Vermont history and biography collection, 1926-1930s.


Smith, Martha V., 1858-1952. Vermont history and biography collection, 1926-1930s.

Vermont history and biography collection, 1926-1930s.

A collection of notes and newsclippings relating to Vermont's history, collected by Martha V. Smith, probably in conjunction with a program at the Women's Club of Proctor. The collection also includes biographical sketches of Vermonters, including George Aiken, Cyrus Pringle, John Dewey and others. Two articles were written by Dorothy Thompson. As well, there is the draft of a letter written to John Pell, author of "Ethan Allen" suggesting some corrections, particularly in relation to the maiden name of Ethan Allen's wife, Fanny Montresor. Of particular interest are several newsclippings from 1926 relating to a confrontation between Lincoln scholar Dr. William E. Barton with Civil War veteran Luke Ferriter of Brattleboro, Vermont regarding William Scott's pardon by President Lincoln.

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Allen, Ethan, 1738-1789 (person)

Ethan Allen (1738-1789), Revolutionary War officer and Vermont leader, achieved a place in history by capturing Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. He championed Vermont's drive for statehood. Ethan Allen was a distinct type of frontier soldier. His influence on the settlers of Vermont was comparable to that of John Sevier on the inhabitants of Watauga, East Tennessee, and of Thomas Sumter on the up-country men of South Carolina. Frontier people possessed clan-like loyalties, and they looked to strong men...

Smith, Martha V., 1858-1952 (person)

Martha Louise Votey was born on October 28, 1858 in Ovid, New York, the daughter of Charles Augustus and Fanny (Anderson) Votey. She married Clifford Hayes Smith on January 5, 1887 in Fairfax, Vermont. They settled in Proctor, Vermont, where Martha V. Smith became involved with the Women's Club of Proctor. In 1931, she and Mrs. R. W. Chutter were charged with developing a program entitled "Vermont's Eminent Men and Women." Martha V. Smith died on October 13, 1952 in Proctor, Vermont. ...

Dewey, John, 1859-1952 (person)

John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. After graduation Dewey taught high school and published in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. In 1884 Dewey resumed his studies and earned a Ph. D. from John Hopkins University. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imp...

Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930 (person)

Clergyman. From the description of William Eleazar Barton address, 1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453232 Minister First Congregational Church, Oak Park, Illinois, 1899-1924; author; Abraham Lincoln biographer. From the description of Papers, 1920s. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 77514474 Congregational clergyman, author. From the guide to the William E. Barton letter to Mr. Graff, 1900, (The New York Publi...

Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961 (person)

American journalist. From the description of Letter, 1936 July 22, South Pomfret, Vermont, to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904428 Journalist. From the description of Dorothy Thompson typed letter signed, 1957. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 74986046 Thompson and Sinclair Lewis married in 1928 and divorced in 1942. In 1943 Thompson married the Austrian artist Maxim Kopf (1892-1958). In her memoi...

Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984 (person)

American. From the guide to the George D. Aiken letter to Leo M. J. Manglaviti, 1972, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of George David Aiken : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451163 U.S. senator from and governor of Vermont. From the description of George D. Aiken proclamation, 1937. (Unknown). WorldCat rec...

Ferriter, Luke, 1844-1930. (person)

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (person)

Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...

Women's Club of Proctor (Vt.) (corporateBody)

Scott, William, 1839-1862. (person)

Pringle, Cyrus G. (Cyrus Guernsey), 1838-1911 (person)

Cyrus G. Pringle (1838-1911) was an American botanist who spent his career cataloging the plants of North America, especially in Mexico. He was born on May 6, 1838 in East Charlotte, Vermont. He enrolled at the University of Vermont but had to leave after a semester when his older brother died, so he could run the farm. He did fight in the Civil War, but was discharged after a short time. He went back to the farm and continued his work as a plant breeder where experimented with crops such as cor...