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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access
Publication Rights
Acquisition Note
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Queen City Park Association Records

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections
Creator
Queen City Park Association.
Title
Queen City Park Association Records
ID
mss.139
Date [inclusive]
1881-1950
Extent
0.4 Linear feet One box
Location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library
Language
Abstract
The Queen City Park Association was formed in 1881 under the name of "The Forest City Park Association" (see Articles of Association in Minutes book). The stated purpose of the association was to maintain a private park at Burlington to be used for spiritualist camp meetings, picnic parties, and as a summer resort. The collection contains business records of the Association, 1881-1950.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Queen City Park Association Records, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections 1971 August 19 

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 Note

Gift of Horace Eldred, South Burlington, Vermont, July 1968.

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Historical Note

The Queen City Park Association was formed in 1881 under the name of "The Forest City Park Association" (see Articles of Association in Minutes book). The stated purpose of the association was to maintain a private park at Burlington, with a capital stock of $5000 divided into shares of $100 each. The park was to be used for spiritualist camp meetings, picnic parties, and as a summer resort. The fifty-acre property was situated on the eastern shore of Shelburne Bay, two miles south of Burlington on the Rutland Railroad. According to an 1882 advertisement, the land was "covered with a fine forest, nearly level and dry, well watered by a fine spring of water, on a bluff, about thiry feet above the lake, giving a splendid view of lake scenery." Improvements included a hotel, cottages built on the one-acre lots, and water service. At the 1946 annual meeting of the stockholders, a resolution dissolving the association was approved and the land was turned over the Fire District Number One, Town of South Burlington.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection includes correspondence, treasurer's reports, an estate record, lot assessments and collections, meeting minutes, and a stock book. The collection spans the years 1881-1950.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Minutes

Geographic Name(s)

  • Queen City Park (Burlington, Vt.)

Subject(s)

  • Spiritualism --Vermont

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