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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
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Historical Note
Scope and Content
Acquisition Information
Transferred Material
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Incoming Correspondence
Outgoing Correspondence: Copy File
Land Abstracts, Surveys and Job Descriptions
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H.M.McIntosh Company Records

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
H.M.McIntosh Company
Title
H.M.McIntosh Company Records
Dates [inclusive]
1905-1971
Quantity
8 Cartons 6 Volumes
Shelf location
For current information on the location of these materials, please contact Special Collections.
Language
English
Abstract
The H.M.McIntosh Papers contain correspondence, land surveys and job descriptions, notes and reports on Vermont and New England engineering, day books, ledgers and other financial records of the company, and some personal material including newspaper clippings, correspondence and memorabilia relating to fraternity and society memberships.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] H.M.McIntosh Company Records, 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.

Acquisition Information

Jennison Engineering Co., Burlington, Vt., March 2, 1973.

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Historical Note

Frank Hiram Crandall attended Burlington High School, graduated from the University of Vermont in 1886 with a degree in civil engineering, and became superintendent of the Burlington City Water Works (1888-1904). Herbert Miller McIntosh was born in Bethel, Vt. in 1861. Her received a degree in civil engineering from the University of Vermont in 1890, and two years later he became City Engineer and Surveyor for Burlington (1892-1904).

The McIntosh and Crandall engineering company was fromed in 1905 with the opening of an office in the Haywood Building at 196 Main Street. Through the 1920's when Crandall was alive, the company received federal, state and local contracts for dams, water supply systems, and other major construction projects. However, the bulk of the work was in local surveying, especially after 1930, when the company changed its name to H.M.McIntosh. After Mr. McIntosh's death in the 1940's, his daughter Jane ran the business. In 1971 H.M. McIntosh was absorbed by the Jennison Engineering Company.

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Scope and Content

The H.M.McIntosh Papers contain correspondence, land surveys and job descriptions, notes and reports on Vermont and New England engineering, day books, ledgers and other financial records of the company, and some personal material including newspaper clippings, correspondence and memorabilia relating to fraternity and society memberships. There is also some correspondence relating to a legal suit between McIntosh and the town of Woodstock regarding the renovation of a McIntosh owned building which housed the Woodstock postoffice. All of the materials which relates to the University of Vermont and the Lambda Iota Fraternity has been transferred to the Archives. A brief description of these University papers has been appended to the inventory.

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Related Materials

Transferred Material

To Wilbur Stacks:

  • One Course Cement Concrete Pavement, Pamphlet #E3, Item #23 of Vermont Standard Road and Bridge Specifications, 13 pp. no date
  • Proceedings of the first Annual Meeting of the Vermont Good Roads Association, Montpelier, VT, 66 pp. May 5, 1904
  • State Aid Laws and General Directions for Building Improved Highways, VT Highway Dept. Bulletin #1, St. Albans. Mar. 1907
  • Highway Improvements and Finance in the New England States with Special Reference to Vermont by Henry R. Trumbower. Jan. 1926

To Picture File:

  • Two photos of Main Street in St. Albans. Loc.: St. Albans

To Oversize Picture File:

  • Group portrait which includes H. M. McIntosh and F. H Crandall no date
  • Group portrait of Society of Free Masons no date
  • Two photos of [downtown Burlington?] no date

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