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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
Access
Publication Rights
Processing Information
Scope and Contents note
Biographical/Historical note
Container List
Activities
Artifacts
Corporation
Employment Papers
Financial Papers
Membership
Photographs
Physical Property

Lake Mansfield Trout Club Records

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections
Creator
Lake Mansfield Trout Club
Title
Lake Mansfield Trout Club Records
ID
mss.409
Date
1899-2015
Extent
31.21 Linear Feet
Extent
31.21 linear feet; 26 cartons, 9 boxes, 2 oversize folders
Location
Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access
Language
English
Abstract
Collection contains the financial, business, and membership records of the Lake Mansfield Trout Club of Stowe, VT. These include reports, minutes, stock certificates, correspondence, time cards, receipts and disbursements, historical accounts, descriptions of the buildings, grounds, and trails, photographs, and other records documenting the club, its members, and their guests.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Lake Mansfield Trout Club Records, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Erin Clauss, 2017 January.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Lake Mansfield Trout Club is a private fishing club in Stowe, Vermont. The club was founded in 1899 by Orlo Luce and Mark Lovejoy on land leased by Charles E. Burt, Frank O. Burt, and Plummer Pratt. These men formed a club by recruiting several other members, who each bought a share of stock for $50. The original members built a dam to create Lake Mansfield on the land along with a clubhouse. The dam and clubhouse have both been rebuilt or remodeled several times. Membership is by application and members are required to buy stock. The mission remains a fishing club, though the club is also used for other recreational purposes, such as use of the hiking trails surrounding it. The club is run by a board of directors.

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Scope and Contents note

The Lake Mansfield Trout Club Records contain papers from the Lake Mansfield Trout Club in Stowe, Vermont. The dates range from 1899 at the founding of the club to 2015 (at most recent processing). The Activities series contains records of day-to-day activities at the club such as fishing records and special events along with some club history. The Artifacts series contains printing blocks with images of the club grounds as well as a stamp. The Corporation series includes stock certificates, Board of Directors reports, by-laws, and legal actions and records. The Employment Papers series includes employee records, primarily time sheets. The Financial Papers series includes corporation taxes, bills/invoices, records of the treasurer's and manager's accounts, bank statements, checks, and deposit slips. The Membership series includes member applications, correspondence, newsletters, reservation information, and bills for rooms and meals. The Photographs include photos of members enjoying the club, the grounds, and work on the dam. Finally, the Physical Property series includes information on the grounds, surrounding trails, maps, and contracts for work done on the grounds.

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