TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Financial Papers 1799-1938


RG 069:143, Willis H. Birge Financial Papers

Finding aid prepared by Paul E. Baran.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Birge, Willis H.
Title: Willis H. Birge financial papers
Dates: 1799-1938
Quantity: .5 cubic feet
Abstract: Willis H. Birge was a farmer and a tobacco grower in Windsor Locks, Conn.
Identification: RG069_143
Accession: 2008-033
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Willis Henry Birge was born on January 1, 1859 in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, to Henry and Eliza H. (Viets) Birge. Both Willis' father Henry (1814-1899) and his grandfather David Birge (1770-1847) were wagon makers. On February 11, 1880, Birge married Hattie Montgomery Sargent, also of Windsor Locks. Birge made a living as a farmer and tobacco grower. He died in Plainville, Connecticut on April 29, 1957, aged 98 years.

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Scope and Content

Included are various financial papers kept by Willis H. Birge: an account book, 1880-1938; an account book for a sawmill, 1880-1885; two volumes of cash payments, 1880-1902; a volume of cash received, 1879-1902; and various bills and receipts, 1885-1914. There are two additional account books. One belonged to Henry Birge, 1850-1859, 1876. The other, with entries dating 1799-1802, 1843-1847, is unidentified although the later entries were added by Henry. There are also two cabinet card photographs dated 1859. One is of Henry Birge. The other is of his wife Eliza holding the infant Willis H. Birge.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

None.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Birge, Henry
Birge, Willis H.

Places:

Windsor Locks (Conn.)

Occupations:

Farmers
Wheelwrights

Document Types:

Account books
Cashbooks
Photographs
Receipts (financial records)

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Administrative Information

Provenance

This collection was donated to the Connecticut State Library by Annabelle Gerish on January 15, 2008. Gerish's husband, Fred W. Gerish, was the grandson of Willis H. Birge.

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Container List

Financial Papers, 1799-1938
Box Folder
Account book, unidentified, 1799-1802, 1843-1847 1 1
A small number of later entries, 1843-1847, were made by Henry Birge.
Henry Birge account book, 1850-1859, 1876 2
Account book, 1880-1938, 1 volume 3
Account book for sawmill, 1880-1885, 1 volume 4
Cash payment books, 1880-1902, 2 volumes 5
Cash recieved book, 1879-1902, 1 volume 5
Bills and receipts, 1885-1914 6
Insurance policies and receipts, 1910-1916 7
Miscellaneous, 1895-1914, undated 8
Cabinet card photographs
Henry Birge, 1859 9
Eliza Ann (Viets) Birge with Willis Henry Birge, 1859 9