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Isabel Foster Murphy collection



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Litchfield Station Master's office

Shepaug Railroad engine and crewmen

Pullman car and porters

Express wagon and Jack

Shepaug Railroad in winter

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Isabel Foster Murphy collection | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook

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Collection Overview

Title: Isabel Foster Murphy collectionAdd to your cart.

ID: 00/1952-23-1

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 10/10/1952. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Shepaug Railroad

Languages: English


The Isabel Foster Murphy collection (1952-23-1) consists of photographs of the Shepaug Railroad and Litchfield Station.

Collection Historical Note

Isabel Foster Murphy was the wife of George J. Murphy and daughter of Frederick Foster, station master at the Litchfield Station.

Note found in the collection: "Mr. Foster came to Litchfield about 1910. At first he lived in rooms on the second floor in the station. After his wife and daughter came from Bristol, Conn. to join him, he lived across the road in the building used in 1952 by the George J. Switzer Co. as an office."

Subject/Index Terms

Shepaug Railroad

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: Gift from Mrs. George J. Murphy in 1972 (1972-38-3).

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Isabel Foster Murphy (Mrs. George J.)

Acquisition Method: Gift

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

Preferred Citation: Isabel Foster Murphy collection (1952-23-1), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Item 1: Litchfield Station Master's office, 1912],
[Item 2: Shepaug Railroad engine and crewmen],
[Item 3: Pullman car and porters],
[Item 4: Express wagon and Jack],
[Item 5: Shepaug Railroad in winter],

Item 1: Litchfield Station Master's office, 1912Add to your cart.
Seated is Frederick Foster, the station master, next to Fred Maguire, assistant station master.

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