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Milton Tyler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-539

Scope and Contents

The collection contains deeds and other property documents pertaining to cases Milton Tyler heard, as well as largely work-related correspondence. Tyler's bills and account books are also included. The collection is largely devoted to Tyler's work as a judge in Vermont; very little of the collection contains personal documents, and Tyler's career in Minnesota is unrepresented.

Dates

  • 1829-1889
  • Majority of material found in 1850-1881

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 / Historical

Milton Rising Tyler was born in Essex, Vermont on March 18, 1835 to Daniel and Permelia Tyler. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1859, Tyler was admitted to the bar in 1860, and served as a probate judge in Orleans County, Vermont from 1862-1865, where he resided in Irasburg. He later moved to Burlington and served as the city's court judge from 1873-1878 and later as city attorney from 1878-1880. In 1882, Tyler moved to Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and later relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1890, where he served as the secretary of the Statute Revision Commission in the Minnesota Supreme Court. Tyler was married to Elizabeth J. Wilson (1837-1926), and had two sons, William (1862-1936) and Albert. Tyler died on March 16, 1907 in St. Paul.

Extent

2.21 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 1 box)

Abstract

Collection contains correspondence, accounts, cases, writs, deeds, warrants, wills and other estate records, dockets, and other legal materials documenting the career of Judge Tyler.

Location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.

Bibliography

  • Brigham, Willard Irving Tyler. The Tyler genealogy; the descendants of Job Tyler, of Andover, Massachusetts, 1619-1700. Plainfield, New Jersey, 1912.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Milton Tyler Papers
Status
Completed
Date
2019 April
Description rules
dacs
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)