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Colvocoresses family papers


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Colvocoresses, George Musalas, 1816-1872

Colvocoresses, George Partridge, 1847-1932

Colvocoresses, Harold, 1880-1965

Colvocoresses, Harold Lee, 1913-1979

Colvocoresses, Harold Lee, 1950-

Colvocoresses family collection

Champlin family

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Colvocoresses family papers, 1861-1996 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson

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Title: Colvocoresses family papers, 1861-1996Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: Colvocoresses, Harold L.

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 08/01/1996. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Banks and banking, Champlin family, Colvocoresses, Alden P., 1918-, Colvocoresses, George P. (George Partridge), 1847-1932, Colvocoresses family, Litchfield (Conn.), Litchfield Light Horse, Merchants - Connecticut - Litchfield

Forms of Material: Billheads, Correspondence, Ephemera, Financial records, Invitations, Photographs, Receipts, Speeches

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of the Colvocoresses family, consisting of correspondence; genealogical materials; clippings; advertisements and other materials related to local businesses; memoirs of Alden P. Colvocoresses; records relating to the Connecticut Home Guard (1917) and Litchfield Light Horse (1957); speeches of Adm. George P. Colvocoresses (1916-1925); cutout letters that spell "Colvocoresses"; Christmas cards;  and news clippings, notes, photographs relating to the Champlin family; notes on Alexander C. Liggett by Harold L. Colvocoresses in Nov 2013; a bill from W.J. Bissell to George Colcocoresses for paint, glass and labor dated 30 June 1879; letters to Minnie D. Colvocoresses; 1914 Litchfield Cemetery Company letter to Mrs. George P. Colvocoresses about corner stones and Theodore E. Baldwin lot.

Subject/Index Terms

Banks and banking
Champlin family
Colvocoresses, Alden P., 1918-
Colvocoresses, George P. (George Partridge), 1847-1932
Colvocoresses family
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield Light Horse
Merchants - Connecticut - Litchfield

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: This collection includes the following gifts from Harold Colvocoresses: 1996-16-0, 1998-21-0, 1999-16-0, 2001-07-0, 2002-76-0, 2006-02-0, 2006-45-0; 2009-116-0; 2010-103-0; 2010-368-0; 2013-105-0; 2013-138-0; 2014-34-0; 2015-06-0; 2015-15-0; 2015-47-0; 2015-57-0; 2015-68-0; 2015-81-0.  Gift of George P. Colvocoresses in 1917 - 1917-24-0 consists of 2 Mexican currency notes.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Harold L. Colvocoresses

Acquisition Method: Gift

Separated Materials:

Book - The Story of Engineering by James Kip Finch. Published by Anchor books, 1960. Inscribed to The Colvocoresses, Sep 7, 1960 and signed Kip. Shelved in Library collection - REFERENCE TA15/F57/1960.

Photographs of Marjorie Champlin and her son John D. Champlin are shelved in aisle18B: Oversize Box 2.

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

Related Materials: Research file - Colvocoresses.      Jones and Kilbourn families papers including Series 2: Photographs. An album inscribed "Eva F. Colvocoresses, Dec. 25, 1872"  currently housed in Aisle 3A: Box 5.          Litchfield Historical Society Photograph collection Series 2: Photographic portraits - Folders 66, 67 & 126.

Related Publications: Library collection - REFERENCE Q115.C65 - "Four years in the government exploring expedition commanded by Captain Charles Wilkes" by George M. Colvocoresses.

Preferred Citation: Colvocoresses family papers (1996-16-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised in November 2015.

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Colvocoresses, George Musalas, 1816-1872],
[Series 2: Colvocoresses, George Partridge, 1847-1932],
[Series 3: Colvocoresses, Harold, 1880-1965],
[Series 4: Colvocoresses, Harold Lee, 1913-1979],
[Series 5: Colvocoresses, Harold Lee, 1950-],
[Series 6: Colvocoresses family collection],
[Series 7: Champlin family],

Series 6: Colvocoresses family collectionAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Colvocoresses, Alden PAdd to your cart.
Printed booklet "A full life: memoirs of Alden P. Colvocoresses, 1918-20??; part I: background thru WWII (1945)." Printed December 2000.
Sub-Series 2: Family photographsAdd to your cart.
Colvocoresses family photographs; also Guion family, Mrs. Wallbridge, and Aunt Francis.
Sub-Series 3: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Photograph envelopes from 3 Litchfield photo shops; cut-out letters spelling Colvocoresses; progressive bridge tally cards; advertisements for Litchfield businesses; and "The Greek architekton" by J.K.. Finch.
Sub-Series 4: Eva Freelon Colvocoresses JonesAdd to your cart.
Eva F. Colvocoresses married George E. Jones.  She died on November 18, 1875. Their daughter Eva was born October 1875
Folder 1: Jones, George E. letter to Colvocoresses, George P., 1876 Jan 10Add to your cart.
Letter from George E. Jones to his brother-in-law George P. Colvocoresses after the death of Eva Colvocoresses Jones in which he enclosed a note dated Oct. 6, 1875 written by Eva concerning the disposition of her possessions in the case of her death. A note is written gy G.P. Colvocoresses that her bequest was never carried out.
Folder 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Three photographs - on the back of one is Eva F. C. Jones;one is identified as Eva C. Jones; the third is a tintype with a note -  Eva Colvocoresses as a young girl in 1860s, sister of Admiral George.
Folder 3: Hair remembrancesAdd to your cart.
A mourning envelope with notation by George P. Colvocorreses that it contains hair from his sister Eva [F.C. Jones] (1853-1875)  and his daughter Edith (1876-1877). Also a typed note by Harry Colvocoresses dated October 2015, explaining the custom of keeping hair snippets and the family relationships of Eva and Edith.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Colvocoresses, George Musalas, 1816-1872],
[Series 2: Colvocoresses, George Partridge, 1847-1932],
[Series 3: Colvocoresses, Harold, 1880-1965],
[Series 4: Colvocoresses, Harold Lee, 1913-1979],
[Series 5: Colvocoresses, Harold Lee, 1950-],
[Series 6: Colvocoresses family collection],
[Series 7: Champlin family],

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