The Library has a collection of original, Early American historical documents available for scholarly or personal research. With a generous donation for the Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, we were able to scan and frame a large portion of these documents. The framed documents are located throughout the library building and are available to view during library hours. By displaying these items, all residents of Torrington and the Northwest Corner have the opportunity to view historically significant documents free of charge.
The original documents have been preserved and are available to view:
We encourage scholars to access the documents digitally.
Click to view the following scanned documents. Documents are a high resolution and may take a few minutes to load.
Signed discharge (front) by George Washington, circa 1781
Signed discharge (back) by George Washington, circa 1781
Signed letter by George Washington (front), circa 1781
Signed Letter by George Washington (back), 1781
Letter written letter by James Madison, circa 1815
Letter written letter by Daniel Webster, circa 1857
Envelope written letter by Daniel Webster, circa 1857
Land Deed (front) from Owen Brown, John Brown’s father, 1805
Land Deed (back) from Owen Brown, John Brown’s father, 1805
Hand written letter by John Brown, 1854
Hand written envelope by John Brown, 1854
Hand written letter by John Brown, October 1854
Hand written envelope by John Brown,
Hand written letters by John Brown, 1855
Envelope written by John Brown, 1855
Letter written letter (front) by John Burgoyne, circa 1777
Letter written letter (back) by John Burgoyne, circa 1777
Land deed (front) transferring property from Mr. Elisha Turner to the Torrington Library, circa
Land deed (back) transferring property from Mr. Elisha Turner to the Torrington Library, circa
This project was made possible by the
Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund, a fund of
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