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Savage Family Papers

Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Vermont Libraries. Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Savage Family
Title
Savage Family Papers
ID
mss.035
Date [inclusive]
1768-1902
Extent
2.0 Linear feet 5 boxes
Location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library
Language
Abstract
Collection includes primarily letters (1860-79) recieved by Reuben A. and Elizabeth R. Ladd Savage, residents of Stowe, Vt., from family members in New England, Baraboo, Wisconsin, Esondido, California, Lawrence, Kansas, and Metamora, Illinois, concerning everday life; includes a few civil War letters from Stowe men serving in the Army.

Preffered Citation

[Identification of item] Savage Family 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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Scope and Content Note

The Savage Family Papers consist mainly of letters written to Reuben A. Savage and his wife, Elizabeth R. (Ladd) Savage by relatives and friends. The majority of letters were written between 1850 and 1890 with the highest concentration from 1860 to 1879. Most of the letters originated in New England, yet there is a significant number of letters from Baraboo, Wisconsin, where some of the Savages settled. The rest of the letters originated in such diverse places as Escondido, California; Lawrence, Kansas; and Metamora, Illinois.

Subject matter usually concerns the everyday life of the sender (weather, crops, health, etc.). As Reuben A. Savage was the deacon of the Congregational Church in Stowe for about 40 years (elected Sept. 24, 1854), there are many letters that deal with religious matters. There are also letters from soldiers from Stowe, Vt., during the Civil War.

The collection is arranged chronologically and occupies five (5) boxes. There is also an alphabetical list of all letter writers.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Letters (correspondence)

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States--History--Personal narratives--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Escondido (Ca.)--Social life and customs.
  • New England--Social life and customs.
  • Stowe (Vt.)--Social life and customs.
  • Baraboo (Wis.)--Social life and customs.
  • Lawrence (Ka.)--Social life and customs.

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