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Artifacts collection, 1843-2007

10 Linear Feet
The Artifact Collection holds a variety of small objects having historical significance for Lyme's cultural history and community life.

William Beebe papers, 1782-2016

12 Linear Feet
The papers, correspondence, and genealogical research of William Beebe include more than two hundred fifty Lyme families from the 17th into the 20th century including his own Beebe and Royce families. His work includes many families in the northeast area of the town and often includes property boundary sketches.

Stephen Parker Sterling papers, 1813-2010

.1 Linear Feet
The Stephen Parker Sterling collection is composed of papers relating to Stephen Parker Sterling, his immediate family, and their home at 46 Sterling Hill Road, known as Sterling Heights.

Town of Lyme records, 1748-2015

8 Linear Feet
The materials in this collection relate to town governance, residents, local churches, schools, and businesses in Lyme, Connecticut, from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Topics covered include how the Town supported itself and its responsibilities to the citizens: taxes, justice, welfare, road and bridge infrastructure, education and schools, legal and property affairs.

Main Street News collection

1.5 Linear Feet
A collection of newspaper supplements on Lyme published by the Main Street News of Essex, Conn.

Papers of John and Maggie Lathrop, 1862-1874, bulk 1853-1855

.63 Linear Feet
John and Maggie Lathrop were a married couple living in Bridgeport in the mid-19th century. The correspondence between the two, sent when the two were dealing with health issues and were forced apart, offer insight into the everyday on goings of Bridgeport in its early history.

Records of Park City Hospital, 1926-1993

5 linear feet
Park City Hospital was founded in 1924, meant to serve the downtown Bridgeport community and provide quicker access for emergencies for those who could not speedily access the northern Bridgeport or St. Vincent's hospitals. This smaller hospital served the community until 1993, and helped to provide high quality care to the immediate area. These records reflect this community impact through clippings, publicity documentation, and newsletters, along with annual reports among other documents.

Medical and Scientific Collection, 1772-1938 and undated

.48 Linear Feet
The Medical and Scientific Collection contains various medical journals and personal documents regarding illness. Documents include various notebooks kept during medical school as well as during practice by several Waterbury doctors. Also included in the collection are city announcements on recent outbreaks of diseases such as Typhoid fever and on the effectiveness of the smallpox inoculation. Also represented are various personal accounts regarding illnesses such as whooping cough.

Elton Family Papers, 1779-1935

2.84 Linear Feet
The Elton family have been members of the Waterbury and Watertown community since the mid 1700s and were farmers, businessmen, and medical doctors. This collection documents the professional and personal relations of several members largely through correspondence and administrative papers spanning the 1800s. The largest quantity of materials in the collection are the medical books, passed down from generation to generation. Of special interest are several family and local histories.

Lyme Grange #147 records, 1873-2020

8 Linear Feet
Records of over a hundred years of Lyme Grange and Lyme Grange Fair Association activities and meetings.