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Bernice Fuessenich collection

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Litchfield (Conn.) collection

Beach, Dickinson, and Webster families

Fuessenich family

Barber and Ives families

Miscellaneous



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Bernice Fuessenich collection, 1897-1976 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson; Lee S. Cook

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Collection Overview

Title: Bernice Fuessenich collection, 1897-1976Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Fuessenich, Bernice Dickinson (1918-2012)

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 02/13/2004. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Business enterprises - Connecticut - Litchfield, Litchfield (Conn.), Litchfield (Conn.) - Social life and customs

Forms of Material: Business records, Correspondence, Ephemera, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Bernice Fuessenich collection consists of photographs, invoices, programs, invitations, advertising, brochures, dance cards, calling cards, and other ephemera documenting cultural, social, religious, and business activities in Litchfield, Conn., 1897-1976. Among the subjects covered are drama productions, church dedications and services, horse shows, minstrel shows, dances and balls, businesses and restaurants. There are also receipts for goods and services. Some of the papers relate to the George Ives and George Barber families. Also included are genealogical records, photographs and papers about the Beach, Dickinson, Webster, and Fuessenich families.

Subject/Index Terms

Business enterprises - Connecticut - Litchfield
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield (Conn.) - Social life and customs

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: 2010-91-0  museum purchase; 2010-370-0-1 Gift of Berclee Cameron and Cleveland Fuessenich; 2011-35-0 Gift of Berclee Cameron and Cleveland Fuessenich includes museum objects and archive materials.

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: Bernice Fuessenich

Acquisition Method: Gift

Separated Materials: Photograph of George Ives in the Litchfield Court House building. Shelved in Litchfield Historical Society Photograph collection Series 2: Folder 122.

Related Materials:

Beach, Webster and Dickinson families papers.

Frances Ives Barber papers.

Preferred Citation: Bernice Fuessenich collection (2003-78-0), 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 National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Litchfield (Conn.) collection],
[Series 2: Beach, Dickinson, and Webster families],
[Series 3: Fuessenich family],
[Series 4: Barber and Ives families],
[Series 5: Miscellaneous],
[All]

Series 1: Litchfield (Conn.) collectionAdd to your cart.
Materials related to Litchfield, Connecticut include brochures, tickets, programs, photographs, etc.
Sub-Series 1: BusinessesAdd to your cart.
Advertisements and other related items for businesses in Litchfield and around Bantam Lake.
Folder 1: General stores and groceriesAdd to your cart.
Advertisements for First National Stores and E.L. Phelps.
Folder 2: Hotels and innsAdd to your cart.
Blue Spruce Inn [in Morris] business card and menu; Laercourt Lodge brochure and Laercourt Shop art  exhibition invitation; Lakeside Inn  envelope and advertisement; Westleigh Inn room rates and Christmas card; Sunset Palace on Bantam Lake [in Morris] night club; Apple Hill Inn 1928 [in Morris]; The Litchfield Inn holiday menu; Phelps Tavern breakfast menu in 1920.
Sub-Folder 1: Hotel Berkshire and Bantam Lake HouseAdd to your cart.
Brochure written by Harry Clinton, c.1908, Heminway & Clinton, proprietors, with photographs. Also a wine list from Hotel Berkshire, Harry Clinton, proprietor.
Sub-Folder 2: South Farms Springs Estates, 1909-1910Add to your cart.
Brochure describing the buildings and grounds of the former South Farms Inn that was promoting the sale of sites and  lots for villas, cottages and bungalows. Also photocopies of Litchfield Enquirer articles about the history of the South Farms Inn, formerly Horatio Benton's boarding house.
Folder 3: Lilac HedgesAdd to your cart.
Lilac Hedges notecards and an invitation to a cocktail party on New Year's Day.
Folder 4: Litchfield Fuel Company, 1950-1958Add to your cart.
Monthly calendars issued by the Litchfield Fuel Co., on Russel St. and later West St., printed on heavy card stock, probably for use as a blotter.
Folder 5: Barber & FennAdd to your cart.
Two blotters, two calendars for 1938, and a bridge tally card advertising Barber & Fenn, suppliers of coal, wood and building material, and oil.
Folder 6: Other businessesAdd to your cart.
The Geo. J. Switzer Co. blotter calendar cards advertising anthracite coal, lumber, hardware, and building materials, and other advertisements; Litchfield Electric Light and Power Co. price list for lamps and electrical merchandise, and an illustrated price list  for useful Chrstmas gifts of Westinghouse electric ware; G.B. Anderson, arborist, advertisement for complete tree service; Milton Flower Farms 1929 and 1930 price lists for rock plants and perennials; a 1926 from Ernest C. Fritz, jeweler;  a commemorative issue currency from The Connecticut Bankers Assoc. for the Laurel Bank; photocopies about banks in town; and "Welcome to Litchfield" a brochure by E.J. Murphy Realty. Also a page of Litchfield and Morris business names and addresses clipped from envelopes and letterheads which includes inns and camps, and on the reverse side are New York city hotel logos.
Sub-Series 2: Civic organizationsAdd to your cart.
American Legion Litchfield Post No. 27 program "Ceremonies for the distribution of French War certificates", held in Colonial Hall Feb 22, 1920;  "Before Disaster Strikes: a report to the people of Litchfield and Morris" from the Committe for Disaster Preparedness and Relief, Litchfield Chapter, American Red Cross; flyer for a "Victory War rally" sponsored by the Conn. State Council of Defense, to be held in Colonial Hall on April 8, 1918; Litchfield Fire Company Constitution and By-Laws, revised to April 1, 1923; Litchfield Grange drama program and greeting card (1914); Litchfield Lions Club charter night dance at the Litchfield Playhouse, April 29, 1950 includes a list of officers and members; letter to members of The Men's Forum of Litchfield, dated Nov. 5, 1935; and a postcard for a meeting on July 18, 1921 of The Village Improvement Company executive committee sent to Miss Esther Thompson, South St., Litchfield.
Sub-Folder 3: First Congregational Church (Litchfield, Conn.), 1920-1976Add to your cart.
Brochures, services, lists of officers and members, and fund drive appeals.
Sub-Series 4: Litchfield Horse Show, 1917-1934Add to your cart.
Ticket to the Litchfield Hosrse Show on Aug. 4, 1917; program for horse show for the benefit of the Shepherd Knapp Farm on Aug. 25, 1928; Catalogue for show on August 16, 1930; and prize list for show to be held on the grounds of Mrs. Baillie Ripley on August 11, 1934.
Sub-Series 5: Masonic organizations, 1919-1938Add to your cart.
Programs for Annual Banquets of the Darius Chapter, No. 16, Royal Arch Masons at Phelps' Tavern, Litchfield on Feb. 22, 1919 and Feb. 22, 1922; and a list of officers of Buel Council, No. 20 R. & S.M. for 1937-1938.
Sub-Series 6: Amusements, recreation, and theaterAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: AmusementsAdd to your cart.
Litchfield Singing Club and Washington CHoral Club programs for a concert on August 28, 1909; envelope from Bantam Lake Music Box, Lakeside, Conn.; and an invitation to a Halloween party at Phelps Hall, undated.
Folder 2: RecreationAdd to your cart.
Bantam Lake "Play Florida Golf" scorecard; Bantam Lake Yacht Club brochure for 1939 with officers, schedule of events, history of the club, and race courses; Dowd Camp property rules of the Litchifeld Fish and Game Assoc. and Morris Fish and Game Protective Assoc.; Litchfield Hills Federation pamphlet "Where to stay, where to buy in the Litchfield Hills" with ads for local businesses; one page sheet for the Winter Sports Club of Litchfield, Inc. season of 1935; brochure for Camp Edgewater, a girls camp on Bantam Lake, Morris for July and August 1909.
Folder 3: TheaterAdd to your cart.

Program for First Annual Minstrel Show given by the American Legion, Morgan-Weir Post no. 27 at The Playhouse, Litchfield on June 16, 1921; ticket for The Litchfield Players "The Monkey's Paw and "The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife" at The Playhouse on May 15, 1925; program for The Litchfield Community Players presenting "I'll Remember You" on March 23 and 24, 1939; and two programs for the Litchfield Summer Theatre for 1949 and the 7th year [undated].

Program for the Shakespeare Tercentenary Celebration in Litchfield, June 16-17, 1916; two cards listing events of The Shakespeare Club, Litchfield for 1921-1922 (7th year) and 1922-1923 (8th year).

Sub-Series 7: Town of LitchfieldAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Litchfield (Conn.) - AnniversariesAdd to your cart.
Programs and invitations for anniversary celebrations. Includes the Litchfield Bicentennial August 1-4, 1920 with program for "Litchfield .. an historic masque" by Dorothy Bull given at Litchfield Golf Links, August 4, 1920; Litchfield 250th anniversary (1969) program; Connecticut Tercentenary celebration in Litchfield (1935); and American Revolution Bicentennial (1976) program in Litchfield.
Folder 2: Litchfield High School, 1906-1953Add to your cart.
Catalogue of the Litchfield High School 1906-1907; "Litchfield Breezes: May & Dec. 1908; program for a senior class play at Colonial Hall; invitation to a dance at Colonial Hall, Feb. 16, 1917; program of entertanment for the Practice Fund L.H.S. Athletic Assoc. at Colonial Hall, December 28; letterhead  for Earle A. Childs, Superintendent of Schools [he was Supt. 1915-1919]; an invitation to graduation exercises June 17 & 18, 1918 at the Litchfield Lawn Club; commencement exercises 1936 and 1953
Item 1: Litchfield High School minstrel show poster, 1937 Jan 13Add to your cart.
Shelved in Bernice Fuessenich collection: Oversize box in Aisle 18B.
Folder 3: Memorial Day exercises, 1919-1921Add to your cart.
Programs for Litchfield Memorial Day exercises in 1919, 1920, and 1921.
Folder 4: Report of the re-appraisal of the real estate of the town of Litchfield, 1929Add to your cart.
Printed report listing real property owners with the value of their buildings and land.
Sub-Series 8: Spring Hill SchoolAdd to your cart.
Description of  instruction for the lower group  by teacher Miss Fletcher for Oct.-Dec. 1930.  An invitation to a meeting in memory of Dorothy Bull on Nov. 17 [no year] in Kingsbury Hall with a list of speakers.
Sub-Series 9: Business and visiting cardsAdd to your cart.
Business and visiting (calling) cards mostly from Litchfield and Morris.
Sub-Series 10: Dance cardsAdd to your cart.
Dance cards, some with the name F.E. Ives, mostly in Litchfield including Litchfield Fire Dept. 1904 and 1906; the Litchfield Grange undated; St. Paul's Lodge annual ball at the Litchfield Club House June 8,  1906; Litchfield High School senior prom at Colonial Hall, Dec. 18, 1914;  9th Annual Ball of the Litchfield Alumni Associaton at the Litchfield Lawn Club June 18, 1915; and Litchfield High School Senior and Junior Prom Feb. 1917. Also 2 dances in Seymour, Conn. in 1908 and 1909; and Senior Dance class of 1908 evening school of accounts and finance at Univ. of Pennsylvania.
Sub-Series 11: PostcardsAdd to your cart.
Postcards of Litchfield, Conn.
Folder 1: Bantam Lake and Bantam RiverAdd to your cart.
Various postcards of Bantam Lake including  views of Deer Island; Point Folly; The Music Box;  and Mill Pond on Bantam River.
Folder 2: Businesses, clubs and schoolsAdd to your cart.
Postcards of Litchfield High School on East Street; the Litchfield Baseball Club c. 1906; Hawkhurst Hotel/Hotel Berkshire; Litchfield Country Club; The Casino (Litchfield Club); and Westleigh Inn.
Folder 3: ChurchesAdd to your cart.
Postcards of Litchfield churches - First Congregational Church; and St. Michael's Church and Parish house.
Folder 4: Litchfield Law School and Tapping Reeve houseAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: ResidencesAdd to your cart.
Postcards of Litchfield residences including: Elm Ridge [West St., non-extant]; residence of Mrs. E.P. Hatheway [North St.]; Col. Benjamin Tallmadge homestead [North St.]; home of Dr. Chas. H. Turkington [East St.]; Sheldon's Tavern [North St.] ; and Wolcott house [South St.]
Folder 6: ViewsAdd to your cart.
Postcards of Litchfield with street views include: Shrubbery Park/Union Square [Center Park of Green] with East St. buildings in background; East St. looking west from the bottom of the hill; North Street looking north; South Street lookng north; the north side of West St.; and the south side of West St. business blocks.
Sub-Series 12: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Photograph of business blocks on West St. - The Palace Confectionary and Geo. Ives boot & shoe store about 1908; two photographs of Elizabeth K. Nelson at the Litchfield train station; two photographs of a dog on the Litchfield Green with the Congregational Church in the background; Center Park and Phelps Tavern;  a house identfied by Bernice Fuessenich as having been on the site of #311 West St., Litchfield, now Webster Bank.; aerial view of Litchfield center;  view from Chestnut Hill west to Old South Rd.; and the Litchfield Congregational Church.
Item 1: Cobble CourtAdd to your cart.

Black and white photographs of Cobble Court, Litchfield.

Shelved in Bernice Fuessenich collection: Oversize box in Aisle 18B.

Series 2: Beach, Dickinson, and Webster familiesAdd to your cart.
Genealogies, photographs, and publications.
Sub-Series 1: Beach familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Andrews, Mary Dickinson. Beach family notesAdd to your cart.
Primarily handwritten notes and correspondence concerning the Enos Beach family. Mary Dickinson Andrews was born Jan. 25, 1847 and was the daughter of Sarah Law and Alvin Beach Dickinson. She lived with her husband George in the Northfield section of Litchfield.
Folder 2: Beach, Mary E. The descendants of Thomas Beach of Milford, Conn., 1912Add to your cart.
Printed booklet compiled by Mary E. Beach. Printed at Hartford, Conn. by The Case, Lockwood & Branard Company. Some notes have been added in pencil.
Folder 3: Rice, Betsy Dickinson Dinan. Descent from the Beach line.Add to your cart.
Photocopies of information about the Beach family.
Folder 4: Beach, Enos houseAdd to your cart.
Photograph of the Enos Beach house on Beach Street, Litchfield that burned down June 5, 1906.
Folder 5: Beach, Milo David and Beach, Louisa Rachel WebsterAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Beach, Milo David and Beach, Louisa Rachel Webster.  Sixtieth wedding anniversary, 1942 Nov 30Add to your cart.
Photograph in front of the First Congregational Church of Litchfield with many Beach and Fuessenich family members.
Folder 7: Beach, Milo D. Beach Creamery, 1927-1941Add to your cart.
Litchfield Creamery monthly statement cards, Feb.-Oct. 1927, issued by Milo D. Beach to F.W. Fuessenich, for cream delivered to the creamery.  Also, Hartford Courant article from August 24, 1941 about the Beach creamery closing.
Folder 8: Beach, Milo D.  Beach Creamery, 1916-1920Add to your cart.
Photograph of the Beach Creamery at the corner of Russell and Woodruff Streets, Litchfield. Names of the workers in the photograph have been added, as well as a history and description of the building.
Folder 9: Beach family photographsAdd to your cart.
Includes photographs of  Emily, Susan, and Marcus Wood, children of Beulah Beach who married David Wood. Beulah Beach was the daughter of Enos Beach. Also a school class photo at the East Street school, with Bessie Beach [later Dickinson] identified and the names of other students.
Folder 10: Beach relatives, 2003Add to your cart.
A typed list of Beach relatives and addresses dated 2003.
Folder 11: Beach/Webster reunions, 1997-2002Add to your cart.

Correspondence concerning a "Nostalgia Tour" to Litchfield cemeteries and home sites of  members of the Webster, Beach, Dickinson, Bates, Ganung, and Andrew families. The Tour Committee was Jeannette Guildford and Lois Dobos.

List of names and addresses for a family reunion August 11, 2002

Folder 12: Beach family miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Photocopies and newspaper articles and photographs of Beach family members.
Sub-Series 2: Dickinson familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Gesner, Anthon Temple. "The Dickinson family of Milton and Litchfield", 1913Add to your cart.
Photocopies of a publication about the Dickinson family to which notes have been added.
Folder 2: Sweeton, Eunice. "Dickinson"., March 1999Add to your cart.
Genealogy and other information about Alvin Beach Dickinson and Sarah Thankful Law Dickinson which includes photographs; with changes and corrections by Betsy Dickinson Rice.
Folder 3: Dickinson familyAdd to your cart.
Typed essays about the Dickinson family by an unknown person. Includes a memoir from "Reunion of the Dickinson family" in August 1883 at Amherst, Mass.
Folder 4: Dickinson family miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Includes photographs of Fred and Frank Dickinson, twins born in 1861; a photograph of Alvin Dickinson; newspaper clippings and photocopies of photographs about Dickinsons in Milton, Goshen, and Harwinton; 1992 obituary of Mrs. Mary B. Dickinson Andrews of Northfield; photocopy of Blakeslee family reunion Sept. 6, 1926 at "The Old Homestead" Torrington, Conn., and Bernice Dickinson Fuessenich clippings and notes.
Item 1: Blakeslee/Dickinson family reunion, 1926Add to your cart.

Original photograph of Blakeslee/Dickinson family reunion at Torringford in 1926.

Shelved in Bernice Fuessenich collection: Oversize box in Aisle 18B.

Folder 5: Dickinson, AnsonAdd to your cart.
Information about Anson Dickinson (1779-1852), a portrait and miniature painter, born in the Milton section of Litchfield, Conn.
Folder 6: Connecticut Agricultural College Bulletin, June 1915Add to your cart.
"Book of Views" of the Connecticut Agrcultural College, Storrs, Conn.  Volume II no. 3, June 1915. Includes information by Bernice Fuessenich that her father, Leonard Dickinson, was sent to the Agricultural College by Milo Beach for courses in farming and creamery operation.
Folder 7: Dickinson, Leonard A. and Bessie (Beach) DickinsonAdd to your cart.

Notes on the children and grandchildren of Leonard and Besse Dickinson, compiled by Betsy Dickinson Rice; obituary of Dorothy Dickinson Cromwell; menu from Dicknson's Dairy Maid which was on West St.; article from Litchfield Enquirer, August 28, 1952 about the Lamplighter of Litchfield, which was in the Dickinson's building; and a letter to Leonard Dickinson from Charles Henry Morgan, dated Litchfield, July 17, 1941 with news of people in Litchfield including Austin Purves painting a mural. Also a thank you note from May W. White to Mrs. Leonard Dickinson who took a group of dancers to Whitehall to dance for Miss White while Mrs. Dickinson played the piano.

Photocopies of letters Bessie Dickinson wrote to Frances and Lynn Barber, 1948-1960.

Folder 8: Dickinson, Leonard A. and Bessie (Beach) Dickinson family photographsAdd to your cart.
Wedding photograph of Bessie Beach and Leonard Dickinson, Sept. 1, 1916; Bernice Marie Dickinson and her parents, Leonard and Bessie; Bernice and Dorothy; the Dickinson house, driveway, and stand on West St., Litchfield; Lynn and Frances Ives Barber; anf Frances Ganung.
Folder 9: Dickinson, Bernice MarieAdd to your cart.
Photographs of Bernice Dickinson, later Fuessenich, as a child; also 2 cards sent to her parents at the time of her birth (June 8, 1918).
Folder 10: Dickinson, Bernice Marie. SchoolsAdd to your cart.
Newspaper photo "Down Memory Lane" of 2nd grade students at the old Center School on East Street in 1924; program for the dedication of the new Center School building in Dec. 1925 with notes by Bernice D. Fuessenich; photographs, commencement memories, and programs concerning Litchfield High School class of 1936, and reunions in 1956 and 1986.
Folder 11: Dickinson, Bessie Beach, 1976Add to your cart.
Church bulletins, obituaries, and sympathy cards sent to Cleveland and Bernice Fuessenich at the time of Bessie (Beach) Dickinson's death on January 23, 1976.
Folder 12: Cromwell, Dorothy Dickinson (1923-2001), 2001Add to your cart.
Sympathy cards, letters, and notes at the time of Dorothy (Dickinson) Cromwell's death, March 23, 2001. Also notes and letters to Bernice Fuessenich from Dorothy's daughter Tracey L. Phillips. Dorothy was Bernice's sister.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1934-1938Add to your cart.

Loose pages from a photograph album/scrapbook with photographs of Litchfield places and people,including Bernice Dickinson and family,  school classmates, Dickinson ice cream stand, trips to Washington, D.C., Annapolis and Baltimore.

Also one page of Fuessenich family photographs and Toll Gate Hill, from the same scrapbook.

Shelved in Bernice Fuessenich collection:Oversize box in Aisle 18B

Item 2: Dickinson family photograph collageAdd to your cart.

Photograph collage of Dickinson family members given to Bernice Dickinson Fuessenich by Mary Dickinson Andrews, great-aunt of Bernice. Includes members of the Beach, Dickinson, and Wood families.

Shelved in Bernice Fuessenich collection: Oversize box in Aisle 18B.

Sub-Series 3: Webster familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Webster, Lillian F.  "The Webster family: a history and genealogy"Add to your cart.
Family charts and history of the Webster family by Lillian F. Webster.
Folder 2: Baldwin, Collins, Webster familiesAdd to your cart.
Copied materials concerning the Baldwin, Collins, and Webster families including Bernice Fuessenich's description and history of silhouettes of Isaac Baldwin and Ann Collins Baldwin, now in the Litchfeld Historical Society Museum Collection (2011-35-51) .
Folder 3: Webster familyAdd to your cart.
Four miscellaneous printed materials about Daniel, John, and Noah Webster.
Series 3: Fuessenich familyAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Fuessenich, Frederick W. familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Cleveland, Betsy, and John FuessenichAdd to your cart.
Three siblings at a young age with note by Bernice Fuessenich "in upstairs ballroom."
Sub-Folder 2: Frederick W. and Jean Fuessenich childrenAdd to your cart.

Cleveland, Betsy and John Fuessenich with 2 older gentlemen [not labeled].

Shelved in Bernice Fuessenich collection: Oersize box in Aisle 18B.

Folder 2: Fuessenich, Cleveland B. The Litchfield School, 1927-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Litchfield School Bulletins, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Litchfield School Broadcast, 1925-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Litchfield School/Earle and Elizabeth Sarcka, 1937-1954Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Toll Gate HillAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Toll Gate Hill FarmAdd to your cart.
Photographs of cattle and signs.
Folder 2: American Devon Cattle sales and transfers, 1919-1930Add to your cart.
Certificates of sales, transfers pedigrees, and registrations for F.W. Fuessenich's Devon cattle.
Folder 3: Toll Gate Hill Farm - Inspections & cattle, 1926-1930Add to your cart.
Dairy and farm inspection reports. Lists and information about Toll Gate Hill Farm cattle, including entries in fairs.
Folder 4: American Devon Cattle Club, Inc., 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Meeting minutes, financial reports, membership and other correspondence.
Folder 5: Captain William Bull house/tavernAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the Capt. William Bull house/tavern, later the Vandewater house, on East Litchfield Road, before it was moved to Toll Gate Hill in 1923,  during the move, and after if was relocated.
Folder 6: Old Toll GateAdd to your cart.
Advertisements, postcards, and brochures for the Old Toll Gate, later Toll Gate Hill Tavern.
Folder 7: Old Toll Gate Playhouse, 1942Add to your cart.
Advertisements, newspaper articles, and correspondence concerning the Old Toll Gate Playhouse, a remodeled barn for lectures and concerts.
Folder 8: Toll Gate Hill Inn and Restaurant, 1983-1993Add to your cart.
Advertisements, brochures, and newspaper articles about the Inn when owned by Fritz and Anne Zivic.
Folder 9: Toll Gate Hill Inn and Restaurant shopping bagsAdd to your cart.
Two brown paper bags with cord handles from the Toll Gate Hill Inn and restaurant.
Folder 10: Fuessenich, Frederick W. antiques, 1928-1942Add to your cart.
Advertisements, inventories, and lists of sales of antiques sold by Frederick W. and Jean C. Fuessenich.
Sub-Series 3: Fuessenich, Cleveland B. and Bernice (Dickinson)Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fuessenich, Cleveland B. (1918-1992)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Fuessenich, Cleveland B.  Litchfield Law School photographsAdd to your cart.
Black and white photographs taken by Cleveland B. Fuessenich of the Litchfield Law School building.
Folder 3: Fuessenich, Cleveland B. and Bernice (Dickinson), 1942-1962Add to your cart.
Correspondence; social events; war ration coupons; a recording by Butch and Berclee for their grandfathers Dickinson on Father's Day, June 11, 1945; and other miscellaneous documents.
Folder 4: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Fuessenich family Season's Greetings cards, c.1960Add to your cart.
Black and white photographs of 2 barns in the winter.
Sub-Folder 2: Notes regarding Phillip Dinan's funeral, 1978 AprAdd to your cart.
Thank you notes to Bernice and Cleveland Fuessenich for their hospitality at the time of the funeral for Phillip Dinan, who was married to Bernice's sister Betsy. He died April 17, 1978.
Folder 5: Fuessenich family photographs, c.1941Add to your cart.
Photographs of Bernice (Dickinson) Fuessenich's sisters, Betsy (born 1930) and Roberta (born 1932) with Cleve Fuessenich, son of Bernice and Cleveland B.
Sub-Series 4: Fuessenich, Bernice (Dickinson)Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1943-2001Add to your cart.
Cards, letters, and invitations to Bernice D. Fuessenich.
Folder 2: GenealogiesAdd to your cart.
Notes on the genealogy of the  Beach, Dickinson, Webster and other families collected by Bernice Fuessenich.
Folder 3: Litchfield (Conn.) buildings and eventsAdd to your cart.
Notes, memos, photocopies, and newspaper articles written and collected by Bernice Fuessenich. Includes buildings, storms, Center School, South Lake Street, and other Litchfield sites and history.
Folder 4: Real estateAdd to your cart.
A few newspaper clippings about the Bernice D. Fuessenich Agency, including Paul Winter purchase of the Titherington property.
Folder 5: Community groupsAdd to your cart.
Photographs of a women's group, and list of members a health board.
Series 4: Barber and Ives familiesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Barber familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Barber, George and HenriettaAdd to your cart.
Photograph of George Barber in front of Colonial Hall; Litchfield Garage invoice to Henrietta C. Barber for a  1938 Plymouth Sedan; bill of sale (1901) for items from Ernest L. Pratt, watchmaker and jeweler; stock certificate for The Bantam Manufacturing Company dated March 16, 1901 and signed by Charles H. Coit, president; and invitation from Mr. and Mrs. George Barber to a reception and dance given for Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lynn Barber and Mr. and Mrs. James Augustus Grover on Jan. 24th at Colonial Hall, Litchfield.
Folder 2: Barber, T. Lynn and Frances (Ives)Add to your cart.

Leases from White Memorial Foundation for Flint Cottage; invoices for automobiles and house decorating; membership card in the Litchfield County Horseshoe Club; and bills  from Litchfield merchants Ernest G. Fritz (jeweler), John DaRoss (Masonry), Bantam Lake boat house rent, and the Deer Island Gate. Frances I Barber's certificate from the Anerican Red Cross for completing a course in Elementary Hygiene and Home Care of the Sick,  March 12, 1918.

Also tintypes of Agnes L. Babcock, aged 3 months & 12 days, July 20, 1887; and an unknown child. A note by Bernice Fuessenich "in Mrs. Barber's book but not known by her relatives"

Folder 3: Sunshine Laundry correspondence, 1921-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sunshine Laundry photographsAdd to your cart.
Interior of Sunshine Laundry with Ray Ainger, Edmund Powers, and T. Lynn Barber; and a negative of an early Sunshine Laundry truck.
Folder 5: Sunshine Laundry calendars, 1932-1940Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Sunshine Laundry calendarsAdd to your cart.

Oversize calendars for 1929, 1935 and 1936

Shelved in Bernice Fuessenich collection: Oversize box in Aisle 18B.

Sub-Series 2: Ives familyAdd to your cart.
George Cook Ives, his wife Martha and their daughter Francis E. Ives.
Folder 1: Ives, George Cook. Bills and receipts., 1906-1931Add to your cart.
Mostly invoices and bills to George C. Ives. Litchfield businesses include: Barber & Fenn; Joseph A. Cown, livery; John DaRoss, masonry; John Galvin, interior decoration; Litchfield County Jail; Milton Mills (John T. Hubbard); M.V. Moraghan, hardware;  F.U. Newcomb, coal; Newcomb & Barber, building supplies and coal; E.F. Potter, house painter & paper hanger; Frank H. Provost, wood; Ryan & Drury, contractors; George J. Switzer, building materials; R.V. Tobin, plumbing & heating; Charles H. Turkington, M.D.; Dr. C.N. Warner. Also automobile repair and sales bills; receipts for Litchfield town and borough taxes; 1931 invoice from Washington Supply; 1917 statement from The Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe Co.; and a bill from George C. Ives Boots, Shoes, Rubber for a pair of men shoes (Jan 31, 1911).
Folder 2: Ives, George C., Martha, and Frances EleanorAdd to your cart.
Sympathy cards from Mrs. Harlan Mendenhall and Alain White to Mrs. Ives at the death of George Ives in 1933; note from George C. Ives to his daughter Frances, dated July 14, 1897; advertising brochure and letter from The Trumbull-Vanderpoel Electric Mfg. Co., Bantam; appointment of George C. Ives as military census agent for Litchfield from Conn. Governor Marcus H. Holcomb, date Feb. 12, 1917.
Sub-Folder 1: Ives, Frances EleanorAdd to your cart.
F.E. Ives' dance card for Litchfield High School senior class grand promenade at Grange Hall, April 23, 1909; tintype of Frances E. Ives; Program of Commencement Events from Drexel Institute, 1907; wedding announcement of Frances Eleanor Ives to Thomas Lynn Barber on Oct. 15, 1916 in Litchfield.
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Unidentified photographs of buildings and people; United Methodist Church bulletin for memorial service for Archibald MacDonald, Dec. 19, 1968; Curtiss-Wright Flying Service ticket for airplane ride; State of Connecticut Civil Defense air raid warning instructions; sepia photograph of a painting by Adelaide Deming of the Congregational Church and house to the east, inscribed on the back "Christmas Greetings, Carl M. Sangree" [he resigned as pastor of the Church in 1929]; small printed flyer "General MacArthur's wounded: Salvation Army -- water carriers"; envelope addressed to Miss Sallie Penman, Litchfield - Rice Recipe - from Sidney S. Wetmore, Old Place, Litchfield, Conn.; invitation from Miss Hattie Crocker for February 23; and a pamphlet "A Yuletide Gift: from Charles F. Heartman" in which is printed "The Fornicators Court" by Robert Burns, printed in Metuchen, NJ, 1928.

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