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Marshall Castle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-964
The Marshall Castle Papers include correspondence with family and townspeople (including a letter to Truman Galusha), bills, receipts, notes, documents, land surveys, accounts and other papers. The papers have been arranged chronologically.

Dates

  • 1799-1875

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.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (1 carton)

Overview

Marshall Castle (1799-1875) represented the town of Essex in the General Assembly, and held other important offices of trust. The Marshall Castle papers include correspondence with family and townspeople, bills, receipts, notes, documents, land surveys, accounts and other papers. The collection contains materials from Marshall's father, Abel Castle, in addition to Marshall's papers.

Biography

Abel Castle, father of Marshall, settled in the town of Essex about the year 1785. "Uncle Able" lived and died on the farm where he settled, and left as many children and grandchildren as he had years of age when he died at 95. In 1789 he was elected town selectman. Marshall Castle also lived to ripe old age, and left a good record as a Christian man and a citizen. He represented the town in the General Assembly, and held other important offices of trust. In 1827, Marshall and R.B. Butler donated the land for the first Baptist Church which was erected on the same site as the present church. For background of the town of Essex, see W.S. Rann, History of Chittenden County Vermont, 1866, pp. 568-592.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.
Title
Guide to the Marshall Castle Papers
Status
Completed
Date
© 1998
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • January 25, 2007: Converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 and from SGML to XML by Chris Burns.

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)