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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
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Publication Rights:
Biographical/Background Note
Scope and Content
Related Collections
Container List
I. Town management records
II. Tax records
III. Civil War records

Town of St. Johnsbury records

Collection Summary

Repository
UThe Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.1302 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Creator
St. Johnsbury (Vt.: Town)
Title
Town of St. Johnsbury records
Dates [inclusive]
1790-1920
Quantity
4 linear feet (5 boxes)
Shelf location
For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.
Language
English
Abstract
Includes financial records, correspondence, minutes, ledgers, pay vouchers, and related materials created and maintained by the Town of St. Johnsbury from 1790 to 1920.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Town of St. Johnsbury records Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 2001 

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 Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.

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Biographical/Background Note

The Town of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, was founded in 1787. The first Town Meeting was held in 1790.

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Scope and Content

Includes financial records, correspondence, minutes, ledgers, pay vouchers, and related materials created and maintained by the Town of St. Johnsbury from 1790 to 1920. Major events documented in the records include St. Johnsbury's participation in the Civil War, the construction of roads in the community, the development of the Town's water works in 1876, and the establishment of the police department ca. 1856. Some of the records had been organized or identified by Claire Dunn Johnson, a local historian, and may have been used in her research. In some instances, Johnson's notes accompany the materials. Any order she imposed has been largely retained.

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Related Materials

Related Collections

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium also has the Claire Dunn Johnson Papers, which are in the process of being formally accessioned.

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