Room 1A

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Boot and shoe molds (lasts)

Found in attic of Clara Shepardson. Her great grandfather, David Martin Shepardson (1832-1907) and possibly her grandfather, George Shepardson (1871-1960) made boots/shoes along with market gardening. These were most likely sold to boot factory/shop in downtown Warwick. At one time 40 men were making 20,000 pair of shoes a year (many sold to slave plantations of the south).

Year (or year range): 
1851-1930
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Donated by: 
Clara Shepardson
Donation date: 
2012-05-22

Conant - Haight family - genealogical material

Book tracing the ancestors of George and Doris Haight back to early Warwick history. Compiled by Connie Anderson Corcoran, January, 2011.

Year (or year range): 
2011
Approximate era: 
2001-
Donated by: 
Constance Anderson Corcoran
Donation date: 
10/03/2011

Scrapbook - Old Home Day invitations, programs, mementos

Scrapbook with Old Home Day invitations and/or schedules for the following years: 1911, 1912, 1914, 1920, 1921, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1937, 1939-1955, 1957-1962, 1987.
Dance Programs for Old Home Day Dance 1907, 1915
Old Home Day Buttons 1908 and 150th anniversary button 1912
Old Home Day essay (1922) by Henry Leland Clarke, great-grandson of Deacon Hervey Barber
Included in scrapbook are two other programs: The Warwick Rod and Gun Club Game Supper and Dance Program with the Order of Dances, November 2, 1906 and 1907 Program for Warwick Grange No. 85, Patrons of Husbandry.
Typewritten listing of Reunion officers from 1897 - 1944.
Extra copies of invitations/programs for 1911(2),1912,1920,1939,1940(5), 1941,1943,1944(7),1949(3),1950(3),1951(3),1953,1959, 1962

Scrapbook is located on table in center of room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1911-1987
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Blissville Scythe - story

A notebook containing copies of newspaper articles on the Blissville Scythe
telling two stories - the story of the Blissville Scythe and the story of how the scythe came to the Warwick Historical Society
1. Springfield Republican article written in 1900 telling the story of how 18 year old Augustus Bliss left his scythe in a tree when in 1862 he went off to war, never to return. His father left the scythe in the tree as a memorial to his son.
2. The Springfield Sunday Union and Republican, July 9, 1939 telling of the dispute over the "disposition of Warwick's famous scythe tree" - Charles Morse for the Warwick library vs. the Crowley brothers who had bought the lumber rights after the 1938 hurricane.
3. The Athol Daily News, January 8, 1985 article telling of the return of the Blissville Scythe to Warwick.
4. Yankee magazine article (date unknown) of the "Homecoming of the Scythe."

Year (or year range): 
1900
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Letters written to Henry Kidder from his mother - 1860s

Letters dated Jan, March, May of 1863 and Sept 1868. Tells of happenings in town of Warwick, people that have moved, been ill, etc. Henry was in hospital and his mother states that she wishes she could be a nurse there. She has heard that many of the Warwick boys are unwell.
A report card of Henry Kidder from the 1850s is attached (but not mentioned in letters)

Year (or year range): 
1860s
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Item is inside of:: 
Box containing Civil War Records

Charles Morse's records of Civil War Warwick Soldiers

Charles Morse's notebook with his notes on Civil War Warwick Soldiers Records and Regimental Histories

Notebook in box containing Civil War Records, left unit, wooden cabinet, room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1950-1960
Approximate era: 
1951-1975
Item is inside of:: 
Box containing Civil War Records

Certification of William Packard

From Head Quarters Dept of New England, a certification of Willard Packard. age 25, occupation Farmer, belonging to Co. B, dated Nov 26, 1861, claiming that his family is entitled to relief

Civil War Records located left unit, wooden cabinet, room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1861
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Item is inside of:: 
Box containing Civil War Records

Certificate of Enlistment

This certifies that Le Baron Monroe Patridge (actually Partridge) has enlisted in Company G, 24th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, and he was sworn into the service of the United States of the 16th day of October 1861. Signed, E. B. Richardson.

Civil War Records are located in left unit, wooden cabinet, room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1861
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Item is inside of:: 
Box containing Civil War Records

Letter from Massachusetts Auditor's Department re discharge of servicemen - 1868

Document from The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Auditor's Department stating that evidence has been found for discharge of E. Goodwin in 1866, and John Farnsworth, Alfred E. Houghton, and Walter Burke in 1865

Civil War Records are located in left unit, wooden cabinet, room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1868
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Item is inside of:: 
Box containing Civil War Records

Request for Relief from Joseph Spencer - 1861

A small sheet of paper stating that Joseph Spencer wishes that his aged Grandmother receive relief as she is dependent on him for support

Civil War Records are located in left unit, wooden cabinet, room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1861
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Item is inside of:: 
Box containing Civil War Records
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