Daughters of the American Revolution,
est. 1890 Oct. 11
Collection size: 90 items (on partial microfilm reel).
Collection Summary: Records relating to the Chapter's commission of a memorial window for the Litchfield Historical Society. Included are: letters, 1905-1907 between Frederic Crowninshield, the artist who executed the commission, and members of the Window Committee (including Elizabeth C. Barney Buel, Chairman of the Committee and Regent of Chapter), two letters, 1905, from Russell Sturgis, architect, to Buel, one letter from Buel to Rev. Stoors O. Seymour, President of the Litchfield Historical Society and his reply to her,
and one letter, 1905, from Charles R. McNeil of Ross & McNeil, the architects who built the Litchfield Historical Society. Also includes fourteen committee reports submitted by Elizabeth C. Barney Buel and the Book and Unveiling Committees; an undated brochure explaining the memorial window project and soliciting contributions; and a program from the official unveiling of the window, July 5, 1907.
Biographical/Historical Note: Founded 1899.
These records window, were given to the Litchfield Historical Society in 1909, when the project was completed.
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