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Carrington Phelps Diary

Identifier: SC 00894

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Scope and Contents

Diary of Carrington Phelps, owner of the historic Phelps Tavern of Colebrook, Litchfield County, Connecticut, for the year 1931. In daily entries Phelps describes weather and activities like reading, milking, and sawing timber. For excerpts, provided by the seller, see finding aid link below.


  • Creation: 1931


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Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Carrington Phelps was the owner by inheritance the Phelps Tavern inLitchfield County, Connecticut. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Physical Description

1 volume.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed in August 2009 by Ute Schechter.

Guide to the Carrington Phelps Diary
Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository