Simsbury Free Library Quarterly

The Simsbury Free Library

Volume 15 Issue 1, Spring 2008

Part 6:  The Original Trustees

Amos R. Eno wrote these words to be read in January of 1890 at the dedication of the Simsbury Free Library Building:
My last teacher was a graduate of Amherst College, and I took my degree figuratively in the academy or the studio, about 20 by 30 feet, which I think may now be seen standing beside Mr. Bestor McLeans farm. There were about 30 graduates….

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The Story Behind The Story

Volume 14 Issue 4,  Winter 2007-08

Footprints Across America from the Simsbury 1930 Census

Electric lights were being installed on the west side of Hopmeadow Street from the Simsbury Free Library toward the north.  The Simsbury Bank and Trust Company disclosed their “gaudy” earnings of $59,185 for 1929, which was about three times the amount earned the previous year.  Antoinette Eno Wood had just died and her will was being probated in the courthouse in Simsbury,

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The Simsbury Free Library

Volume 14  Issue 3,  Fall 2007

When the Board of Trustees for the Simsbury Free Library met for the first time on August 24, 1874, their first act was to elect Amos F. Eno president of the board in absentia.  Five days later the board accepted Mr. Eno’s written resignation from the post.  He never held any other office nor is there any record of his ever attending a meeting, but he remained a member of the board until his death forty-one years later.

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The Simsbury Free Library

Volume 14  Issue 2, Summer 2007

The Original Trustees: Part 4

When Amos Richards Eno was assembling a 10 member board of trustees for the Simsbury Free Library in 1874, it is not surprising that he looked to the staff of Toy, Bickford & Company, now Ensign-Bickford Industries.  Two of the trustees he named had managerial positions in the company: Ralph Hart Ensign and William H. Whitehead.

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