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John Spargo Papers

Collection Inventory

Autographs   

Scope and Content Note

Over the last sixty years of his long life, John Spargo collected a wide range of antiquarian books and manuscripts. While most of these pertained to the history of Bennington, Vermont, Spargo also acquired a number of autographs and manuscripts of notable Americans and Europeans. Spargo kept all of these manuscripts together as one collection, and when he donated his personal papers to the University of Vermont in 1963, the Spargo Autographs constituted part of the gift.

The Spargo Autographs consist of three cartons of manuscripts, photographs, typescripts, and miscellaneous paper items. These range chronologically from 1684 to 1939, and geographically from Bennington, Vermont to Spain. The collection arrangement is alphabetical by individual, company, and subject, with a chronological sequence within each alphabetical listing containing more than one item.

The overwhelming majority of the Spargo Autographs are of historical Bennington origin and interest. These Bennington papers include letters by local notables, church papers, notes and clippings on various aspects of Bennington's past and miscellaneous other local manuscripts. The primary focus is on eighteenth and early nineteenth century Bennington, but there are also a number of later items, as well.

Within the Bennington portions of the Spargo collection, there are a number of major groups of manuscripts. Spargo managed to accumulate modest holdings of the papers of several important Bennington individuals and families, and these constitute a significant segment, in both size and historical value, of the collection. Most noteworthy among these groups of papers are the manuscripts of Henry Fassett (2-61 through 2-68), Hiland Hall (2-93 through 2-97), the Anthony Haswell family (2-100 through 2-116), the Robinson family (3-70 through 3-81) and Isaac Tichenor (3-124 and 3-125).

The largest single group of manuscripts in the collection consists of the papers of the Bennington Battle Monument Commission (1-19 through 1-49). These are primarily the correspondence and other papers of Charles M. Bliss, who devoted much of the last twenty years of his life to the projects and goals of the Commission. The BBMC papers include excellent documentation of the plans for the centennial of the Battle of Bennington in 1877, numerous papers relating to the design, construction, and dedication of the Bennington Monument, and the celebration in 1891 of the centennial of Vermont's admission into the Union. This section of the collection also contains many letters and notes from distinguished Americans of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, most of which are brief responses to Bliss' invitations to attend one or another of the BBMC's historical celebrations.

Aside from the Bennington papers, the Spargo Autographs also contain single manuscripts of a large number of noted early Vermonters. While many of these are in the BBMC section, there are other Vermont letters and papers scattered throughout the collection. Included here are items of Daniel Chipman, Thomas Chittenden, George F. Edmunds, Horace Everrett, Solomon Foot, Jonas Galusha, Asa Lyon, Orasmus C. Merrill, Jusin S. Morrill, Edward J. Phelps, Royall Tyler, Cornelius P. Van Ness and many other famous eighteenth and nineteenth century Vermonters. Most of these individual pieces are of limited significance, but at least a few have some appreciable historical content.

Beyond the Vermont papers, the collection includes manuscripts of a diverse range of American and English figures. These include such notables as Enrico Caruso, Georges Clemenceau, Frederick Douglass, Havelock Ellis, Enrico Ferri, Millard Fillmore, William Dean Howells, Andrew Johnson, Robert E. Lee, Franz Liszt, James Monroe, Edwin M. Stanton, Jonathan Trumbull, H.G. Wells, John G. Whittier and Efrem Zimbalist. Filed under Vermont listings but cross-indexed in the inventory are letters from other famous political, literary, and military personages: Ralph Waldo Emerson, James A. Garfield, Henry Cabot Lodge, James Madison, Timothy Pickering, Carl Schurz, Philip H. Sheridan et alii. As with many of the Vermont autographs, most of these national and international papers are of interest largely because of their origin rather than for their actual content.

Carton Folder

Adams, John and Eliza -- divorce documents, Vermont Superior Court, Windsor County, Royall Tyler presiding, 8 pieces   1812 

1 1

Aiken, Edward and James -- deed to Lyman Whitman, lot in Londonderry   1812 November 16 

1 2

Allen, Ethan (1737-1789)--misc. clippings, notes on Allen   misc. dates 

1 3

Allen, Heman (1777-1844)--commissions, 2 ANS to Norman Williams, 8 pieces   1817-1834 

1 4

Allen, Heman (1777-1844)--ALS, with Isaac Fletcher, to Mahlon Dickenson, on appointment request of George F. Sawyer   1837 October 6 

1 5

Allen, Heman (1779-1852)--ALS to Alden Partridge, introducing William Keyes   1823 June 4 

1 6

Allen, Rev. Thomas--signature on deed, Berkshire County, MA   1801 May 1 

1 7

Avery, David--ALS to Nicholas Cook, on conditions in the Continental Army   1777 January 13 

1 8

Avery, David--ALS to David Maclure, on Bennington Academy and Dartmouth College (typescript copy)   1780 August 16 

1 9

Balcarres, Earl of--ALS to Nathan Lewis, on replacement of military accoutrements lost in American Revolution   1782 October 15 

1 10

Bancroft, George (1800-1891)--ANS to (?)   undated 

1 11

Bartlett, Benjamin--Revolutionary War pension claim, 3 pieces   1832 

1 12

Bartlett, Thomas, Jr. (1810-1876)--ANS to Barnabas Bates, on postal system   1850 October 11 

1 13

Bascom, Robert O.--"The Men Who Entered Ti with Ethan Allen" (typescript)   1906 

1 14

Baum, Lt. Col. Frederick--notes on his sword, and grave at site of Battle of Bennington   misc. dates 

1 15

Beach, Abraham--letter to Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, on Vermont lands (typescript copy)   1785 February 8 

1 16

Beatty, John--clipped signature   undated 

1 17

Bennett, Jabez--lawsuit against Jonathan Stiles, Windsor County, Royall Tyler presiding   1812 

1 18

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1875-1876 

1 19

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1877 January-April 

1 20

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1877 May-June 

1 21

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1877 July 

1 22

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1877 August 1-8 

1 23

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1877 August 9-10 

1 24

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1877 August 11-31 

1 25

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--ms. speech of Walter Harriman at centennial celebration   1877 August 15 

1 25

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--ms. of opening prayer by Rev. Isaac Jennings, centennial celebration   1877 August 15 

1 27

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1877 September-December 

1 28

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1878 

1 29

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1879 

1 30

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1880 

1 31

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1881 

1 32

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1882 

1 33

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1883 January-August 

1 34

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1883 September-December 

1 35

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1884 January-September 

1 36

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1884 October-December 

1 37

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1885 January-July 

1 38

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1885 August-December 

1 39

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1886 January-June 

1 40

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1886 July-December 

1 41

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1887 

1 42

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1888-1889 

1 43

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1890-1892 

1 44

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1893-1899 

1 45

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   1900-1906 

1 46

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   undated 

1 47

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--misc. papers   undated 

1 48

Bennington Battle Monument Commission--plans and sketches for monument, photos of models   undated 

1 49

Bennington, Battle of--flag of American troops, notes and misc. on whether it was first Stars and Stripes flag   misc. dates 

1 50

Bennington, Battle of--flag of American troops, notes and misc. on whether it was first Stars and Stripes flag   misc. dates 

1 51

Bennington, Battle of--flag of American troops, notes and misc. on whether it was first Stars and Stripes flag   misc. dates 

1 52

Bennington, Battle of--flag of American troops, notes and misc. on whether it was first Stars and Stripes flag   misc. dates 

1 53

Bennington, Battle of--newspaper clippings and notes   misc. dates 

1 54

Bennington Musical Association--account with L. Grover   1873 

1 55

Bennington Social Society--minutes of meetings   1814 

1 56

Bennington, VT--Catamount Tavern, misc. notes   misc. dates 

1 57

Bennington, VT--cavalry muster roll   1831 

1 58

Bennington, VT--cemeteries, graves of veterans of American Revolution   1927 

1 59

Bennington, VT--churches, misc. documents of First Congregational Church   1829-1832 

1 60

Bennington, VT--churches, report on suggested reorganization of Second Congregational Church   1834 

1 61

Bennington, VT--churches, ephemera and misc. documents   1872-1938 

1 62

Bennington, VT--Clio Hall, trustees' bond to Aaron Hubbell   1786 

1 63

Bennington, VT--historic sites, lists and maps, misc.   undated 

1 64

Bennington, VT--history, misc. notes and fragments   misc. dates 

1 65

Bennington, VT--inhabitants' petition for building a road   1864 

1 66

Bennington, VT--pottery, price lists of Bennington companies, 13 pieces   1853-1884 

1 67

Bennington, VT--pottery, misc. notes, photos and clippings on Bennington potters   misc. dates 

1 68

Bennington, VT--pottery, notes and correspondence on Bennington potters   misc. dates 

1 69

Bennington, VT--revolutionary declaration of stand on conflict with England (copies)   1775 

1 70

Bennington, VT--stagecoach bills and receipts, 5 pieces   1822-1841 

1 71

Bennington, VT--temperance petition   1877 

1 72

Bennington, VT--town charter, misc. copies and notes on   misc. dates 

1 73

Berlioz, Louis-Hector (1803-1869)--photo and ALS to Jerome C. Hopkins   1866 

1 74

Bingham, Calvin--Bingham family letters, Marcellus, NY to Scott family, Bennington, VT, 14 pieces   1810-1849 

1 75

Bliss, Charles M.--notebooks, passport, memo books, 5 volumes   1837-1890 

2 1

Bliss, Charles M.--personal misc., family correspondence, etc. Bennington   1853-1903 

2 2

Bloomfield, Joseph--clipped signature   undated 

2 3

Boardman, Elisha and Comfort--suit by Sarah Congdon, charging Boardmans with false accusations of adultery   1781 May 18 

2 4

Boorn murder trial--ms. notes on testimony of witnesses   circa 1819 

2 5

Botta, Anne C. Lynch (1815-1891)--ms. notebooks, and misc. notes about Botta   misc. dates 

2 6

Bowker, Joseph ( -1784)--signature on court document   1782 

2 7

Bradley, Stephen R. (1754-1830)--signature on court document   1779 

2 8

Breakenridge, James--photograph of his home, Bennington   undated 

2 9

Brooks, Samuel R.--indenture agreement with Gay R. Sanford and Samuel H. Brown, to train Brooks as tinsmith   1833 January 23 

2 10

Brownson, Cornelia--clipped signature   1797 

2 11

Brownson, Eli--deed from Abraham Ives, sheriff, 100 acres in Leicester, for payment of back taxes   1784 October 5 

2 12

Brownson, Nathan (1742-1796)--signature on Georgia banknote; also biographical data on Brownson   undated 

2 13

Brownson, Nathan--receipt to Edmund Graves   1804 

2 14

Brucher, Lothar--ALS to (?)   1865 

2 15

Brush, Nathaniel--biographical sketch by George Koon (typescript copy)   1880 

2 16

Burk, Barzillai--lawsuit against John Wheelock, Winsdor County, Royall Tyler presiding, 3 pieces   1805 

2 17

Burr, Joseph--deed to Martin Roberts, 50 acres in Sunderland   1815 

2 18

Burritt, Israel--Revolutionary War pension claim   undated 

2 19

Canfield, Ebenezer--receipts, Whitehall, NY, 6 pieces   1792-1793 

2 20

Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921)--signed cabinet photo   undated 

2 21

Champlain, Samuel de (1567-1635)--newspaper story about   1909 

2 22

Chapman, J.G.--ALS to (?), general affairs and news   1848 

2 23

Chase, Dudley (1771-1846)--ALS to Seth Cushman, offering help for Cushman's projects   1826 January 30 

2 24

Cheney, John Vance (1848-1922)--holograph poem   undated 

2 25

Chimney Point, VT--newspaper story about   1926 

2 26

Chipman, Daniel (1765-1850)--ALS to Frederick Miller, introducing Calvin C. Waller   1823 April 8 

2 27

Chipman, Daniel (1765-1850)--ANS to Joshua Vail, minor financial matter   1827 February 12 

2 28

Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797)--ALS from James McHenry, on raising of militia in Vermont   1797 August 1 

2 29

Clarendon, VT--innkeepers' licenses   1807-1808 

2 30

Clark, Darius--misc. family correspondence and papers, Bennington, 12 pieces   1822-1861 

2 31

Clark, Henry--ALS to Charles P. Marsh, on minor financial matter   1871 September 30 

2 32

Clark, Isaac (1748-1822)--deed to Nathaniel Chipman, lot in Castleton   1788 April 12 

2 33

Clark, Isaac (1748-1822)--ALS to N. Freeman, on pay for soldiers   1812 June 18 

2 34

Clemenceau, Georges (1841-1929)--signed cabinet photo   undated 

2 35

Cochran, Peter et al.--deed to Robert Royce, lot in Londonderry   1761 

2 36

Confederate States of America--Army payroll form   1862 

2 37

Confederate States of America--Treasury Dept. seal   (1861-1865) 

2 38

Connecticut--printed militia enlistment form, for Canada expedition   1760 

2 39

Cumming, J.N.--clipped signature   undated 

2 40

Curits, George W.--ANS to (Benjamin F.) Sanborn, enclosing article (not present)   1866 July 10 

2 41

Dawson, Henry Barton (1821-1889)--ALS to George F. Houghton, on Vermont history   1861 March 14 

2 42

Dingler, T. I.--ALS to son, on family matters   1861 

2 43

Dorr, Julia C.R. (1825-1913)--ALS to brother, family matters   1879 November 7 

2 44

Douglass, Frederick (1817-1895)--signature on card   1873 

2 45

Downing, Charles--2 ALS to G.W.Harmon, about Fay's Russett Apple   1873-1874 

2 46

Edmunds, George F. (1828-1919)--ALS to C.M. Bliss, on punishment of ex-Confederate soldiers   1866 June 23 

2 47

Edmunds, George F. (1828-1919)--ALS from Benjamin H. Bristow, enclosing memo on Yorktown monument   1875 December 8 

2 48

Edmunds, George F. (1828-1919)--ALS from Alanson P. Lyman, on politics, Edmunds' health   1877 March 12 

2 49

Edmunds, James--deed to Hiram Colvin, lot in Clarendon   1815 

2 50

Ellis, Havelock (1859-1939)--clipped signature   undated 

2 51

Ellis, Mary W.--"Tales of Skitchewaug Mountain" (typescript)   1933 

2 52

Engravings and prints--historical misc.   misc. dates 

2 53

Engravings and prints--historical misc.   misc. dates 

2 54

Engravings and prints--Indians   misc. dates 

2 55

Everett, Horace (1780-1851)--ANS to John H. Crane, on lottery tickets   1806 September 11 

2 56

Everett, Horace (1780-1851)--ALS to Henry A. Will, on Everett's invention for a steamboat improvement   1847 May 26 

2 57

Fairchild, Robert--ALS to Moses Strong, on minor financial matter   1801 May 13 

2 58

Fairchild, Edmund B.--ALS to John Sherman, on organization of University of Nebraska   1878 April 23 

2 59

Faneuil, Mary Ann--deed, Boston, MA (oversize mss.)   1741 

2 60

Fassett, Henry--misc. bills and financial papers, Bennington, 14 pieces   1813-1815 

2 61

Fassett, Henry--misc. bills and financial papers, Bennington, 21 pieces   1816-1820 

2 62

Fassett, Henry--misc. bills and financial papers, Bennington, 36 pieces   1821-1823 

2 63

Fassett, Henry--misc. bills and financial papers, Bennington, 30 pieces   1824-1825 

2 64

Fassett, Henry--misc. bills and financial papers, Bennington, 18 pieces   1826-2828 

2 65

Fassett, Henry--misc. bills and financial papers, Bennington, 23 pieces   1829-1830 

2 66

Fassett, Henry--misc. bills and financial papers, Bennington, 35 pieces   1831-1836 

2 67

Fassett, Jonathan (1745-1825)--writ of attachment against Fassett, on suit of Stephen House   1796 March 30 

2 68

Fay, Jonas (1737-1818)--ms. journal and account book, trip to New York (photocopy)   1772 June 

2 69

Fay, Joseph (1753-1803)--open letter to inhabitants of Bennington, on prospects for validization of New Hampshire titles   1775 April 25 

2 70

Ferri, Enrico (1856-1929)--signed cabinet photo   1902 

2 71

Fessenden, Thomas Green (1771-1837)--ANS to Jesse Gove, on minor legal matter   1818 December 29 

2 72

Fillmore, Lavius--membership certificate in Free and Accepted Masons   1819 February 1 

2 73

Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874)--LS to Lavius Fillmore, on appointment of steamboat mail agents   1851 March 24 

2 74

Fitch, Joseph--ANS to David Fay, on minor financial matter   1803 March 11 

2 75

   1838 December 5 

2 76

Fletcher, Ryland (1799-1885)--DS, justice of the peace appointment to Asa S. Barton   1856 November 29 

2 77

Foot, Solomon (1802-1866)--2 ADS, court case cost accounts   1841 

2 78

Foot, Solomon (1802-1866)--ALS from A.P. Lyman, on Vermont election campaign   1850 August 7 

2 79

Foot, Solomon (1802-1866)--ALS from A.B. Gardner, on postmaster of Amherst, MA   1865 July 21 

2 80

Forbes, Charles Spooner--clipped article on Forbes' newspaper career   1931 

2 81

Fort Edward Stoneware Co.--bill and price list, Fort Edward, NY   1880 

2 82

(Freeman), Mary Wilkins (1852-1930)--ANS to Thomas W. Higginson, on upcoming organizational meeting of (?)   1892 May 9 

2 83

Frelinghuysen, Frederick--clipped signature   undated 

2 84

Gaines, George--ADS, court order for imprisonment of John Stinson   1784 May 2 

2 85

Galusha, Jonas (1753-1834)--letter to "Town of Vineyard", on availability of arms for local defense (typescript)   1812 July 4 

2 86

Galusha, Jonas (1753-1834)--2 DS, militia commissions, 2 pieces   1813, 1819 

2 87

Galusha, Jonas (1753-1834)--ALS to Sumner Gale, on Gale's request for militia discharge   1819 December 23 

2 88

Galusha, Jonas (1753-1834)--LS to Austin Johnson, on business of Bennington County Bible Society   1829 November 18 

2 89

Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814)--DS, passport to Thaddeus Mason Harris   1810 

2 90

Greatorex, Eliza--ALS to Mrs. Van Doren, on art society membership, with ms. illlustrations and a print   1866 

2 91

Green, Samuel F.--ALS to John Green, enclosing examples of writing in unidentified alphabet   1859 May 28 

2 92

Hall, Hiland (1795-1885)--correspondence, misc. papers, 21 pieces   1818-1868 

2 93

Hall, Hiland (1795-1885)--correspondence, misc. papers, 22 pieces   1869-1877 

2 94

Hall, Hiland (1795-1885)--correspondence, misc. papers, 24 pieces   1878 

2 95

Hall, Hiland (1795-1885)--correspondence, misc. papers, 13 pieces   1879-1881 

2 96

Hall, Hiland (1795-1885)--correspondence, misc. papers, 23 pieces   1882-1885 

2 97

Harmon, Reuben (1715-1794)--deed to estate of John Cobham, lot in Rutland   1787 September 26 

2 98

Harrington, William C. (1756-1814)--ADS, memo on court case Samuel Hickok v. Abijah Stone   1814 February 4 

2 99

Haswell, Nathan B. (1786-1855)--school notebook and person letterbook   1799-1805 

2 100

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington, 7 pieces   1780-1789 

2 101

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington, 17 pieces   1790-1794 

2 102

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington, 17 pieces   1795-1799 

2 103

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington, 21 pieces   1800-1801 

2 104

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington, 13 pieces   1802-1809 

2 105

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington/Burlington, 9 pieces   1810-1819 

2 106

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington/Burlington, 10 pieces   1820-1829 

2 107

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington/Burlington, 10 pieces   1830-1833 

2 108

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington/Burlington, 13 pieces   1834 

2 109

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington/Burlington, 12 pieces   1835 

2 110

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington/Burlington, 12 pieces   1836-1839 

2 111

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington/Burlington, 15 pieces   1840-1842 

2 112

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington/Burlington, 12 pieces   1843-1849 

2 113

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington/Burlington, 8 pieces   1850-1863 

2 114

Haswell family--correspondence, financial papers, misc., Bennington/Burlington, 13 pieces   undated 

2 115

Haswell family--genealogical misc., photos, etc.   misc. dates 

2 116

Hatch, John--ALS to Joseph Willard, on court case of Warren Warner   1823 February 8 

2 117

Hathaway, Silas (1763-1831)--church proceedings concerning Hathaway's unChristian behavior   1824 

2 118

Haynes, Lemuel (1753-1833)--newspaper clippings about Haynes   1939 

2 119

Henry, Martha M.--ALS to Calvin Squires, on family, local Bennington news   1839 December 9 

2 120

Hibbard, Elisha--autobiographical sketch   undated 

2 121

   1831 

2 122

Hinman, Annis--9 ALS, Bennington, to Ezra Hold, Charlotte, on minor financial matters, 9 pieces   1814-1815 

2 123

Hitchocock, Buel--promissory note to Ebenezer Hitchcock   1786 

2 124

Hodges, Silas--deed from Abraham Ives, sheriff, 1 right in Brandom for payment of back taxes   1784 

2 125

Hooker, E. W.--ALS to F. W. Hopkins, on religion and music   1843 December 15 

2 126

Hopkins, John Henry (1792-1866)--signed photo   undated 

2 127

House, Samuel--deeds of land to House, lots in Shaftsbury, 2 pieces   1776-1785 

2 128

Howell, Richard--clipped signature   undated 

2 129

Howells, William Dean (1837-1920)--ALS to Mr. Sweitzer, on merit of Imovilli's book   1886 May 20 

2 130

Huff, William Gordon--photos of Huff's Bennington sculptures   undated 

2 131

Hydeville, VT--St. Stephens Episcopal Church, misc. letters on church matters   1871-1873 

2 132

Indians--newspaper clippings   misc. dates 

2 133

Jefferson, Joseph--clipped signature   1884 

2 134

Jenkins, William--Massachusetts militia commission, from John Avery   1778 April 25 

2 135

Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)--signature on card   1873 

2 136

Kennedy, Matthew--ALS, Mt. Independence, to brother, on Revolution (photocopy)   1776 October 3 

3 1

Kinney, Benjamin Harris--biographical sketch, by Dr. George A. Russell   1939 

3 2

Langdon, John--ALS, Portsmouth, NH, to William Plummer, on events in Europe, American commerce   1806 January 1 

3 3

Lansing, Cornelius--deed to Daniel Rogers, lot in Bennington   1804 July 11 

3 4

Laurens, Henry (1724-1792)--ANS to Robert Morris, on matters before Congress   1778 January 1 

3 5

Lee, Robert Edward (1807-1870)--General order number 103, to 2nd North Carolina   1862 September 6 

3 6

Leffingwell, Thomas--deed to Francis Bates, 80 acres in Voluntown, CT   1722 

3 7

Lessner, Frederick--signed photo   1908 

3 8

Lincoln, Elisha--Revolutionary War pension claim (photocopies)   1837-1856 

3 9

Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)--ALS to Charles Jerome Hopkins   1859 November 1 

3 10

Litchfield, CT--church dispute with several parishioners   1773 February 26 

3 11

Livingstone, William--clipped signature   1776 

3 12

Londonderry, VT--inhabitants' petition to State Supreme Court, on appointment of deputy sheriff   1821 July 24 

3 13

Londonderry, VT--record book of West River Village Grindstone Society   1822-1823 

3 14

Lottery--tickets for Vermont lottery, to aid "the unfortunate Mr. Hawkins", 3 pieces   1798 

3 15

Lottery--tickets for Union College Lottery, Lansingburgh, NY, 2 pieces   1809 

3 16

Lottery--tickets for Phoenix Lottery, Windsor, VT, 2 pieces   1825 

3 17

Lyman, Micah Jones--ALS to Isaac Beers, on purchase of northern Vermont lands   1797 July 24 

3 18

Lyman, Roy P.--poem, "In Our Old Green Mountain Home"   undated 

3 19

Lyon, Asa (1763-1841)--ALS to Asahel Langworthy, on Langworthy's claim before Congress   1816 February 19 

3 20

McGaffey, Ernest--signed photo   undated 

3 21

McMurray, Mary I.--"The Battle of King's Mountain", sesquincentennial poem   1930 October 

3 22

Mallary, Rollin C. (1784-1831)--ANS to editor of (?) Journal, on misinterprentation of Mallary's speech   undated 

3 23

Masonry--misc. Masonic manuscripts and documents, 16 pieces   1848-1939 

3 24

Manchester, VT--documents concerning local post office dispute, 6 pieces   1825 

3 25

Mathews, James--deed to William Henry, 2 acres in Bennington   1792 April 24 

3 26

Mattocks, John (1777-1847)--DS, militia commission to George F. Houghton   1868 June 17 

3 27

Mattocks, Samuel (17 -1804)--DS, receipt to John Strong   1791 January 25 

3 28

Melba, Nellie--2 signed photos   1917 

3 29

Merrill, Orsamus C. (1775-1865)--ALS to (?), on Merrill's loss of Congressional seat to Rollin C. Mallary   1820 January 13 

3 30

Middlebury Free Press--clipped pinrted newsboy's address   1837(?) 

3 31

Middletown, VT--documents on licensing of tavernkeepers, 3 pieces   1807-1808 

3 32

Miller, Marshall--ALS to father, on surveying in and description of northern Ohio   1818 January 5 

3 33

Miller, Solomon--2 financial notes   1783, 1787 

3 34

Mohawk Trail--copy of map of Trail   1926 

3 35

Monroe, James (1758-1831)--4 DS, military service land grants, 4 pieces   1818 

3 36

Moor, John--deed to Robert Royce, lot in Londonderry   1761 

3 37

Morgan, Benjamin F.--humorous poem, to Jesse Swift   1807 

3 38

Morgan, Merritt Bates (1850-19 )--biographical and Masonic misc., 3 pieces   1910-1934 

3 39

Morrill, Justin S. (1810-1898)--correspondence, misc. papers, 23 pieces   1847-1868 

3 40

Morrill, Justin S. (1810-1898)--correspondence, misc. papers, 29 pieces   1869-1880 

3 41

Morrill, Justin S. (1810-1898)--correspondence, misc. papers,19 pieces   1881-1889 

3 42

Morrill, Justin S. (1810-1898)--correspondence, misc. papers,check stubs, 39 pieces   1890-1898 

3 43

Morrill, Justin S. (1810-1898)--bank account books, 3 pieces   1870-1873, 1876-1877, 1893-1896 

3 44

Morrill, Justin S. (1810-1898)--correspondence, misc. papers, speech notes, 6 pieces   undated 

3 45

Muzio, Claudia--signed photo   undated 

3 46

New York State Society of Cincinnati--list of members   1832 

3 47

Ogden, Aaron--clipped signature   1796 

3 48

Owen, Robert (1771-1858)--Equitable Labour Exchange certificate   1832 

3 49

Paige, Clinton F.--ALS to J.T. Shurtleff, on Masonic customs and rules   1863 June 26 

3 50

Park, Luther--blacksmith's account with Stephen Webb   1817 

3 51

Parker, Isaac--Windsor County Court investigation into Parker's suicide, Royall Tyler presiding   1805 

3 52

Paterson, William--clipped signature   1791 

3 53

Persons, Lyman A.--court order appointing Edmund Graves as Person's guardian   1819 

3 54

Peters, John--account of Loyalist service in American Revolution (typescript copy)   1786 

3 55

Phelps, Edward J. (1822-1900)--3 ALS, 1 bill to George W. Harmon, for legal services, 4 pieces   1867 

3 56

Phillips, Wendell (1811-1884)--signed quotation   undated 

3 57

Pinkney, William Jr.--ALS to Virgil Marcy, about William Pinkney, Sr. (1764-1822)   1822 April 19 

3 58

Platt, James H., Jr.--ALS to Benjamin P. Poore, ALS to Charles Lanman, 2 pieces   1870, 1875 

3 59

Post, Roswell--deposition on death of Asa Johnson's cow   1780 

3 60

Poughkeepsie, NY--Commissioners for Conspiracies, 2 orders concerning prisoners   1778 

3 61

Pownal, VT--Church of Christ, on acceptance of Caleb Nichols as minister   1790 

3 62

Pratt, Jabesh--DS, court order in estate of William Harris   1821 

3 63

Prentiss, Samuel (1782-1857)--ANS to Lewis J. Cist, referring him to New Hampshire for information on John Stark   1842 February 4 

3 64

Prentiss, Samuel (1782-1857)--ANS to J.C. Dobbin, recommending Robert Y. Holley for Marines   1854 March 20 

3 65

Printing history--notes and clippings on early Vermont printers   misc. dates 

3 66

Redding, David--notes and information on Redding   misc. dates 

3 67

Redfield, Isaac F. (1804-1876)--2 ALS to James T. Mitchell, on printing of articles on law, 2 pieces   1871-1874 

3 68

Reid, J. R. P.--2 ALS, Napierville, IL, to E. W. Kent, misc. family and Illinois news, 2 pieces   1846 

3 69

Robinson family--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 6 pieces   1760-1769 

3 70

Robinson family--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 4 pieces   1770-1779 

3 71

Robinson family--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 4 pieces   1780-1789 

3 72

Robinson family--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 10 pieces   1790-1799 

3 73

Robinson family--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 14 pieces   1800-1805 

3 74

Robinson family--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 12 pieces   1806-1808 

3 75

Robinson family--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 17 pieces   1809 

3 76

Robinson family--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 18 pieces   1810-1812 

3 77

Robinson family--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 17 pieces   1813-1819 

3 78

Robinson family--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 15 pieces   1820-1829 

3 79

Robinson family--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 16 pieces   1830-1885 

3 80

Robinson family--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 8 pieces   undated 

3 81

Ross, Henry H.--commission from Bishop William H.A Bissell, to serve as Episcopal lay reader   1889 September 17 

3 82

Rowson, Susanna (1762-1824)--ALS to Elizabeth Whiston, on "Fatherless and Widows Society"   1822 October 14 

3 83

Royalton, VT--cemeteries, graves of veterans of American Revolution   undated 

3 84

Rutland and Washington Railroad--stock certificate   1850 

3 85

Safford family--misc. papers, Bennington, 5 pieces   1806-1833 

3 86

Scott, Martin (1788-1847)--family correspondence, Bennington, 9 pieces   1818-1848 

3 87

Scott, (Winfield?)--invitation note, unsigned, to Judge (William?) Upham   undated 

3 88

Seamans, Wilbert--unidentified land survey   1793 

3 89

Selden, Andrew--DS, court order in case of Jacob Pool v. James Hicks   1809 

3 90

Seward, William H. (1801-1872)--ANS, to D.H. Humphrey   1858 

3 91

Shaftsbury, VT--Baptist church, admonition to James Herrington   1792 

3 92

Shaftsbury, VT--Baptist church, admonition to Alexander Glass   1795 

3 93

Shepardson, Samuel (1757-1813)--printed bookplate, Guilford, 2 pieces   undated 

3 94

Sherwood, Anne--court deposition, tree-girdling case   1806 

3 95

Shreve, Israel--clipped signature   undated 

3 96

Simonds, Benjamin--deed to Thomas Melody, 30 acres in Williamstown, MA   1800 

3 97

   1816 December 30 

3 98

Skinner, Richard (1778-1833)--LS to Sumners Gale, releasing him from Vermont militia   1820 October 18 

3 99

Slade, William (1786-1859)--ALS to Joseph Walton, on military land grant to Jonathan Crandall   1836 March 18 

3 100

Slade, William (1786-1859)--ALS to Mahlon Dickerson, requesting naval position for unnamed physician   1837 June 7 

3 101

Slade, William (1786-1859)--ANS to editor of Weekly Register, on change of address   1837 August 31 

3 102

Smith, Elisha--DS. writ for attachment of Abel Merriman   1781 

3 103

Smith, H.B.--ANS to Globe office, on printing of Roscoe Conkling speech   1872 January 16 

3 104

Smith, Worthington C. (1823-1894)--ANS to Benjamin P. Poore, on change of address   1868 December 17 

3 105

Spanish military commission--to Vincente Manuel de Zespedes, Florida infantry commission   1684 

3 106

Sprague, Elhanan--promissory note to Asahel Clark   1782 October 22 

3 107

Stannard, David--deed to James Buchnal, lot in Bennington   1789 November 5 

3 108

Stanton, Edwin M. (1814-1869)--LS to Frederick Holbrook, on consolidation of Vermont regiment   1863 May 25 

3 109

Stark, John (1728-1822)--misc. notes on Stark, photostats of correspondence, etc.   misc. dates 

3 110

Stark Bank, Bennington--stock certificates   1850-1866 

3 111

Stedman, Edmund C. (1833-1908)--ANS to "the Fair Committee", on inscription of books by Stedman   1903 March 12 

3 112

Stockbridge Indian deed--Catherine Tanmeen (?), to Samuel Smith, lot in Stockbridge, MA   1784 

3 113

Sumner, Shubael--grand jury indictment of Sumner for passing counterfeit money   1800 

3 114

Sunderland, Peleg--petition for military pension (typescript)   1787 

3 115

Swift, Heman--recommendation from Middlebury Congregational Church   1820 

3 116

Swift, Heman and Job--suit for debt against Loan Dewey   1827 

3 117

Swift, Job--ANS to son Samuel, enclosing letter (not present) to Mr. Shurtleff   1804 April 3 

3 118

Tax stamp--paper stamped with Vermont tax symbol   undated 

3 119

Taylor, Bayard (1825-1878)--signature on card   1875 

3 120

Taylor, Robert (1783-1834)--DS, account of court expenses for holding Levi Pond and Elijah Remington   1809 August 21 

3 121

Thomas, Isaiah (1749-1831)--notes on Thomas   1927 

3 122

Thrall, Aaron--bill for keeping Joseph Bevins in jail   1809 

3 123

Tichenor, Isaac (1754-1838)--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 8 pieces   1786-1799 

3 124

Tichenor, Isaac (1754-1838)--correspondence, legal papers, misc., Bennington, 12 pieces   1800-1832 

3 125

Tillett, Ben--signed photo   undated 

3 126

Tompkins, Daniel D.--2 DS, New York militia commissions, 2 pieces   1811, 1815 

3 127

Train, George Francis--poem and signature on card   1872 

3 128

Troy and Canada Junction Telegraph Company--telegraph forms, 3 pieces   1848-1849 

3 129

Trumbell, Jonathan (1740-1809)--LS, to Albany Committee of Safety, on Major Van Shaick's request for parole   1776 October 7 

3 130

Tufts, Turrell--ALS to Cotton Tufts, on official misconduct of Thomas Chittenden   1790 January 16 

3 131

Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)--DS, Supreme Court financial account with A.W. Hyde, sheriff   1803 

3 132

Tyler, Royall (1757-1826)--DS, Sabbath travelling pass to David Fay and Gustavus Willard   1807 January 24 

3 133

Valentine, Alonzo B.--ALS to Solomon Foot, withdrawing initial recommendation of Russell Fisk   1865 February 15 

3 134

Van Ness, Cornelius P. (1782-1852)--ALS to Alden Partridge, on Partridge's plans for found military academy   1810 February 24 

3 135

Wait, Joseph--photos of tombstones   undated 

3 136

Wallace, Eli--admonition from Shaftsbury Baptist Church   1815 

3 137

Wallace, John William--ANS to H. Jones, on recent speech   1864 September 27 

3 138

Wallace, Lewis (1827-1905)--ANS to (?) Gilder, on Wallace's progress in writing new book   1892 July 19 

3 139

Walton, George (1741-1804)--DS. court document   1791 

3 140

Wardwell, George J. (1827- )--genealogy and biographical misc., 3 pieces   misc. dates 

3 141

Warner, Seth (1743-1784)--notes on Masonic record   misc. dates 

3 142

Webb, Benjamin--misc. financial documents, Bennington, 7 pieces   1812-1836 

3 143

Webb, Myron S.--misc. Sunday school papers, Bennington, 25 pieces   1832-1833 

3 144

Webb, Sidney--signed photo   undated 

3 145

Webb, Thomas Sidney--newspaper clippings on Webb's Masonic work   undated 

3 146

Webster, Noah (1758-1843)--ANS and portrait engraving   1799 

3 147

Wells, Herbert George (1866-1946)--signed photo   undated 

3 148

White, Anthony W.--signature on clipped, partial militia document   undated 

3 149

Whitelaw, James (1748-1829)--receipt book, Ryegate, for newspapers loaned and rented   1802-1813 

3 150

Whittier, John G. (1807-1892)--holograph scrap, newspaper clipping, 2 pieces   undated, 1927 

3 151

Whittlesey, Charles B.--"Revolutionary and Family Records of Captain George Sexton, 1756-1815"   1902 

3 152

Willard, Charles W. (1827-1880)--ANS to (?), requesting copies of Washington Globe   1869 April 9 

3 153

Willis, Nathaniel P. (1806-1867)--ALS to George P. Morriss on Book of Beauty and Lady Blessington   undated 

3 154

Willloughby, Ebenezer--membership certificate, Shaftsbury Baptist Church   1796 

3 155

Windsor County Court--misc. court documents, 29 pieces   1781-1791 

3 156

Windsor County Grammar Schoolhouse Lottery--misc. documents, 5 pieces   1789 

3 157

Wolcott, Oliver (1760-1833)--NS to Joseph Pitcairn, enclosing letters (not present) for forwarding to Amsterdam   1799 July 8 

3 158

Worcester, Noah (1758-1837)--ALS to E. Norton, portrait, biographical sketch, 3 pieces   1814 

3 159

Worden, Judah--membership certificate, Second Baptist Church, Shaftsbury   1803 

3 160

Y(ates), J.L.--holograph poem, "Chirstmas"   1814 

3 161

Zimbalist, Efrem (1889-1970)--signed photo   1912 

3 162

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