was Dr. Abel Catlin, Morris Woodruff, Julius Griswold, Julius Deming and Jonathan Buel.
Item 5: Assignment of estate, undatedAdd to your cart.
The draft of a document written by Elihu Harrison for the assignment of an estate in New York, with blanks left for names.
Folder 16: Litchfield County (Conn.) Superior Court, 1822-1834Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Litchfield County (Conn.) Representatives, 1832-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Political activities, 1822-1832Add to your cart.
Folder 19: St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 1829-1832Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Subscription lists, 1832Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Wadsworth & Turner clock factory fire claims, 1831 JanAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Miscellaneous, 1819-1829Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Miscellaneous, 1830-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Papers of family membersAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Harrison, Abigail, 1818Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Harrison, Clarinda Sanford, 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Harrison, Dan, 1803-1814Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Harrison, James W, 1822-1824Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Harrison, Lucy, 1819-1820Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Harrison, Minerva, 1831 Jun 8Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Harrison, Miranda, 1827-1829Add to your cart.
Item 8: Harrison, Roswell, 1823 Dec 30Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Harrison, William H, 1821-1834Add to your cart.

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