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Journal of Samuel [Waldron?]

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Samuel Waldron journal, 1823 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson

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ID: 00/2010-233-0

Primary Creator: Waldron, Samuel

Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/22/2010

Subjects: Cook, Roger W.

Forms of Material: Diaries

Languages: English

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The journal of Samuel [Waldron?], Oct. 8, 1823-Nov. 3, 1823, chronicles the last days of Roger Wolcott Cooke (1797-1823), Litchfield Law School graduate and lawyer.

Cook was born in 1797, a son of Roger Cooke (1766-1836) and Emily Webster Cooke (1776-1807). He graduated from the Litchfield Law School in 1817 and was admitted to the Litchfield bar in 1819. He later moved to Augusta, Ga., and formed a partnership with William Tracy Gould, another Litchfield Law Student. Cooke again moved, this time in feeble health to New York. On Oct. 22, 1823, he embarked on a voyage to Barbadoes with hopes of recovering, but died on Nov. 4.

Samuel [Waldron?] is identified on the cover of the small journal as "a servant" to Cooke. The journal covers Cooke's last four weeks and describe his deterioriating condition. [Waldron?] writes that Cooke mentioned several individuals as he became sicker, including his siblings David, James, and Maria, and the Rev. Truman Marsh.

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Cook, Roger W.

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Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Katharine T. S. Coley

Acquisition Method: Gift

Preferred Citation: Samuel Waldron journal (2010-233-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759

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

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