Vermont

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    Matthew Harvey Watson (2 June 1891 Sutton NH - 7 March 1970 Taftsville VT) was the son of James Harvey Watson (1847-1899) and Emma Wheeler (1857-1942). He married Addie Mae Rogers (ca. 1897 Vermont - ?) in 1915; they had two children. The two volumes of Watson's diary cover the years 1922-1925 when…
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    Charles F. Orvis (1856-1915) founded The Orvis Company in 1856 in his hometown of Manchester, Vermont. The company produced fishing rods, reels, and associated items of tackle. The company is now called Orvis and is known for its sporting equipment,…
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    Michael McKernan is a caller, fiddler, and banjo player from Putney, VT. He was involved in the contra dance band Applejack, as well as the Brattleboro Brass Band, and completed many dance/music residencies in area schools. He has published widely on…
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    The album contains photographs taken during two four-day road trips in New England taken by two couples, Edgar and Emily, Bob and Annis in 1925 and 1926.
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    Galway Kinnell (1927-2014)was born in Providence, Rhode Island and attended Princeton University. After graduation he taught in France, Australia, and Iran, as well as the United States, and was poet-in- residence at several colleges and universities…
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    The Dance Gypsy, a monthly dance newsletter and calendar “for dancers with wanderlust” edited by Tom and Val Medve in Essex Junction, Vermont, started publication in 1990. Direct forerunners were the Vermont Folk Arts Network (1983-1987) and Patchwork…
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    Winn L. Taplin of Stowe, Vermont was a former CIA agent and member of the Board of the New England Chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO/NE). The Winn L. Taplin Archive of CIA Recruiting Materials includes booklets, brochures, pamphlets, and information sheets used in the…
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    Margaret Carson Hubbard (1897-1989) was born in Clinton, Iowa. She accompanied her husband Wynant, a geologist, to Northern Rhodesia in 1922. After her divorce, she returned to Africa in 1936 to film a documentary, the first of a number of trips.…
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    The Reverend Alvan Tobey was born in Wilmington, VT on April 1, 1808 and graduated from Amherst College in 1828 and at Andover Seminary in 1831. He succeeded the Rev. Robert Page at the Congregational Church in Durham, NH and began preaching there on…
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    A letter from Laura to Lucy Sweet of Lowell VT. in which she describes her work at the Industrial School in Manchester, N. H.
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    Artist, printer, sculptor and engraver best known for her abstract sculptures in wood. A Dec. 31, 1958 letter to William G. Gilger in which Abbe thanks Gilger for a Dec. 26th letter, suggests that Gilger write two Ithaca addresses for copies of her past books, and notes that “of the eight [books]…
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    Viola C. Codman (1832-1931) may have been a Shaker for some period of her life, though she later married and had children. She may or may not be the original author of the music portion of the book. Has the name Viola C. Codman of Brattleboro, Vermont written inside. About half the book is…
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    Leander Harris (1833-1912) was born in Fairlee township, Vermont. He married Emily S. Hunt and they had two daughters: Annie M. in June 1857, and Clara Josephine in September 1858. At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted as a private in Company…