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Mary Gaylord Spencer papers, 1826-1939.
Spencer, Mary Gaylord, b.1864.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 98  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Spencer, Mary Gaylord, b.1864.
Title : Mary Gaylord Spencer papers, 1826-1939.
Physical Description : .5 linear feet.
Summary :

The collection consists largely of family genealogical research conducted in the 1930's by Mary Gaylord (Snyder) Spencer(1864-?) and letters written by her great-uncle, Hiram Hartt, to his sister and brother-in-law, Permilla, and Joshua B. Scott, in Vergennes, Vermont, during the period 1829-1850.

Miscellaneous papers belonging to Joshua B. Scott (Folder 1) include a resolution (November 23, 1850) from the Sons of Temperance, Phoenix Division, no. 38, Vergennes, Vt.) in regard to the death of member Van Ness Scott.

Mary Spencer's genealogical research consists of correspondence and many unorganized notes on the Scott and Snyder families Her interest in astrology and astronomy is reflected in her notes on the same. Miscellaneous items include a number of empty envelopes, mostly without stamps, addressed to Mary Snyder and subsequently, after her marriage, to Mrs. Frederic R. Spencer.

Biographical or historical data :

Joshua B. Scott (1790-?) of Vergennes, Vermont, married Permilla Hartt; it is Permilla's brother, Hiram, whose letters from New Orleans, Louisiana, form a large part of this collection. As a young man, Hartt left Vermont to find work. He eventually settled in New Orleans where he became part-owner of a business (a clothing store ?).

Joshua and Permilla Scott's daughter Lorraine (1833-1900) of Vergennes, married (1855 ?) Heman Randall Snyder (1820-1883). They lived in Port Kent and later in Whitehall, New York. Heman Snyder, captain of a Lake Champlain steamboat, later became secretary/treasurer for the Northern Transportation Company. Their daughter, Mary Gaylord Snyder (1864-?) married Frederic R. Spencer (1860-?); they lived in New York State during their married life.

Personal Subject : Scott family.
Snyder family.
Subject Term : Astronomy.
Astrology.
Genre/Form : Photoprints.
Correspondence.
Genealogies.
Added Author : Scott, Joshua B., b. 1790.
Hartt, Hiram.