I am a research junkie – seriously – I am completely addicted to historical research. I’m not so big on writing, I can and do write, I just tend to be a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my writing. I get going, then realize I need to research some point or find a citation and off I go, down the research rabbit hole.
This has led to me having a virtual treasure trove of primary source material. Stuff hidden away in collections no one ever thinks to look in. So this will be the place I share some of those treasures.
Here are some quintessential resources about Cheshire history.
Beach, Joseph Perkins, and Nettie Cynthia Smith. History of Cheshire, Connecticut, from 1694-1840, including Prospect, which, as Columbia parish, was a part of Cheshire until 1829;. Cheshire, Conn.: Lady Fenwick chapter, D.A.R., 1912.
Brodeur, Edmond, and Alice R. Brodeur. The History of Cheshire Street and vicinity,. : , 1971.
Brown, Edwin Roys, and John R. Paddock. Old historic homes of Cheshire, Connecticut, with an account of the early settlement of the town, description of its churches, academy and old town cemetery, places of interest–Roaring brook, Scott’s rock, barytes and copper mines, ancient trees, etc.. New Haven, Conn.: [Press of C.H. Ryder], 1895.