John W. Norton letters, 1894-1900.
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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...
John W. Norton was born August 27, 1839 in Moretown, Vermont. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1861 and then took a post as principal of the Thetford Academy. While at the Academy, he enlisted in the 8th Vermont Volunteer Regiment and served from 1863 to 1865. From 1867 to 1871 he worked as a merchant in Plattsburgh, New York, and then worked as a clerk at a woolen mill in Winooski, Vermont. In 1882 he moved to Rutland, Vermont where he was the assistant treasurer at t...