Farm Life -- Vermont -- 19th Century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Francis Paine grew up on his family’s farm in Randolph, Vermont, and was the youngest of eight siblings. Paine worked the farm with his father and brothers, tending crops and sheep during the summer and sugaring maple syrup in the spring. He also served as a school teacher during the winter, teaching around 30 students of varying ages. Paine had an active social life, and wrote regularly about parties, visits, and other social engagements. In addition, he stayed informed of current events,...
Overview Letters of three generations of the Coolidge family, poor folks with little education and less fluency with pen and ink. Business and legal documents and letters present a picture of marginal success as well as perennial failure. The earliest letters portray family life, cares and problems, including hazards of travel and weather in rural New England in the 19th century.
Scope and Contents Four archival boxes of materials belonging to Isaac N. Wadleigh, born Sept. 4, 1827, died Oct. 13, 1899. Two boxes contain only annual journals; a third contains letters, both business and personal. Legal agreements, bills and receipts, insurance, Church and fraternal materials, town publications, deposit slips and so forth are found in Box #2. There are 8 pocket notebooks with financial memoranda for 1848, 1868-1892, in addition to the pocket diaries for 1857-1899. These commercial diaries...