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Bird family papers


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Bird, John (1768-1806) to Kirby, Ephraim

Bird, John to Bird, Seth

Bird, Seth to Bird, John

Burr, Aaron to Bird, John

Gibbs, Henry to Bird, Seth

Magatt, Zebulon to Bird, John (1695-1750)

Porter, Joshua (1730-1825) Letter

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Bird family papers, 1733-1825 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook

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Collection Overview

Title: Bird family papers, 1733-1825Add to your cart.

ID: 00/1960-21-0

Extent: 9.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 00/00/1960

Forms of Material: Deeds, Letters (correspondence)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Letters and deeds of the Bird family, mostly John Bird and Dr. Seth Bird.

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Cyrus Remington Bird

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

Preferred Citation: Bird family papers (1960-21-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, 7 South Street, P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.

Finding Aid Revision History: Item level description is available in the Society's card catalog.

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Folder:

[Folder 1: Bird, John (1768-1806) to Kirby, Ephraim, 1800 Dec 6],
[Folder 2: Bird, John to Bird, Seth, 1796-1801],
[Folder 3: Bird, Seth to Bird, John, 1800 Dec 22],
[Folder 4: Burr, Aaron to Bird, John, 1823 Jan 9],
[Folder 5: Gibbs, Henry to Bird, Seth, 1775 Mar 13],
[Folder 6: Magatt, Zebulon to Bird, John (1695-1750), 1733 Mar 15],
[Folder 7: Porter, Joshua (1730-1825) Letter, 1825 Feb 13],

Folder 2: Bird, John to Bird, Seth, 1796-1801Add to your cart.
John Bird's  letters to his father Dr. Seth Bird in Litchfield (Conn.)
Item 1: Bird, John to Bird, Seth, 1796 Mar 4Add to your cart.
John Bird in New York writes to his parents that he is engaged in altering Penal Law of New York State, making them more lenient. Describes a meeting with Aaron Burr and Burr's offer of use of his Library. [the second page of the letter is missing]
Item 2: Bird, John to Bird, Seth, 1800 Mar 21Add to your cart.
John Bird writes to his father about a trip to Troy, and Congressional bills including a uniform system of bankruptcy.
Item 3: Bird, John to Bird, Seth, 1800 Dec 5Add to your cart.
John Bird in Washington, D.C. writes to his father in Litchfield (Conn.)  with a description of the city. Discusses his role in politics and whether he should continue. Inquires of his father's health and the care for his colt.
Item 4: Bird, John to Bird, Seth, 1801 Feb 5Add to your cart.
John Bird in Washington, D.C. writes to his father in Litchfield about paying off a promissory note, his father's Ohio lands, Aaron Burr's possible candidacy for President, and his decision to resign his seat in Congress.

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