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Fletcher D. Proctor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-051

Scope and Content Note

The Fletcher D. Proctor Papers primarily consist of correspondence between Fletcher Proctor, governor of Vermont, and Clarke C. Fitts, VT Attorney General, for the period 1904-1908. It deals with miscellaneous legal subjects, ranging from the illegal selling of liquor to calling out the Norwich cadets for the state fair.

Dates

  • 1904-1908

Creator

Access

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.

Biographical Note

Fletcher D. Proctor was born in Cavendish, Vermont, on November 7, 1860. The son of Vermont statesman Redfield Proctor, Fletcher D. rose quickly in Vermont politics, and was elected governor of the state in 1906. After serving one two-year term, Proctor continued to exert considerable influence on Vermont politics until his sudden death in 1911.

Clarke C. Fitts was born in Wardshoro, Vermont, in 1870. State's Attorney for Windham County in 1894-1896, Fitts became Vermont Attorney General in 1904, and held that position until 1908. He died in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1916.

Extent

0.4 Linear feet (1 box)

Overview

Proctor served as Governor of Vermont, 1906-1908. Collection includes primarily correspondence between Proctor and the State attorney general, Clarke C. Fitts, concerning official State and Legal mattters and the legal position of the State on assorted issues.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.
Title
Guide to the Fletcher D. Proctor Papers
Status
Completed
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)