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History of the Old Town of Derby, Connecticut, 1642-1880, Two Volumes
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Samuel Orcutt. Paperback, two volumes, originally published 1880 and reprinted here in 1998, as new, Index, Illus., 844 pp. The publisher writes: A complete reprint of the text, as originally published in 1880. Reverend Orcutt presents a detailed account of the growth and development of Derby from its initial settlement through the post Civil War period, including a historical overview of the Native American tribes of Connecticut and their relationships with the town. Highlighted are the contributions of prominent citizens and families, the affairs of local government and clergy, and the establishment of businesses and industry, with assessments of their impact on changing town life. Brief histories are also provided for the neighboring towns of Oxford, Birmingham and Seymour. Includes extensive biographical sketches and a genealogy section containing every full name recorded in Derby before 1800 that could be found. [O618-H]