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Currency collection


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Banks, businesses, and other institutions

Colonial and state paper currency

Confederate States of America

Foreign countries

United States Continental currency

United States fractional currency


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Currency collection, 1760-1919 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson

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Collection Overview

Title: Currency collection, 1760-1919Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Litchfield Historical Society

Other Creators: Alabama. Treasury Dept., Confederate States of America. Dept. of the Treasury, Connecticut. Treasury Dept., Delaware. Treasury Dept., Florida. Treasurer's Office, Georgia. Treasury Dept., Louisiana. Treasurer, Maryland. Treasury Dept., Massachusetts. Treasury Dept., Mississippi. Treasury Dept., Missouri. State Treasurer’s Office, New Hampshire. Treasury Dept., New Jersey. Treasury Dept., New York (State). Treasurer's Office, North Carolina. Treasurer, Pennsylvania. Treasury, Rhode Island. Treasury Dept., South Carolina. Treasury, Texas. Treasury Dept., United States. Continental Congress, United States. Dept. of the Treasury, Virginia. Dept. of the Treasury

Extent: 0.63 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1986. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Banks and banking, Paper money - Alabama, Paper money - Austria, Paper money - Confederate States of America, Paper money - Connecticut, Paper money - Cuba, Paper money - Delaware, Paper money - District of Columbia, Paper money - Florida, Paper money - France, Paper money - Georgia, Paper money - Germany, Paper money - Italy, Paper money - Latvia, Paper money - Louisiana, Paper money - Maryland, Paper money - Massachusetts, Paper money - Michigan, Paper money - Mississippi, Paper money - Missouri, Paper money - New Jersey, Paper money - New York, Paper money - North Carolina, Paper money - Pennsylvania, Paper money - Rhode Island, Paper money - Russia, Paper money - South Carolina, Paper money - Tennessee, Paper money - Texas, Paper money - Turkey, Paper money - United States, Paper money - Virginia, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865, United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

Languages: English, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish;Castilian, Arabic, Latvian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A collection of paper money, including notes issued by banks, businesses, and other institutions; the colonies and states; the Confederate States of America; and foreign governments; and United States Continental currency and fractional currency.

Subject/Index Terms

Banks and banking
Paper money - Alabama
Paper money - Austria
Paper money - Confederate States of America
Paper money - Connecticut
Paper money - Cuba
Paper money - Delaware
Paper money - District of Columbia
Paper money - Florida
Paper money - France
Paper money - Georgia
Paper money - Germany
Paper money - Italy
Paper money - Latvia
Paper money - Louisiana
Paper money - Maryland
Paper money - Massachusetts
Paper money - Michigan
Paper money - Mississippi
Paper money - Missouri
Paper money - New Jersey
Paper money - New York
Paper money - North Carolina
Paper money - Pennsylvania
Paper money - Rhode Island
Paper money - Russia
Paper money - South Carolina
Paper money - Tennessee
Paper money - Texas
Paper money - Turkey
Paper money - United States
Paper money - Virginia
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: The Currency collection consists of currency received from a number of donors, including Mrs. E. W. Seymour, 1890-03-0; William Ransom, 1890-56-0; Donor unknown, 1890-65-118; Donor unknown, 1890-65-119; Donor unknown, 1890-65-121; Donor unknown, 1890-65-122; Donor unknown, 1890-65-123; Donor unknown, 1890-65-124; Donor unknown, 1890-65-125; Donor unknown, 1890-65-126; Donor unknown, 1890-65-127; Donor unknown, 1890-65-128; Donor unknown, 1890-65-129; Solomon Marsh, 1896-01-45; William Ransom, 1903-01-0; U.S. Treasury Dept., 1913-04-0; Rev. John Hutchins, 1914-27-1; Mrs. Charles Hinsdale, 1916-07-6; Capt. E. B. Van Winkle, 1918-17-2; E. N. Vanderpoel, 1919-05-0; Fred Haight, 1928-21-0; Alain White, 1936-03-2; Frederick L. Coe, 1958-24-0; Donor unknown, X1986-5; and others not previously accessioned.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: Currency collection (X1986-05-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Banks, businesses, and other institutions, 1815-1864],
[Series 2: Colonial and state paper currency, 1760-1864],
[Series 3: Confederate States of America],
[Series 4: Foreign countries, 1866-1919],
[Series 5: United States Continental currency, 1775-1778],
[Series 6: United States fractional currency, 1862-1876],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous],

Series 2: Colonial and state paper currency, 1760-1864Add to your cart.
Arranged alphabetically by state, and then by denomination, smallest to largest, within the folder(s).
Folder 1: Alabama, 1863Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Connecticut, 1776-1780Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Connecticut, 1773-1781Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Connecticut, 1780-1789Add to your cart.
Item 1: State of Connecticut note to Ephraim Watkins for service in the Continental Army, 1780 Jun 1Add to your cart.
Item 2: State of Connecticut Pay-Table Office order to John Warner, 1782 Apr 5Add to your cart.
Item 3: Comptroller's Office order to Joseph P. Cook, 1789 Jul 7Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Delaware, 1776Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Florida, 1863-1864Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Georgia, 1863-1864Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Louisiana, 1862-1864Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Maryland, 1770-1774Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Massachusetts, 1780Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Mississippi, 1862-1864Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Missouri, circa 1862Add to your cart.
Folder 13: New Hampshire, 1776-1780Add to your cart.
Folder 14: New Jersey, 1760-1776Add to your cart.
Folder 15: New York, 1771-1776Add to your cart.
Folder 16: North Carolina, 1861-1863, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Pennsylvania, 1760-1776Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Rhode Island, 1780Add to your cart.
Folder 19: South Carolina, 1778-1779Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Texas, 1862-1863Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Virginia, 1777, 1861-1862Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Banks, businesses, and other institutions, 1815-1864],
[Series 2: Colonial and state paper currency, 1760-1864],
[Series 3: Confederate States of America],
[Series 4: Foreign countries, 1866-1919],
[Series 5: United States Continental currency, 1775-1778],
[Series 6: United States fractional currency, 1862-1876],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous],

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