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W.E. Lamson and Son Co. Records
Creator: W.E. Lamson and Company (Randolph, Vt.)
Dates:  1873-1943
Extent:  23 cartons, 27 bound volumes
Abstract:  The bulk of the W.E. Lamson and Son Co. collection consists of invoices of goods bought and sold by the company.
Peter Thacher Washburn Papers
Creator: Washburn, Peter Thacher, 1814-1870
Dates:  1836-1858
Extent:  1.0 Linear feet2 boxes
Abstract: Peter Thacher Washburn was a Vermont Governor and Lawyer in Ludlow and Woodstock, Vermont. Collection includes letters books (2v.) of family correspondence (1839-58), letter books (2 v.) of business and legal correspondence (149-53), and manuscript records and transcriptions (1v.) of Vermont county court cases (1836-52).
Kenneth B. Webb Papers
Creator: Webb, Kenneth
Dates:  circa 1920-1985
Extent:  3.4 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection contains writings, speeches, printed and published materials, photographs, a scrapbook, memorabilia, a little correspondence, and other materials documenting his interests and activities related to education, religion, and summer camps.
John Eliakim Weeks Papers
Creator: Weeks, John Eliakim, 1854-1949
Dates:  1915-1937
Extent:  0.4 Linear feet1 box
Abstract: Collection includes chiefly letters by Weeks to Catherine Marion Wood Kelley on such topics as Weeks' activities in politics, the 1927 flood, and personal concerns.
Arthur C. Wells Papers
Creator: Wells, Arthur C., 1876-1970
Dates:  1876-1970
Extent:  1.2 Linear feet3 boxes
Abstract: Arthur C. Wells was a farmer in Cambridge, Vermont and city official of Bakersfield, Vermont. Collection includes chiefly family correspondence, together with accounts books, receipts and minutes of meetings (1860-70) of the Society of Masons, Barnes lodge, Eagle Lodge dues book (1880-97), statistical record (1905-17) relating to the Vermont Sunday School Association, and photos.
William W. Wells Papers
Creator: Wells, William, 1837-1892
Dates:  1856-1884
Extent:  0.4 Linear feet2 boxes
Abstract: William Wells was an Army officer during the U.S. Civil War and Adjutant General of Vermont. Collection includes correspondence, diary and military papers including rosters of Vermont Cavalry, ordnance reports, orders, and clothing and equipment returns.
Sadie L. White Papers
Creator: White, Sadie L., 1901-1999
Dates:  1959-1996
Extent:  4.17 Linear feet
Abstract: Sadie L. White (1901-1999), a long-time resident of Burlington’s Old North End, worked in the Winooski Woolen Mill from her late teens until it closed in 1954. She then increased her political activities and served as State Representative for Burlington District 4 1966-1980, and 1983-1984, and served as City Councilor (Alderman) for District 4 1981-1982. Her papers document her efforts to change the route of the Burlington Beltline highway and to advocate for the needs of the elderly and poor in her neighborhood and in Vermont.
Hilton Wick Papers
Creator: Wick, Hilton
Dates:  circa 1940-2003
Extent:  11.0 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection contains personal, political, and professional correspondence, campaign materials from his run for VT Governor, fundraising correspondence and materials, Republican Party committee materials, some medical and other personal records.
Wicker Family Papers
Creator: Wicker Family
Dates:  Bulk, 1861-1896
Extent:  3.75 Linear feet3 cartons
Abstract: Collection includes correspondence, diaries, financial papers, receipts, memo books, printed items, and photos of Cyrus Washburn Wicker (1814-1887), merchant, of North Ferrisburgh, Vt., his wife, Maria Delight Wicker (1817-1903), and their sons, Henry C. and Cassius M. Wicker (d>1913), who traveled west to work for and manage various western railroads. Includes correspondence of Augustus C. French (1801-1868), attorney and Governor of Illinois (1846-1853) with his wife, Lucy Southworth French, and with various business associates (1840’s-1850’s); correspondence of Cyrus French Wicker (1882-1968) with his wife, Grace Whiting Wicker, including material relating to his legal and diplomatic service in the Caribbean (ca. 1915); account sheets (1836-1847) of Haskell and Wicker, merchants, of North Ferrisburgh, Vt.
Henry Harrison Wilder Papers
Creator: Wilder, Henry Harrison
Dates:  1849-1862, 1901
Extent:  0.2 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection consists of Wilder's Civil War letters, 1861- 1862, letters related to Wilder's death, family papers, and a portrait. Wilder was a corporal in the 5th Vt. Infantry.
Ralph Williams Papers
Creator: Williams, Ralph
Dates:  circa 1960-1975
Extent:  2.4 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection contains correspondence, notes, cash books, expense records, receipts, agreements, negotiations, speakers manuals, conference minutes, reports, the VT State Comprehensive Manpower Plan of 1972, and other materials documenting Williams' activities as the president of the VT State Labor Council.
Samuel Williams Papers
Creator: Williams, Samuel, 1743-1817
Dates:  1732-1808
Extent:  1.0 Linear feet3 boxes
Abstract: Samuel Williams was a Congregational minister, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Harvard, and a founder of the University of Vermont. Collection includes correspondence, sermons, lectures, and other papers, relating to Williams’ teaching career, compilation and publication of his Natural and Civil History of Vermont (1794), astronomical observations (1806) to determine the northern boundary of Vermont, and other scientific topics. Includes partial manuscripts of the second edition (1809) of his history and reflections on religion and philosophy.
William H. Wills Papers
Creator: Wills, William Henry, 1882-1946
Dates:  1941-1946
Extent:  1.2 Linear feet3 boxes
Abstract: William H. Wills was the Lieutenant Governor of Vermont between 1937 and 1941, then Governor between 1941-1945. Collection includes primarily notes for text of Wills’ speeches while Governor, together with a few letters, scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Wills’ support for Wendell Wilkie in the 1944 Presidential campaign, notebook of materials of Vermont state war committees (1942-44), family photos, and other papers. Speeches relate to World War II as well as Vermont’s domestic issues in early 1940’s.
Charles Morrow Wilson Papers
Creator: Wilson, Charles Morrow, 1905-
Dates:  1925-1966
Extent:  3.0 Linear feet7 boxes
Abstract: Wilson worked as a writer and journalist. Collection includes letters to Wilson; articles (1929-60) on topics such as farming, economics, health, industry, and travel; drafts, galleys, and page proofs of his books; reviews of his work; and notebooks, newspaper clippings, and other papers. Includes letters (1959) in response to an article in Reader’s Digest critical of Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas.
Stanley Calef Wilson Papers
Creator: Wilson, Stanley Calef, 1879-1967
Dates:  1879-1962
Extent:  3.0 Linear feet7 document boxes
Abstract: Stanley Calef Wilson was a lawyer in Vermont and Governor, 1931-1935. Collection includes correspondence, diary (1918), speeches, school essays, desk calendars, campaign material, printed matter, and newspaper clippings. Includes folders on the Vermont Copper Company (1942-57), of which Wilson was secretary, and the Vermont "Little Hoover" Commission to study state Government (1957), and material on banking, farming, insurance, politics, religion, and road building.
Burton and May Wolcott Photographs
Creator: Wolcott, Burton
Dates:  circa 1900-1965
Extent:  11.5 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection consists of photographs and negatives taken by the Wolcotts in Vermont, New York City, at the NYC World's Fair of 1939-40, in many different U.S. states and Canadian provinces, and in countries around the world, as well as photographs of the Wolcott family.
Alvin Woodward Civil War Letters
Creator: Woodward, Alvin
Dates:  circa 1861-1865
Extent:  0.4 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection consists of letters of Alvin Woodward of Berkshire, VT, a soldier in the Third Vermont Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, as well as genealogical material on the Woodward and Mitiguy families.
Hildreth Tyler Wriston Papers
Creator: Wriston, Hildreth Tyler, 1899-1969
Dates:  1899-1969
Extent:  1.2 Linear feet3 boxes
Abstract: Wriston wrote books for children. Collection includes correspondence, drafts of books and articles, printed material, and newspaper clippings.

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