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Bugbee Family Collection

Identifier: mss-961

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 95 pocket diaries kept by Justin and Dana J. Bugbee. Justin Bugbee's diaries cover the years 1852 -1899 and 1902. Dana J. Bugbee's diaries cover the years 1879, 1880, 1883, 1884, 1885, and 1889.


  • 1852-1902


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.

Family History

Justin Bugbee (1829-1912) of Pomfret, Vermont, descended from a long and distinguished line of Bugbees in New England. Justin's grandparents Abial and Hannah Harwood Bugbee settled in Pomfret in 1788, raising nine children. Succeeding generations were equally prolific. Justin married Abbie M. Dana (1832- 1912) in 1862, and the couple had nine children, two of whom died in infancy. Employed as a carpenter, Justin Bugbee worked in the winter months as a teacher in Pomfret and nearby towns. His first-born son, Dana Justin Bugbee (1862- ) adopted his fathers habit of keeping detailed diaries.


2 cartons

Language of Materials



The collection consists of 95 pocket diaries kept by Justin and Dana J. Bugbee from 1852-1902.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact for access.

Related Materials

The Pomfret Historical Society holds Justin Bugbee's diaries for the years 1900, 1901, 1903- 1906, 1908, 1909(?), 1911, and 1912.

Inventory of the Bugbee Family Collection
Processor: Jeffrey Marshall
© 1997
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

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