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R.B. Stearns and Company Records
Creator: R. B. Stearns and Co.
Dates:  1865-1916
Extent:  7 boxes, 2 volumes
Abstract:  The R. B. Stearns and Co. Records include letter books for years 1865-1895, a cash book for 1870-1873, a day book for 1878, and bills and receipts for 1890 and 1898-1899, all conncerning the business of the pharmacy.
George H. Randall Papers
Creator: Randall, George H.
Dates:  1860-1873
Extent:  0.2 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection contains letters of George H. Randall to his wife Emma during Randall's service as a musician in the 4th VT infantry in the Civil War, as well as some photos, pension papers, and financial papers.
James Marsh Read Papers
Creator: Read, James Marsh
Dates:  Bulk, 1848-1866
Extent:  1.25 Linear feet
Abstract: James Marsh Read (1833-1865), an 1853 graduate of the University of Vermont, was an explorer of the American West and a Civil War soldier. He wrote critical essays about the events of the time and kept extensive correspondence with his family. These materials are combined with the collected research and manuscript of the collection’s donor, Gretchen Howe Miller, providing insight into James M. Read’s life and the issues of this period in American and Vermont history.
Howard Crosby Rice Papers
Creator: Rice, Howard Crosby, 1878-1965
Dates:  Bulk, 1936-1965
Extent:  7.0 Linear feet7 cartons
Abstract: Rice was a journalist who served time as a member of the Vermont state legislature and as president of the hospital in Brattleboro, Vermont. Collection includes correspondents and other papers relating to the Brattleboro Reformer and Vermont Printing Company, Brattleboro, Vermont, Central Vermont Railway, Rice’s legislative service and political concerns, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and New England Kurn Hattin Homes, both of which he served as president, Vermont Hospital Survey, New Hampshire-Vermont hospitilaztion services, Irish Terrier Club of America, and other topics; and photos of Maine Fishing trips and 1897 European tour.
Guy A. Richardson Papers
Creator: Richardson, Guy A.
Dates:  circa 1920-1970
Extent:  2.0 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection contains photographic prints and negatives of Vermont covered bridges, 1927-1942, and notes and clippings on Burlington and Vermont history, 1920s-1960s.
Rixford Axe Company Records
Creator: Rixford Axe Company.
Dates:  1804-1951
Extent:  26.0 Linear feet22 cartons which includes 98 volumes
Abstract: The Rixford Axe Company was established in East Highgate, Vermont, by Luther Rixford; closed 1950s. Collection includes chiefly business correspondance,(19 letter books, 55 journals, 5 ledgers, 3 cashbooks, and 7 miscellaneous vols.) together with miscellaneous personal and business papers including legal papers, deeds, bank statements, and family photos of Luther Rixford, Oscar H. Rixford and his wife Elizabeth (Leach) Rixford, and Susan K. Rixford and Mary E. (Rixford) Knight, daughters of Oscar S. Rixford.
Rockwell Family Papers
Creator: Rockwell Family
Dates:  1854-1972
Extent:  2 cartons
Abstract: The Rockwell Family Papers consist of two cartons of letters, business papers, bound diaries and account books, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other papers. The chronological span of the collection is from 1854 to 1972, with the great majority of the papers dating from the 1850s to 1929. Most of the materials in the Rockwell Family Papers relate to Ell B. Rockwell's many years of service on Lake Champlain steamboats.
Charles R. Ross Papers
Creator: Ross, Charles R., (Charles Robert), 1920-
Dates:  Bulk, 1952-1982
Extent:  58.0 Linear feet40 boxes, 33 cartons, 1 reel microfilm
Abstract: Collection includes correspondence, reports, copies of Federal Power Commission hearings, printed material, and newspapers clippings, relating to Ross’s position as a Federal Power Commissioner, the Champlain Waterway Project (1962-67), the High Mountain Sheep Project (1955-64), the Northfield Pump Project (1965-67), the Water Resources Council (1966-67), and in particular the Northeast Power Failure of 1965.
P.M. Rossman Photograph Collection
Creator: Rossman, P.M.
Dates:  1920-1927
Extent:  0.2 Linear feet90 photos
Abstract: Collection consists of photographs of construction of the Vt-Quebec Transmission Line and Dam (Richford, Vt) 1920, an asbestos quarry (Eden Mills, VT) c. 1920, Transmission towers (York, PA) 1923, and a bridge.
Ella Brown Russell Papers
Creator: Russell, Ella Brown
Dates:  1931-1979
Abstract:  The collection consists almost entirely of Mrs. Russell's journals from 1932 to 1976. In addition to their accounts of her daily life, the journals also contain frequent extended reflections on national and world affairs, literature, society, and art.
Dr. Joseph Rutherford Papers
Creator: Rutherford, Joseph Chase, 1818-1902
Dates:  1839-1865
Extent:  2 boxes
Abstract:  The Dr. Joseph Rutherford Collection contains letters written by Dr. Rutherford during the Civil War (1862-1865). The collection also contains a vast amount of letters written to Hannah Chase Rutherford, the doctor's wife.
Rutland Chamber of Commerce Records
Creator: Rutland (Vt.) Chamber of Commerce
Dates:  1898-1967
Extent:  5 Cartons
Abstract:  The Rutland Chamber of Commerce collection contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, notes, publications, scrapbooks, and other papers which serve to document the activities of the Chamber.

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