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Lois Kilbourn Peck collection


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Kilbourn Family Letters

Kilbourn, Myron Letters

Osborn Family Letters

Miscellaneous Letters

Osborn, Jacob, Rev. Sermons

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Lois Kilbourn Peck collection, 1799-1856 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook

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Collection Overview

Title: Lois Kilbourn Peck collection, 1799-1856Add to your cart.

ID: 00/1966-04-0

Extent: 4.0 Folders

Arrangement: Arranged by correspondent.

Date Acquired: 01/01/1966

Forms of Material: Letters (correspondence)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Letters of the Kilbourn family, including Osborn. Variations in the spelling of Kilbourn, such as Kilborn, are included as Kilbourn. Also sermons of Rev. Jacob Osborne.

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Lois Kilbourn Peck

Acquisition Method: Gift

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

Preferred Citation: Lois Kilbourn Peck collection (1966-04-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, 7 South Street, P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.

Finding Aid Revision History: Item level descriptions are available in the Society's card catalog.

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

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Folder:

[Folder 1: Kilbourn Family Letters, 1799-1857],
[Folder 2: Kilbourn, Myron Letters, 1845-1857],
[Folder 3: Osborn Family Letters, 1798-1825],
[Folder 4: Miscellaneous Letters, 1799-1836],
[Folder 5: Osborn, Jacob, Rev. Sermons, 1784-1789],

Folder 1: Kilbourn Family Letters, 1799-1857Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kent, Urania to Kilbourn, Thalia (Osborn), 1843 Sep 19Add to your cart.
Urania Kent in Fayettville, NC writes to Thalia Kilborn, a relative, about the number of friends and family that are dying. Some mention of people in Litchfield, including Rebecca Seymour.
Item 2: Kilbourn, Charles & Abbe, H., undatedAdd to your cart.
A letter about the difficulty of settling Myron Kilbourn's estate. The first part written by Charles Kilborn to his uncle and the second part by H. Abbe who describes the death of Kilbourn and insanity of Sophronia Kilbourn.
Item 3: Kilbourn, James to Kilbourn, Thalia (Osborn), 1850 Jan 28Add to your cart.
From Bridgewater, James Kilbourn writes to his mother in Litchfield, mostly a discussion of the religious situation. Included is a letter from Martha about the studies of young James and Henrietta.
Item 4: Kilbourn, Lewis to Kilbourn, Eliada, 1856 Mar 25Add to your cart.
Lewis Kilbourn in Akron, Ohio writes to his brother Eliada in Litchfield.
Folder 2: Kilbourn, Myron Letters, 1845-1857Add to your cart.
4 letters written by Myron Kilbourn in Iowa to his brother Eliada in Litchfield.
Folder 3: Osborn Family Letters, 1798-1825Add to your cart.
Item 1: Osborn,Ethan & Osborn, E.F. to Kilbourn, Thalia, 1825 Jul 5Add to your cart.
From Fairfield, E.F. Osborn and Ethan Osborn write to Ethan's sister Thalia (Osborn) Kilbourn and her husband Whitman Kilbourn in Litchfield with family news & local schools.
Item 2: Osborn,Ethan to Osborn, Thalia, 1799 Apr 17Add to your cart.
From Philadelphia, Ethan writes to his sister Thalia in Litchfield with family news and discussion of some political events.
Item 3: Osborn, Thalia to Stone, Mary, 1798 Feb 11Add to your cart.
Thalia Osborn, later Mrs. Whitman Kilbourn, in Litchfield writes to Molly Stone in Litchfield with her religious views and attempts to persuade Miss Stone to try the way of religion as a means to happiness, as she herself has found at the expense of some of her friends.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous Letters, 1799-1836Add to your cart.
Item 1: S.V., Cousin to Osborn, Thalia, 1799 SepAdd to your cart.
Signed S.C. this letter is written to "Cousin", and addressed to Thalia Osborn in Litchfield. The writer moralizes as various virtues.
Item 2: Sanford, Lavinia (Tuttle), Mrs. William P. to Dudley, Maryann, 1836 Aug 20Add to your cart.
From Rootstown, Ohio, Lavinia (Tuttle) Sanford writes to her cousin Maryann Dudley in Litchfield with local and family news, and hopes to re-establish correspondence after 6 years.
Item 3: Todd, Bethiah to Kilbourn, Thalia (Osborn), 1815 Mar 12Add to your cart.
Bethiah Todd in Pompey, NY writes to her cousin in Litchfield referring to a letter Thalia wrote about a religious revival. She comments on other religious topics.
Item 4: Tuttle, Isaiah I. & Abigail to Dudley, Rhoda (Baldwin), 1836 Aug 20Add to your cart.
From Rootstown, Ohio, Isaiah I. and Abigail Tuttle write to "Aunt" Rhoda (Baldwin) Dudley, Mrs. Charles Dudley, in Litchfield commenting on her trials as being the hand of God and she should keep the faith. Local and family news with a description of frontier living, growth & the town. Mention of the Kilbourns in Akron.
Folder 5: Osborn, Jacob, Rev. Sermons, 1784-1789Add to your cart.
Sermons and notes by Rev. Jacob Osborn. Four are dated 1784-1789 and 6 are undated.

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