Unpublished History of Litchfield County [Manuscript]. [Litchfield County]. [Unpublished History of Litchfield County, Connecticut and the Litchfield Law School]. [Litchfield, CT?: c.1929].  ff. With a partial table of contents. Text in ink and pencil in a single hand to rectos of 8" x 5" sheets of ruled notepaper. 30 ff. grouped in six bundles held together with contemporary paperclips, 13 ff. loose. Moderate toning to notepaper, light foxing to a few leaves, light rusting to paperclips, which have not been removed. $450. * This manuscript appears to be a pre-publication draft of a history of Litchfield County, Connecticut, that was never published. It is grouped into discernable categories, and most pages have section headings. Topics include biographies of notable Litchfield figures like Tapping Reeve and Oliver Wolcott, a brief history of the Litchfield Law School and an overview of important town buildings and events. Much of the text is comprised of fair copies from extant Litchfield histories published between 1859 and 1920. Some text (relating to early religious activity in the town) appears to be original, however, suggesting that the unknown author was preparing a new history of Litchfield.
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