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Johnson Finney Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Finney, Johnson
Title
Johnson Finney Papers
Dates [inclusive]
1809-1858
Quantity
1 box
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English
Abstract
The Johnson Finney Papers consist of one box of Finney's diaries for intermittent periods of the years between 1809 and 1858. Finney's diary entries, which average approximately seven lines per day, focus on day-to-day activities on the farm and at the sawmill.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Johnson Finney 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

Gift of the estate of Leon W. Dean, January 1988.

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Biography

The known facts of Johnson Finney's life are very sketchy. He was born in 1776, and was probably the son of Ebenezer Finney, a veteran of the Revolution who was one of the early settlers of Monkton, Vermont. The Finneys were farmers and sawmill operators in Monkton throughout the nineteenth century. Johnson Finney represented Monkton in the Vermont House of Representatives in 1826 and 1828; his son, Norman Finney, was Monkton's representative in 1855 and 1856. Johnson Finney died in 1859.

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Scope and Content

The Johnson Finney Papers consist of one box of Finney's diaries for intermittent periods of the years between 1809 and 1858. Finney's diary entries, which average approximately seven lines per day, focus on day-to-day activities on the farm and at the sawmill. He records family news, the weather, trips to neighboring Addison County towns, and local events. An occasional entry discusses state and national politics and Finney's participation in such organizations as the Washington Benevolent Society. The collection also includes one sawmill account book, for the years 1836-44.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Diaries

Geographic Name(s)

  • Ohio--Description and travel
  • Monkton (Vt.)

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