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Allen family
Title: Allen Family Papers
Dates:  1730-1870
Extent:  12.0 Linear feet29 boxes
Abstract: Correspondence, deeds, land surveys, legal records, bills, receipts, and military and other papers, relating to political affairs in Vermont, military affairs in Vermont, Canada, France, New York, and Pennsylvania, Allen’s land dealings, American Revolution, Haldimand negotiations (1780-83), Directory of the French Republic (1795-99), Napoleon Bonaparte, Allen’s trip to France for arms for Vermont in the 1790’s, and his imprisonment in England.
Spear Family
Title: Spear Family Papers
Dates:  1793-1942
Extent:  Two cartons, two oversize bound volumes
Abstract:  Richard Spear (1737 - 1788) moved to Shelburne, Vermont, from Braintree, Massachusetts, in the summer of 1783. He died five years later, but his sons Asahel (1778 - 1849) and Elhanan W. Spear (1782 - 1869) remained in Shelburne and raised families there. The Spear Family Papers contain an interesting variety of manuscripts from the 1790s to the 1940s.
Dewart, Franklin H. (Franklin Henry), 1861-
Title: Franklin H. Dewart Papers
Dates:  1894-1928
Extent:  6.0 Linear feet152 maps, one bound volume
Abstract: Franklin Henry Dewart was a civil engineer, who participated in engineering projects throughout the state of Vermont and earned a reputation as an expert land surveyor. Dewart’s specialty in finding and interpreting old deeds and in tracing chains of title led him to an appointment by the Vermont secretary of state, Frederick G. Fleetwood, to read and index the state papers of the surveyor general. The collection consist of 23 folders, three rolls of oversize maps, and one bound manuscript of notes on Vermont town charters. The folders contain 592 Vermont, 10 New Hampshire and 13 New York maps and surveys, digests of chains of title, and engineering designs for various projects.