Series I : first generation, 1785-1834.


Series I : first generation, 1785-1834.

Series I contains William Chamberlain's personal and business papers. Among his personal papers are letters written to him by his father, Samuel Chamberlain. There is also an undated typescript of a short autobiography written by William detailing the early years of his life. Among William Chamberlain's business papers are accounts, deeds, commissions, and inventories. The business papers also include correspondence relating to William's political offices.

5 folders.


SNAC Resource ID: 7633476

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Chamberlain, William, 1755-1828. (person)

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William Chamberlain was born on April 27, 1755, in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He was the third of nine children born to Samuel (1724-1802) and Martha Mellen Chamberlain (1730-1820). In 1780, he moved to Peacham, Vermont. Here he was a surveyor, farmer, town clerk, justice of the peace, legislator, and U.S. Congressman. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1785, 1787-96, 1805 and 1808; justice of the peace, 1786-1796; delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1791; r...