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Brewer-Mathews family papers, 1860-1908.

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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSC 210:41  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Title : Brewer-Mathews family papers, 1860-1908.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

The papers include photocopies and transcripts of 26 letters written chiefly to Henrietta Mathews Brewer from friends and relatives in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Among the letters are recipes and a number of poems. Henrietta's friends wrote of picking hops in Vermont, teaching school in Bethel and Sharon, Vermont, and working in textile mills in Manchester, New Hampshire and Lowell, Massachusetts. Other letters include accounts of sugaring, travels to Ohio and migration to Iowa.

The papers also contain genealogical information on both Alson and Henrietta, a Civil War draft notice, and Alson's will and obituary.

Reproduction Note : Photocopies.
Biographical or historical data :

Henrietta Mathews, born March 18, 1919, of Sharon, Vermont, married Alson Milo Brewer,born January 17, 1842, of Tunbridge, Vermont, on October 1, 1865. Three years later they moved to Center Township, Fayette County, Iowa, settling on a farm near his wife's parents. Alson died on May 9, 1908 and Henrietta on February 26, 1919.

Personal Subject : Brewer, Alson Milo, 1842-1908.
Brewer, Henrietta M. (Henrietta Mathews), 1846-1919.
Brewer family.
Matthews family.
Subject Term : Hops Harvesting Vermont
Textile industry Massachusetts.
Textile industry New Hampshire.
Migration, Internal Iowa History 19th century.
Education, Rural, Vermont.
Geographic Term : Vermont History 19th century.
Fayette County (Ia.) History 19th century.
Genre/Form : Letters correspondence.
Added Author : Brewer, Alson Milo, 1842-1908.
Burnett, Mary W., b. 1842.
Gilkey, Isabel L., b. 1844.