Elijah Boardman Papers


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Object ID:
2012-07-0
Accession #:
2012-07-0
Category:
Collections of Papers
Creator:
Boardman, Elijah (1760-1823)
Date:
between 1782 and 1853
Collection:
Elijah Boardman Papers
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
New Milford, CT; Litchfield, CT
Size:
97.0 Items
Description:
The Elijah Boardman Papers (2012-07-0) consist of 97 volumes, primarily documenting Boardman's business dealings under various enterprises. Twenty six volumes document the business enterprise he ran with his brother, Daniel Boardman in New Milford, Connecticut. Two volumes were kept by his wife, Mary Anna Whiting Boardman. Four ledgers document other businesses, presumably turned over to Boardman for collection.

Boardman's business had close ties to Litchfield and relates to a number of other collections (see administrative information for details). Before embarking on a mercantile venture with his brother Daniel in New Milford in 1781, Boardman served in the American Revolution and trained as a clerk in New Haven. The brothers’ newspaper advertisements (not included in this collection) ...
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