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A ballad of Captain Kidd

October 9, 2013 · Collections ·

This coming weekend we have a Behind the Scenes Tour about “creepy” things at CHS. I don’t think anyone thought of this little gem I found, a booklet with two poems copied by Sarah Churchill before 1791 (that is the date of the newspaper used as a cover). The bulk of the text is a…
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A Great Many Jews

December 18, 2013 · Collections ·

I am often struck by how many men from Connecticut moved south to North or South Carolina to seek their fortune. Daniel Betts of Redding was one such man, and we recently acquired a series of letters he wrote home to his daughter Julia while he was in Charleston, South Carolina. One of his letters…
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Of Bones and Skeletons: Battlefield Clean-Up During the American War of Independence

October 15, 2019 · ·

What happened to those who fell on the battlefields of the American Revolution? Join us to find out!

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