Woodruff Family Collection


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Accession #:
1953-02-2
Category:
Collections of Papers
Creator:
George Catlin Woodruff
Date:
between 1779 and 1966
Collection:
Woodruff Family Collection
Held at:
Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
Size:
9 linear feet
Description:
The Woodruff Collection primarily documents the personal life and professional career of George Catlin Woodruff, who not only practiced law for several decades in Litchfield but also served as Litchfield's postmaster and held elected positions both locally and in the United States Congress. His law career is extensively represented in his business correspondence with clients concerning suits in progress and with other law professionals; his law school notebooks; and his own notes on pending lawsuits. These papers document the education and routine work of a lawyer in this period, as well as the networks among lawyers in New England and their relationships with judges, courts, and other members of the judicial system. The collection also illuminates the central position of the postal service ...
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