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Vermont Baptist Historical Society

Collection Summary

University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Vermont Baptist Historical Society
Vermont Baptist Historical Society
5 boxes
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
The Vermont Baptist Historical Society Papers consist primarily of local church historical papers and biographical sketches of Vermont baptist clergymen and church leaders.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Vermont Baptist Historical Society Records Collection, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1998 


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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The Vermont Baptist Historical Society was founded in 1876 to collect and preserve manuscripts and information relating to the Baptist churches and clergymen of Vermont. The Society purchased the extensive collections of Rev. Cyprian P. Frenyear, who had gathered together considerable amounts of material pertaining to Vermont Baptists before his death in 1876. Building upon the Frenyear foundations, the Society amassed a great number of historical sketches of local churches, originals and copies of records of local Baptist churches and associations, and biographical sheets on Baptist clergymen who had served in Vermont. In addition, the Society collected hundreds of late nineteenth century newspaper clippings dealing with Vermont Baptist churches and clergy. Finally, the Society was largely responsible for the compilation and eventual publication fo Henry Crocker's History of the Baptists in Vermont (Bellows Falls: P.H. Gobie Press, 1913).

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Scope and Content

The Vermont Baptist Historical Society Papers consist primarily of local church historical papers and biographical sketches of Vermont baptist clergymen and church leaders. The Papers are arranged almost entirely by location, including the biographical data sheets and questionnaires. A separate cross-index by name has been appended to the Inventory to indicate the town folders in which individuals' biographical materials have been placed. In addition, the following Baptist town church records have been removed from this collection and interfiled among the Bound Manuscripts, with catalogue cards for each in the Manuscripts Catalogue:

  • Bennington
  • Brandon
  • Bristol
  • Clarendon
  • Fairfax
  • Fairlee
  • Halifax
  • Huntington
  • Johnson
  • Marshfield
  • Middletown
  • Morristown
  • Orwell
  • Plainfield
  • Shaftsbury
  • Shoreham
  • Swanton
  • Thetford
  • Vershire
  • Waitsfield
  • Waterbury
  • Wheelock

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Additional Information

Biographical Cross Index

  • Alger, Roland Francis found in  Whitingham
  • Avery, William Henry H. found in  St. Albans, Vermont
  • Beach, James Egbert found in  Chester, Vermont
  • Bristol, Homer Culver found in  Vermont Academy, Saxtons River
  • Buffum, Herbert Edward found in  Whitingham, Vermont
  • Clark, Amos Darwin found in  Pownal, Vermont
  • Clough, George Wesley found in  Mount Holly, Vermont
  • Coombs, Irving Wesley found in  Bristol, Vermont
  • Corliss, Gertrude Potter found in  Bristol, Vermont
  • Crissey, John found in  Fairfax, Vermont
  • Crocker, Henry found in  Fairfax, Vermont
  • Cull, Thomas found in  West Pawlet, Vermont
  • Davison, W.A. found in  Vermont Baptist State Convention
  • Dennett, John A. found in  Ludlow, Vermont
  • Douglas, Henry Marshall found in  St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • Dunn, Louis A. found in  Fairfax, Vermont
  • Eveleth, Charles Henry found in  West Haven, Vermont
  • Farrar, John Perkins found in  Ludlow, Vermont
  • Ferguson, James F. found in  Westford, Vermont
  • Fitz, William found in  Montpelier, Vermont
  • Fletcher, Horace found in  Townshend, Vermont
  • Foote, Albert Edward found in  West Haven, Vermont
  • Foster, Joseph C. found in  Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Freeman, Joseph found in  Proctorsville, Vermont
  • Frost, Samuel T. found in  Passumpsic, Vermont
  • Fuller, Edward M. found in  Barre; Richford, Vermont
  • Galusha, Augustus found in  Shaftsbury, Vermont
  • Ganun, General Jackson found in  Pittsford, Vermont
  • Gay, Leon S. found in  Vermont Baptist State Convention
  • Glazier, N. Newton found in  Montpelier, Vermont
  • Goff, Alvin E. found in  Middletown Springs, Vermont
  • Goodspeed, E. found in  Addison Association
  • Gookin, Fred W. found in  West Pawlet, Vermont
  • Gow, John Russell found in  Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Gray, E.H. found in  Bridgeport, Vermont
  • Greene, Albert found in  Rhode Island
  • Greene, Samuel Harrison found in  Montgomery, Vermont
  • Greenwood, Anthony found in  West Enosberg, Vermont
  • Gurr, C.G. found in  Chester, Vermont
  • Gussman, William found in  Essex, Vermont
  • Hapgood, Ephraim found in  South Windham, Vermont
  • Harris, Benjamin Robinson found in  Mount Holly, Vermont
  • Herring, Edwin Ayer found in  Bellows Falls, Vermont
  • Hopkins, Adoniram Judson found in  Perkinsville, Vermont
  • Hovey, Horace N. found in  Lowell, Vermont
  • Howard, James G. found in  Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Howard, James Leland found in  Windsor, Vermont
  • Hull, J. Mervin found in  Windsor, Vermont
  • Ives, Harvey Miller found in  West Pawlet, Vermont
  • Johnson, Robert Gray found in  Felchville, Vermont
  • Kellogg, Benoit Francis found in  Fair Haven, Vermont
  • Kellogg, Ira Phelps found in  Monkton, Vermont
  • Kendrick, Ariel found in  Woodstock, Vermont
  • Kendrick, Asahel Clark found in  Poultney, Vermont
  • Kenyon, Frederick Tompkins found in  East Wallingford, Vermont
  • Kinzie, Wesley Abram found in  Bristol, Vermont
  • Lawson, George Benedict found in  Bennington, Vermont
  • Leavitt, Julius Adelbert found in  Grafton, Vermont
  • Lyman, Daniel W. found in  Middlebury, Vermont
  • Macomber, Sylvanus Boardman found in  Montgomery, Vermont
  • Marten, Zacharius found in  Bennington, Vermont
  • Mick, William Marcellus found in  Windsor, Vermont
  • Mills, Edward found in  Rutland, Vermont
  • Miner, J.B. found in  North Troy, Vermont
  • Mitchell, Edwin Foster found in  Putney, Vermont
  • Moore, Mabel Matteson found in  Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Mowry, Tyler B. found in  East Poultney, Vermont
  • Moxley, Safford Darwin found in  Windsor, Vermont
  • Nobbs, Samuel Bastin found in  Newport, Vermont
  • Owen, Daniel D. found in  Ludlow, Vermont
  • Palmatier, Abel B. found in  Pittsford, Vermont
  • Parker, Alvin found in  Brookline, Vermont
  • Parmly, Wheelock H. found in  Braintree, Vermont
  • Patterson, James Robert found in  East Wallingford, Vermont
  • Piddock, Charles A. found in  Saxtons River, Vermont
  • Pierce, David Jonathan found in  Chester, Vermont
  • Pierce, Rufus Daniel found in  Poultney, Vermont
  • Potter, Edward Wright found in  Windsor, Vermont
  • Powell, Absalom Lewis found in  Stamford, Vermont
  • Powers, Charles Ransom found in  West Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Preble, Fred M. found in  Windsor, Vermont
  • Prentice, Roswell Randall found in  Townshend, Vermont
  • Purmont, L.B. found in  New Hampshire
  • Randall, Benjamin found in  see Burgin, J.W. folder
  • Reese, Charles Abraham found in  Rutland, Vermont
  • Rice, Luther found in  see Pease, Charles S. folder
  • Richardson, Orin found in  Rutland, Vermont
  • Rockwood, Joseph Monroe found in  Rutland, Vermont
  • Rugg, Martin L. found in  Grafton, Vermont
  • Rugg, William Henry found in  Perkinsville, Vermont
  • Ryder, Francis Wayland found in  Bristol, Vermont
  • Sabin, Alvah found in  Cambridge, Vermont
  • Saunders, Nathan C. found in  Johnson, Vermont
  • Scott, Ernest Linden found in  Chester, Vermont
  • Searles, Henry Clay found in  Weston, Vermont
  • Simonds, A.H. found in  Pownal, Vermont
  • Slocum, Henry Truman found in  East Charlotte, Vermont
  • Smith, Claudius Buchanan found in  Brookline, Vermont
  • Smith, Fred Southerland found in  West Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Smith, Gaylord Beecher found in  Burlington, Vermont
  • Smith, Justin Almerin found in  North Bennington, Vermont
  • Spencer, William found in  Wilmington, Vermont
  • Steelman, Isaac Newton found in  Poultney, Vermont
  • Strong, Philip Burroughs found in  Bristol, Vermont
  • Swain, Aurora Marvin found in  Grafton, Vermont
  • Sweet, Enoch Hants found in  Windsor, Vermont
  • Temple, Levi Daniel found in  Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Ten Broake, James found in  Burlington, Vermont
  • Thompson, Henry Marcus found in  Windsor, Vermont
  • Tilden, Howard Benjamin found in  Chester, Vermont
  • Townsend, Dwight C, found in  Grafton, Vermont
  • Townsley, Frances E. found in  Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Turner, Charles Wheaton found in  Brandon, Vermont
  • Tuttle, Amos found in  Fairfax, Vermont
  • Van Schaick, Charles Edgar found in  South Windham, Vermont
  • Watson, David Ronald found in  Brandon, Vermont
  • Whitman, Sally found in  Fairfield, Vermont
  • Willcox, Monson Alvah found in  Burlington, Vermont
  • Wrigley, George Harrison found in  Hydeville, Vermont

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