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Lucretia Wilson Dutton Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Dutton, Lucretia Wilson
Title
Lucretia Wilson Dutton Papers
Dates [inclusive]
1824-1855
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of thirty-three letters received by Lucretia Wilson Dutton from members of her family during the years 1824-1855.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Lucretia Wilson Dutton Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1998 

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Acquisition Information

donated by Mrs. Aileen Dodds Eurich

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of thirty-three letters received by Lucretia Wilson Dutton from members of her family during the years 1824-1855. There are five letters from William Wilson, Lucretia's brother, written between 1824 and 1836. The first includes a detailed description of Burlington and UVM, while the remaining four were written from Tallahassee, Florida, and offer some interesting material about that area in the 1820s and '30s. There are also twenty-three letters from Jane L. Dutton Witherby (Lucretia's daughter) and her husband R.L. Witherby, all from Grafton, MA, in the period 1845-1848. These letters consist mostly of family matters and everyday local news. The collection also consists of twelve letters from Julia A. Dutton, Lucretia's daughter, written from Clinton, MA, in the years 1845-1855. These include considerable noteworthy detail regarding the life of a mill girl and the area around Worcester, MA. The letters have been arranged chronologically.

The Dutton Collection was donated by Mrs. Aileen Dodds Eurich, of Waitsfield, VT, in September of 1978. Mrs. Eurich has requested that patrons use the photocopies of the letters (folders 42 through 46) whenever possible in order to preserve the originals.

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