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Collection Summary
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Scope and Content
Container List
Aldermen/selectmen misc. (mostly 1860's-1890's)
Cemeteries (1840s-1910s)
Elections (late 19th century)
Financial misc. (1820s-1910s)
Fire department (1850s-1900s; 1820s-1910s)
Health department/vital statistics (mostly late 19th century)
Land records (1790s-early 1900s)
Legal/courts (1850s; 1850s-early 1900s)
Libraries (late 19th century)
Licensing requests
Liquor/alcohol control (1840s-1910s)
Marriage certificates (early 1900s)
Mayor (1867-1900)
Military (1805-1860s)
Overseer of the Poor (1820s- 1890s)
Police
Public Buildings and Parks Dept. (1850s-1890s)
Schools (1830s- 1900s)
Streets/Roads (1800s-1890s)
Taxes (1800s-1890s)
Town meeting (1850s-1900s; 1820s-1910s)
Water/Sewer Department (1850s-1890s)

Burlington, Vermont Town/City Records

Collection Inventory

Aldermen/selectmen misc. (mostly 1860's-1890's)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Minutes of board meetings; misc. correspondence & communications to/from selectmen; City Common Council notes/ordinances/misc.

Carton One 13 folders

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Cemeteries (1840s-1910s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Expenses/bills for cemetery upkeep; petitions about cemeteries; establishment of new cemeteries.

Carton One 23 folders

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Elections (late 19th century)   

Folder

 

Scope and Content

Local returns for town/state/national elections; checklists of eligible voters.

Carton One 33 folders

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Financial misc. (1820s-1910s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Bills/receipts for town/city expenses that don't fall into other depts./categories in the collection (i.e., bills for cemetery work are under "Cemeteries 11)

Carton Two 43 folders

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Fire department (1850s-1900s; 1820s-1910s)   

Folder

 

Scope and Content

Independent local fire-company lists and rosters; bills/receipts for independent companies and municipal fire-department expenses; fire-company and fire-department reports.

Carton Three 42 folders

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Health department/vital statistics (mostly late 19th century)   

Carton Folder Folder

 

Scope and Content

Records of births and deaths, a few marriages; municipal health-department reports/statistics/bills; reports of doctors who did occasional medical work for town/city; a little on small-pox, 1830s.

Carton Three 37 folders 1 oversize volume, 1 oversize roll

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Land records (1790s-early 1900s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Deeds; misc. property records and real estate transactions, private and public.

Cartons Four and Five 105 folders

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Legal/courts (1850s; 1850s-early 1900s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Misc. legal papers; records of municipal courts; writs & local court orders; misc. from town/city attorneys on work done on public cases; lots of court writs/docs.

Cartons Five-Seven 89 folders

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Libraries (late 19th century)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Only a handful of misc. pieces.

Carton Seven l folder

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Licensing requests   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Requests for licenses, mostly to open restaurants, 1860s-80s; requests for building permits & licenses, 1910

Carton Seven 7 folders

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Liquor/alcohol control (1840s-1910s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Reports/finances of city liquor agents; temperance petitions; bills/receipts for city purchases of liquor.

Carton Seven 27 folders

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Marriage certificates (early 1900s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Certificates of marriages in Burlington.

Carton Seven 10 folders

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Mayor (1867-1900)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Misc. correspondence to/from mayors.

Carton Eight 3 folders

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Military (1805-1860s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Militia rolls/lists/reports, pre-Civil War; town expenses/reports for Civil War recruiting; Civil War draft lists.

Carton Eight 31 folders

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Overseer of the Poor (1820s- 1890s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Bills/receipts/reports on care of town/city poor; misc. on town/city poor farm, building of new poor house 1858-59.

Cartons Eight-Ten 98 folders

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Police   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Constable reports/expenses for town, pre-1865; police dept. reports/expenses, 1865-on; arrest lists and records, jail records; appointments of policemen; 1850s-1890s.

Carton Ten 18 folders

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Public Buildings and Parks Dept. (1850s-1890s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Maintenance of town/city hall & other municipal properties; expenses for upkeep of town/city parks; petitions concerning local parks; requests to rent/use City Hall for lectures/meetings/performances.

Carton Ten 20 folders

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Schools (1830s- 1900s)   

Carton Folder Folder

 

Scope and Content

Reports on district schools; bills/receipts for town/city school expenses; reports of school commissioners and superintendents.

Cartons Ten-Eleven 33 folders 1 oversize roll

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Streets/Roads (1800s-1890s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Misc. on maintenance/repair of town/city streets, roads and bridges; petitions for new streets; misc. on winter care of bridges; maintenance of street/bridge lamps; misc. on accidents/injuries incurred on town streets; surveys of early town roads.

Cartons Eleven-Twelve 67 folders

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Taxes (1800s-1890s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Grand-list misc.; tax bills & receipts; requests for abatement of taxes; tax assessor /lister/collector reports; highway rate-bill books, 1830s-40s.

Cartons Twelve-Thirteen 97 folders, 8 volumes

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Town meeting (1850s-1900s; 1820s-1910s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Minutes of meetings, ordinances proposed, warnings for meetings, etc.; scattered 1800-1900, most detailed years are 1850s-60s.

Carton Fourteen 22 folders

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Water/Sewer Department (1850s-1890s)   

Carton Folder

 

Scope and Content

Water-supply expenses & bills; petitions for extension of water/sewer services; misc. from Burlington Aqueduct Company; establishment of new city water-works, late 1860s; reports from city engineers.

Carton Fourteen 18 folders

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