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Vermont -- Social life and customs -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Diary of a Vermonter's life and travels, circa 1850-1852

 File
Scope and Contents Includes one bound manuscript diary kept by a young Vermont man between approximately 1850 and 1852. The author of the diary describes his life in New England as well as his travels by rail and stage to New York City and Georgia. The author appears to have lived near Greenfield, VT, and hails from an affluent family with ties to New York City. He attended an academy in East Hampton, about which he wrote at length.

Francis Brewer Paine diary

 Collection
Identifier: C-74
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, ...

George Humphrey letters, 1893-1894

 File — Box 3, Folder: 15
Identifier: C-Misc 104
Scope and Contents Four holograph letters written between 1893 and 1894 by George Humphrey in St. Louis, MO to his brother Albert P. Humphrey in Proctor, VT. Three of the letters are written on Vermont Marble Company stationary. The letters discuss the family marble business, life in Vermont, and the St. Louis branch of the Vermont Marble Company.

Gilson, Carpenter, and Coolidge family letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-67
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.

John Godfrey Saxe papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-26
Overview The Saxe Papers are arranged in 4 series which include published and unpublished works, letters, family documents and scrap books. The letters especially tell the story of a tragic family life, but also reveal life in Vermont and New York in the 19th Century. Not exactly a poet, but a popular "versifier", Saxe was in fact a lawyer, a publisher, a journalist, a lecturer and ran for public office. He ended his life with his only surviving child, his son Charles, in Albany, where he died at the ...

Leola Burpee letters, 1870-1871

 File — Box 2, Folder: 27
Identifier: C-Misc 85
Scope and Contents Five holograph letters sent between 1870 and 1871 to Leola Burpee in East Sullivan, NH by Helen Buttles[?].The letters are very detailed and include gossip and shared news between the two female friends

Letter describing a ball and a party, March 18, 1854

 File — Box 2, Folder: 10
Identifier: C-Misc 67
Scope and Contents Includes one holograph letter dated 1854 and addressed to Molly[?] from her friend in West Brattleboro. The letter describes a ball and a party.

Preston Family letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-96
Overview This collection of 220 letters comprises eight series of letters and correspondence of and among the extended family of John B. Preston (Middlebury College Class of 1827), of his brother Nathaniel O. Preston (Middlebury College Class of 1831), and of their sister Hannah Maria Preston (m. Johnson), including their mother, two siblings and each of their spouses. Most of the letters in this collection breach the quotidian subjects of personal and familial health, happenings in the village, as ...

Quilty Family Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-120
Scope and Contents The approximately 80 letters, many of which were written at the battlefront, are detailed in their descriptions of camp duties, food and disease, building bridges and corduroy roads, rifle pits, marching and fighting. In one letter, George Quilty mentions the creation of a "colored regiment." Many of the letters from home to the Quilty brothers describe conditions in Vermont. Some of the battles mentioned in the letters include Antietam, Bull Run, Burkleysville, Williamsburg in the Peninsular ...

Reverend Bishop E. J. Isbell letter to Reverend James Dougherty, September 15, 1845

 File — Box 1, Folder: 40
Identifier: C-Misc 48
Scope and Contents One handwritten letter discussing American Prostestant Society ministers' salaries. The letter is written by Reverend Bishop E.J. Isbell in Montgomery, VT to Reverend James Dougherty in Milton Falls, VT.

Seth T. Sawyer and James Ashton Hall correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-102
Overview Collection of eight letters totaling thirty-two quarto pages, three of which are cross-written in contrasting ink. Each letter incorporates an integral address panel with the Alton, Illinois cancellation. The letters are in good condition, clean and mostly legible, except for a small number of missing edges. The correspondence is written by Seth Sawyer to his nephew, James Ashton Hall.

Tyler Family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-43
Overview George Palmer Tyler is referred to as: Rev. George P. Tyler, Rev. G.P. Tyler, George Tyler, Rev. Geo. P. Tyler, Rev. Mr. Tyler, and G.P. Tyler. For clarity, he will be referred to as G.P. Tyler in this finding aid. G.P. Tyler was born in Brattleboro, Vermont in 1809. The son of lawyer/playwright Royall Tyler who wrote the first performed American comedy, The Contrast (1787), as well as The Algerine Captive (1797) and Mary who also authored The Maternal Physician (1811). He was a native to ...