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Fletcher D. Proctor Papers

Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Vermont Libraries. Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Proctor, Fletcher Dutton, 1860
Creator
Fitts, Clarke C.
Title
Fletcher D. Proctor Papers
ID
mss.051
Date [inclusive]
1904-1908
Extent
0.4 Linear feet 1 box
Location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
Abstract
Proctor served as Governor of Vermont, 1906-1908. Collection includes primarily correspondence between Proctor and the State attorney general, Clarke C. Fitts, concerning official State and Legal mattters and the legal position of the State on assorted issues.

Preffered Citation

[Identification of item] Fletcher D. Proctor Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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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Biographical Note

Fletcher D. Proctor was born in Cavendish, Vermont, on November 7, 1960. The son of Vermont statesman Redfield Proctor, Fletcher D. rose quickly in Vermont politics, and was elected governor of the state in 1906. After serving one two-year term, Proctor continued to exert considerable influence on Vermont politics until his sudden death in 1911.

Clarke C. Fitts was born in Wardshoro, Vermont, in 1870. State's Attorney for Windham County in 1894-1896, Fitts became Vermont Attorney General in 1904, and held that position until 1908. He died in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1916.

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Scope and Content Note

The Fletcher D. Proctor Papers primarily consist of correspondence between Fletcher Proctor, governor of Vermont, and Clarke C. Fitts, VT Attorney General, for the period 1904-1908. It deals with miscellaneous legal subjects, ranging from the illegal selling of liquor to calling out the Norwich cadets for the state fair.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Vermont. Governor. (Proctor : 1906-1908).

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • Vermont--History

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