The early days of New London County, Connecticut, and its various towns and townships -- New London, Norwich, Bozrah, Fitchville, Bozrahville, Colchester, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Montville, N. Stonington, Preston, Poquetannuck, Salem, Stonington and others --are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 78 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1836 edition of John Warner Barber's "Connecticut Historical Collections". The spiral-bound booklet is printed on 60# paper, with the print enlarged 20% for easier reading. A clear plastic sheet has been added to protect the front cover. INSERTED IN THE BOOKLET is a copy of the 1836 Map of Connecticut which accompanied the Barber book. The map is printed in black ink on a parchment-like paper. Among the many fascinating topics in the booklet are: Early Settlers; How names were derived; Revolutionary War sufferings and invasions; Connection with the Ohio Western Reserve; Rogerenes, a religious sect; Newspaper extracts, tombstone inscriptions, early town records; Humorous stories, religious disagreements, and natural disasters; Yellow Fever epidemic in New London; Early incidents in Norwich; Yantic Falls, Black Rock Harbor and other natural formations; Stories about the Chief Uncas and the Mohegans; Remarkable defeat of the Pequot Indians near Groton by Capt. Mason; Groton Monument and Fort Griswold; Sachem's Plain; Land disputes; the War of 1812; and Bacon Academy. Some of the names mentioned are Revolutionary General Jedediah Huntington, Judge Jeremiah Brainard, John G. C. Brainard, John Winthrop, John Bulkley; Col. Henry Champion; Gov. Jonathan Trumbull; the Rev. James Fitch; John Ledyard, the distinquished traveler; Col. Ledyard, Gov. Matthew Griswold, Deacon Renold Marvin, Sampson Occum, and the Rev. Joseph Fish.. The booklet is illustrated with Barber's delightful hand-drawn sketches, such as the one on the cover below. These Illustrations include a full page picture of New London and Fort Trumbull, Ft. Trumbull from New London, Judge Brainard's Monument, Bishop Seabury's Monument, Hempstead House, Norwich, factories at Yantic Falls in Norwich, a full page picture of Norwich City, Fitchville, Bacon Academy and the Congregational Church in Colchester, Jewett's City, Portersville and Lower Mystic, Groton Monument and Ft. Griswold, Pequot Hill, Porter's Rocks, Fort Hill, the Congregational Church in Lebanon, the War Office and Gov. Trumbull's House in Lebanon, the tomb of the Trumbull family, Lyme, Gov. Griswold House, Mohegan Chapel in Montville, Sampson Occum's House, Poquetannuck, and Stonington.