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Town of St. Johnsbury records

 Collection
Identifier: fairbanks-014

Scope and Content

Includes financial records, correspondence, minutes, ledgers, pay vouchers, and related materials created and maintained by the Town of St. Johnsbury from 1790 to 1920. Major events documented in the records include St. Johnsbury's participation in the Civil War, the construction of roads in the community, the development of the Town's water works in 1876, and the establishment of the police department ca. 1856. Some of the records had been organized or identified by Claire Dunn Johnson, a local historian, and may have been used in her research. In some instances, Johnson's notes accompany the materials. Any order she imposed has been largely retained.

Dates

  • 1790-1920

Language of Materials

English

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 Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.

Biographical/Background Note

The Town of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, was founded in 1787. The first Town Meeting was held in 1790.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Overview

Includes financial records, correspondence, minutes, ledgers, pay vouchers, and related materials created and maintained by the Town of St. Johnsbury from 1790 to 1920.

Physical Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.

Related Collections

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium also has the Claire Dunn Johnson Papers, which are in the process of being formally accessioned.
Title
Guide to the Town of St. Johnsbury records, 1790-1920, (bulk 1800-1895)
Status
Completed
Author
Processor: Shara McCaffrey, Peter Yaresuwicz, and Tony Pare.
Date
2001
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives. Repository

Contact:
1302 Main Street
St. Johnsbury Vermont 05819
802-748-2372