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Litchfield County Commissioners records



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Administrative Information

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Financial records

Administrative records


Public welfare

Litchfield County courthouses

Litchfield County jail records

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Litchfield County Commissioners records, 1887-1960 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook

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Collection Overview

Title: Litchfield County Commissioners records, 1887-1960Add to your cart.

Extent: 0.0

Date Acquired: 00/00/1987. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Courthouses - Connecticut - Litchfield, Jails - Connecticut - Litchfield County

Languages: English


The Litchfield County Commissioners records (1987-11-0) contain documents pertaining to the activities of the County Commissioners. The county government system in Connecticut was abolished on October 1, 1960.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Litchfield County was established in 1785 and as such became part of the Connecticut county government system. The county government operated jails, maintained the courthouse, gave out liquor licenses, dealt with highway and boundary disputes between towns, was responsible for the care and protection of orphaned and neglected children, appropriated funds for agricultural extension services and fighting fires, and performed other legal duties. By the mid-20th century, the State had assumed responsibility for most of the functions, and the county government was abolished on October 1, 1960.

Subject/Index Terms

Courthouses - Connecticut - Litchfield
Jails - Connecticut - Litchfield County

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: manuscript boxes found in collection had not been accessioned.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Connecticut State Library

Acquisition Method: Gift

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

Preferred Citation: Litchfield County Commissioners records (1987-11-0), 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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[Series 1: Financial records],
[Series 2: Administrative records],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Public welfare],
[Series 5: Litchfield County courthouses],
[Series 6: Litchfield County jail records],

Series 4: Public welfareAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Child welfareAdd to your cart.
Documents from the Juvenile Court committing children to the care of the Litchfield County Commissioners; costs for clothing, housing, schooling, etc. of county wards.
Folder 1: Connecticut. Juvenile Court committment papers, 1943-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Expenses of county children in boarding homes, 1948-1953Add to your cart.
Names of children with expenses for clothing, medical, dental and misc.
Folder 3: Correspondence concerning county wards, 1943-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence concerning county wards, 1949-1953Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Connecticut Department of Welfare, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Printed documents concerning welfare laws and costs.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Financial records],
[Series 2: Administrative records],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Public welfare],
[Series 5: Litchfield County courthouses],
[Series 6: Litchfield County jail records],

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