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Guy Catlin Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections
Creator
Catlin, Guy, 1782-1853
Title
Guy Catlin Papers
ID
mss.165
Date [inclusive]
1789-1873
Extent
0.4 Linear feet 1 box
General Physical Description note
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
Abstract
Guy Catlin (1782-1853) moved to Vermont during the 1790's, joining his brother Moses in Burlington. Guy Catlin formed the Lake Champlain Steamboat Co., later Champlain Transportation Co., in 1813. In 1830, in partnership with his brother Moses, Guy erected the Burlington Flour Mill at Winooski Falls. Three years later the Winooski Manufacturing Co. was incorporated. The Guy Catlin papers contain family and business papers relating to Alexander Catlin of Litchfield, CT, Moses Catlin (1770-1842) of Litchfield and Burlington, VT, Guy Catlin of Burlington, and Lynde Catlin of New York City.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Guy Catlin Collection, 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.

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Chronology

1770  Moses Catlin born in Litchfield, Conn.
1782  Guy Catlin born in Litchfield
1790?  Moses Catlin emigrated to Burlington and settled on his wife's (Lucinda Allen, daughter of Heman Allen) lands
1790's  Guy Catlin joined his brother in Burlington
1806  Moses elected selectman of Burlington
1809  Albert L. Catlin born
1813  Guy and others formed the Lake Champlain Steamboat Co. which later consolidated with the Champlain Transportation Co.
1818  Guy and others built the steamboat "The Congress" at Vergennes. It was later sold to the Champlain Transportation Co.
1826  Alexander Catlin graduated from University of Vermont
1830  Moses and Guy erected the Burlington Flouring Mill at Winooski Falls
1833  Winooski Manufacturing Co. incorporated by Guy and others
1842  Moses Catlin died
1843  Guy's wife Melinda Wadhams died
1847-48  A.L. Catlin serves as representative from Orwell, VT.
1849-53  A.L. Catlin serves as Collector of the Port of Burlington
1853  Guy Catlin died
1863  A.L. Catlin elected director and president of the Rutland Railroad
1865-66  A.L. Catlin served as first mayor of the City of Burlington
1865  H.W. Catlin began wholesale flour trade
1884  Albert L. Catlin died

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Scope and Content

The Guy Catlin Papers contain family and business papers relating to Alexander Catlin of Litchfield, Moses Catlin of Litchfield and Burlington, Guy Catlin of Burlington, and Lynde Catlin of New York City. There are also papers concerning the affairs of John B., Albert L., Alexander, and H.W. Catlin of Burlington. The papers are arranged chronologically, and many of the general folders contain lists of contents.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

For further information on the Catlins see H.N. Muller "Floating a Lumber Raft to Quebec City: The Journal of Guy Catlin of Burlington," Vermont History, vol. 39, no. 2, (Spring, 1971), pp. 116-24.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Burlington Flour Mill
  • Champlain Transportation Company
  • Lake Champlain Steamboat Company
  • Winooski Manufacturing Company

Family Name(s)

  • Catlin family

Genre(s)

  • Accounts
  • Invoices
  • Receipts

Geographic Name(s)

  • Burlington (Vt.) Transportation
  • Litchfield (Conn.)

Occupation(s)

  • Businessmen Vermont Burlington
  • Millers Vermont Burlington

Personal Name(s)

  • Catlin, Alexander.
  • Catlin, Guy 1782-1853
  • Catlin, Lynde-
  • Catlin, Moses 1770-1842

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