Brush Genealogical Collection at Booth Library

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the Exchange p.m. The on"Man at will for by the Williams William lunch Aldo. Salvatore Bocialetti, Robinson. i l l tne association and on to from Guy hot Mrs. Haw- be 2151 LIBRARY RECEIVES HISTORIC BOOKS NEWTOWN EDWARD 9. PITZSCHLER MB. ***t«wit OA S-2O77 aal 6-4347 Officials of the Cyrenius H. Booth library and about SO interested persons attended a meeting and tea recently at the library, marking the opening of the Julia E. C. Brush Genealogical Collection for public reference ui-. Raymond B. Fosdick. vice president of the Board of Trustees of the library called tjie group of more than 900 volumes "an outstanding small collection." The collection of volumes is expected to be used extensively by genealogists for its wealth of family and historical data on Connecticut in particular. Mr. Fosdick presided at the meeting when the bequest of Mrs. Brush was formally accepted by the Library Board. Mrs. Daniel Bliss, of Danbury, daughter of Mrs. Brush said in carrying out the stipulation of her mother's will that the collection should .ultimately be deposited in a public library, it is considered fitting that the collection should come intact to Ncwtown where Mrs. Brush was born. The Brush Collection came to the library about a year ago from the Brush home at 7 Terrace place, Danbury, now owned by Mrs. Bliss. Upon Mrs. Brush's death in 1942, the collection was willed to Mrs. Bliss and to William Faucher. Mrs. Brush's lawyer, with the stipulation that it should ultimately be turned over to a public library. Mr. Faucher died in 1943. Miss Mary R. Lucas, librarian, and her staff have completed the cataloguing of the collection, which Includes many general genealogical volumes, family genealogies and historical works. Of much value to historical workers Is a complete file of the New England Historical and Genealogical register. In the Connecticut portion of the collection is a rich treasure of genealogies of Connecticut families, town and county histories and many other historical documents. Other New England states include Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. There is also material on New York and the Western Reserve of Ohio, once a part of Connecticut. The Brush Collection, augmented by many other genealogical volumes which formerly were kept in :he rear reading room on the first floor of the library, is now placed on open shelves on the second floor, where it is accessible to those interested. A complete card catalogue is also available for visitor's use. Mrs. Brush was born in Hawleyville on March 28, 1862, one of four Children of Robert Adams Clark and Emeline Blackman Clark. She was a sister of Herbert S. Clark, father of Robert J. Clark of Hawleyville. A« a child Julia Clark moved to the farm of her uncle and aunt, Mr. arfd Mrs. Charles Sherman, in Stony Hill following the contracting of a serious illness by icr mother. The Shermans, who had no children, raised Julia as their daughter. She married Chester H. Brush, a awyer in Danbury and subsequently resided in Washington, D. C. (there her husband was in charge of tndian affairs'-in the administra- .ioru? of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft. It was during her residence in and a graduate of the high school. She succeed* the late .Mrs. Henry E. Chapin. Ller.s Y^!e Store The Lions club will conduct a Christmas toy store on Danbury Norwalk road, according' to Waldemar I. Bendz. president. It will be set up in the former Jesperson shop, and will open tomorrow from 1 to 8 p. m. The hours also prevail for Sunday between now and Christmas, and on weekday* from 5:30 to 8 p. m. Frank Brown, committee chairman, will be assisted by Paul Harlow and Arnedo Contessa. Proceeds will go into the club's activities fund. Dog License Survey Fred B. Jones, of Farmingville. dog warden, is conducting a house to house canvass for unlicensed dogs. The new pound is being constructed at the town dump property. Owners of dogs not licensed will receive warnings, and if licenses are not obtained ·will be summoned to justice court. Reviews Health Studies Margaret O'Sullivan, physical education teacher at the East Ridge school, gave a general resume of a committee study made physical and health education, at a special meeting of the Board of Education in the school office this week. She was head of the steering committee, which comprised Isabel O'Shea. Eleanor C. Burdick, Mary Creagh. Lucille Spicer. Helen Potter. William W. Allen, Mrs. Marion Woodlock. Clifford A. Holleran and John Coyle. The committee worked under the supervision of Dr. Vernon Anderson from the University of Connecticut. Miss Burdick'and Miss'Regan explained . the health education study with recommendations. Mr. Allen, the coach, discussed the inter-scholastic program. Copies of the report will be made available to board members, who will take up the study of its recommendations at a later meeting. The board expressed its approval of new by-laws of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education in Connecticut, and joined the organization for the coming year. Several of the members are planning to attend the Regional Conference of School boards in the Park avenue school. Danbury, Dec. 13. Football Schedule The high school football squad has completed its schedule for the year, according to William W. Allen, coach. The boys have elected co-captains for next year, William Polvcrarl and Richard Bellagamba. MONROE-STEPNEY. STEVENSON Cub Pack 63. under the direction of their leaders, will again sponsor the annual Christmas Carol Sing Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m. on the Monroe Center green. Washington that Mrs. Brush became interested in genealogy " nd began to build xhe collection which became well known for its wealth of material on Connecticut. Mrs. Brush, who died on October 28, 1942, is buried in Land's End cemetery, Hawleyville. Plan Christmas Party The members of the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire company and the Women's auxiliary of the company will conduct a Christmas party for the members of both organizations Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the fire house. Members of the auxiliary ·will meet iri the fire house, Dec. 1, when each member has been asked to bring a small gift for the grab bag for the Christmas party. or largo family. $22 000. BROOKLAWN SECTION Colonial five room. Nice condition .117,000. W1LLIAJI STREET Furnished 10 room .brick rooming -housa. Good for home and Income. $15.000. F A I R K I E L D -- R A N C H Attractive, two tear old four room*, pin* on» room 2nd floor. Large lot. $13.700. , M1T,FORD--RANCH HOME 6 room., good condition. Oil heat, garage. $11,500 G K N E R A L ELECTRIC SECTION' 6 rooms on Palisade Ate-., oil beat with large 2 car garage that can take tracks. Only $9.500. RANDOLPH AGENCY. Realtors. "The Frlendlr Office." Tel. ED 3-3189. Evenlnss FO 6-1393. ED 3-5714. A 2 FAMILY. 4-4-1. Vacant apt.'2 oil f n r n a c f j storms and screens. In MaplewoOd section. Asking $14.500. Trojanowakl Agtn-, cv. In.urance-Realtor*. ED 4-6I8C. . A LARGE SINGLE HOUSE DOW r»canr. Suitable for doctor'* office and hotna beau- t i f u l l y built with everything of the best. See It now. A r«r« opportunity, ahown by appointment. AM S-1142. A MOST ATTRACTIVE 2 family. 5-5-2. furnace*. 3 garascs. Hanover St.. $15.900. Must he sren to appreciate. Trojsnewskl Agencr. Insurance-Realtors. ED 4-6189. A BARE LISTING Newtown. A beautifully built 2 story Colonial In perfect condition. 2 or 3 bedrooms. A 2 car carase. on a beautifully lanaactp«d plot, buyer m»y alao hate an antbentl£ tine harn to b* converted Into home with 3 additional acre* of land. All for $22.500. Newtown Berkshire Realty. GArden 6-2160. GArd"n r.--10r, 1. ^^^^ A 7 ROOM kom* nnd small atore In Wc-t End. Hot water oil heat. Asking $9.POO. - State Kealty. ED 3-9228. ED

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  1. The Bridgeport Telegram,
  2. 19 Nov 1954, Fri,
  3. Page 70

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