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West-Quimby papers, 1851-1922.

Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 245  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Title : West-Quimby papers, 1851-1922.
Physical Description : .25 linear ft.
Summary :

The bulk of the collection consists of documents relating to the settlement of Joseph M. Quimby's estate in 1921 and 1922 by George West, the executor. There are a few letters going back to the 1850s, an assortment of deeds of the 1880s and 1890s, and papers related to Quimby family matters during from 1900 to 1920.

Among documents from the settlement of the estate are a large collection of the receipts for outstanding debts owed by Joseph at the time of his death, collected by West in his role as executor; correspondence from Pulsifer relatives establishing their legal rights to part of the estate; an accounting of the estate expenses by West and the various divisions of the estate. The collection also includes Joseph Quimby's will and codicil; correspondence with Frederick Southgate of the Woodstock, Vermont, probate court; and correspondence from Fred Quimby on how the estate should most fairly be settled.

The letters include four from Rachel B. Stone to her son Henry M. Stone, dated 1850, 1851, and 1853, a letter to Ella E. West, a teacher in Hartford, Vermont, written by her mother, who was visiting Arkansas City, Kansas, dated 1887, and a chatty letter from Cynthia Bugbee to her sister, Emeline Bugbee, who was at school in Meridien, New Hampshire.

Biographical or historical data :

Joseph M. Quimby of Hartford, Vermont, was married four times. Mary Lane Quimby died October 23, 1872; Alma Elkins Quimby died May 16, 1878; Emily Pulsifer Quimby died February 9, 1889; and his surviving wife was Ella E. Quimby. Ella had formerly been married to Charles H. West (died September 23, 1886), and the executor of Joseph's estate was George West, the son of Ella and Charles H. West. George West was a lawyer and manager of the Vermont Baking Company of White River Junction. The will left the estate to George West and to the nieces and nephews of Emily Pulsifer Quimby. These children were Emma R. Antill and Avis Antill of Dexter, Maine, and Leonard Carver Pulsifer.

Personal Subject : Quimby, Joseph M., 1841-1921.
Quimby, Ella E., 1854-
Pulsifer family.
Antill family.
Subject Term : Decedents' estates Vermont Hartford.
Geographic Term : Hartford (Vt.) Archival resources.
Arkansas City (Kan.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Deeds.
Letters correspondence.
Probate records.
Added Author : Quimby, Fred L.
Southgate, Frederick C.
Stone, Rachel B.
Bugbee, Cynthia.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.