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Willis H. Birge financial papers

Identifier: RG069_143

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.


  • 1799-1938

Language of Materials

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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Willis H. Birge was a farmer and a tobacco grower in Windsor Locks, Conn.


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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RG 069:143, Willis H. Birge Financial Papers
Finding aid prepared by Paul E. Baran.
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository