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Hapgood Family Papers

Identifier: mss-657

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 12 small pocket diaries recording the weather, Civil War events (Charles), and general reflections on life and character.


  • 1858-1870


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Manning Hapgood (1845-1909) and Marshall Jay Hapgood (1850-1926) were two of the sons of Joseph Jackson Hapgood (1805-1875) and Hepsibah Barnard Hapgood (1811-1903). They were born in Peru, Vermont where the family ran a general store where they also lived. Joseph built the structure in 1822 and it continued operating in the family until 1968.

Charles served in the Civil War as a private in Company A of the Second Regiment. He enlisted in October 16, 1861 and was wounded twice: May 5, 1864 (Battle of the Wilderness) and May 12, 1864 (Battle of Spotsylvania). He was mustered out on October 4, 1864. Charles was married four times: Margaret Emma Rockwell (1852-1896), Olive Caroline Emery (1842-1893) (married on January 1, 1868), Lillian L. Woodbury Walsh (married on February 14, 1899), and Julia M. Baldwin Moore (married on August 15, 1908). He had at least 2 children. He worked as a shoe dealer, living in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

Marshall worked as a merchant and lumber dealer, mainly in Peru, Vermont but also in Springfield, Massachusetts. He married Flora E. Huggins (1855-1926) in 1874 and they had three children. Land from his estate became part of the Green Mountain National Forest in 1931.


0.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Collection contains 12 small pocket diaries recording the weather, Civil War events (writer was a soldier), and general reflections on life and character.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact for access.


  • listings for Joseph Jackson Hapgood. Charles Manning Hapgood, and Marshall Jay Hapgood.
  • Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866. Compiled by Authority of the General Assembly under Direction of Theodore S. Peck, Adjutant-General. Montpelier, VT. 1892. Page 29, 34.
  • The Story of Vermont: A Natural and Cultural History. Christopher McGrory Klyza and Stephen C. Trombulak. Hanover, NH. 2015. Page 120
Guide to the Hapgood Family Papers
2018 March
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

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