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Guy Catlin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-165

Scope and Content

The Guy Catlin Papers contain family and business papers relating to Alexander Catlin of Litchfield, Moses Catlin of Litchfield and Burlington, Guy Catlin of Burlington, and Lynde Catlin of New York City. There are also papers concerning the affairs of John B., Albert L., Alexander, and H.W. Catlin of Burlington. The papers are arranged chronologically, and many of the general folders contain lists of contents.

Dates

  • 1789-1873

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.

Chronology

1770
Moses Catlin born in Litchfield, Conn.
1782
Guy Catlin born in Litchfield
1790?
Moses Catlin emigrated to Burlington and settled on his wife's (Lucinda Allen, daughter of Heman Allen) lands
1790's
Guy Catlin joined his brother in Burlington
1806
Moses elected selectman of Burlington
1809
Albert L. Catlin born
1813
Guy and others formed the Lake Champlain Steamboat Co. which later consolidated with the Champlain Transportation Co.
1818
Guy and others built the steamboat "The Congress" at Vergennes. It was later sold to the Champlain Transportation Co.
1826
Alexander Catlin graduated from University of Vermont
1830
Moses and Guy erected the Burlington Flouring Mill at Winooski Falls
1833
Winooski Manufacturing Co. incorporated by Guy and others
1842
Moses Catlin died
1843
Guy's wife Melinda Wadhams died
1847-48
A.L. Catlin serves as representative from Orwell, VT.
1849-53
A.L. Catlin serves as Collector of the Port of Burlington
1853
Guy Catlin died
1863
A.L. Catlin elected director and president of the Rutland Railroad
1865-66
A.L. Catlin served as first mayor of the City of Burlington
1865
H.W. Catlin began wholesale flour trade
1884
Albert L. Catlin died

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

Guy Catlin (1782-1853) moved to Vermont during the 1790's, joining his brother Moses in Burlington. Guy Catlin formed the Lake Champlain Steamboat Co., later Champlain Transportation Co., in 1813. In 1830, in partnership with his brother Moses, Guy erected the Burlington Flour Mill at Winooski Falls. Three years later the Winooski Manufacturing Co. was incorporated. The Guy Catlin papers contain family and business papers relating to Alexander Catlin of Litchfield, CT, Moses Catlin (1770-1842) of Litchfield and Burlington, VT, Guy Catlin of Burlington, and Lynde Catlin of New York City.

Shelf location

Silver Special Collections, Billings Library.

Related Materials

For further information on the Catlins see H.N. Muller "Floating a Lumber Raft to Quebec City: The Journal of Guy Catlin of Burlington," Vermont History, vol. 39, no. 2, (Spring, 1971), pp. 116-24.
Title
Guide to the Guy Catlin Papers
Status
Completed
Date
© 1998
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
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Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
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