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Nye family papers, 1890-1972.
Nye family.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 246  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Nye family.
Title : Nye family papers, 1890-1972.
Physical Description : .5 linear ft.
Summary :

A major part of this collection consists of a series of letters written by Ann Martin Greene of Berlin to her daughter, Mary, during the period 1890-91 while Mary was teaching in schools in Randolph, Williamstown, and Berlin. The letters contain details about farm life, fashions, neighbors, and advice for problems Mary encounters while teaching. Many Brookfield area residents are mentioned by name.

The second half of the collection consists of the papers of Mary Green Nye's son, J. Richard, of Berlin. There is a lengthy account by J. Richard Nye of his time in Drennan, Colorado, with his ill father, while his father was homesteading there. He refers to a winter spent with his mother in Montreal, where she was working for the Immigration Service from 1911 to 1917. Richard wrote many accounts about the history of his family and town, family artifacts in his possession, a return trip to Colorado at age 76, and other topics. He conducted a lengthy correspondence with his cousin Wallace Greene about family matters.

Biographical or historical data :

Ann Martin Green was married to John S. Green. They lived in Brookfield. She died in 1892 of tuberculosis. Her husband later remarried. Mary Greene Nye (1872-1956) was the daughter of John S. and Ann Martin Green. She wrote Early History of Berlin, Vermont, 1763-1820 (1951) Vermont's State House (1936), as well as articles and state publications about a variety of historical topics, especially Vermont's before 1791. She served as Editor of Vermont State Papers from 1921-1945. She is credited with finding the evidence through which Vermont secured about $89,000 from the U.S. as payment with interest for money borrowed by the Federal Government for use in the War of 1812.

J. Richard Nye was born in Berlin, Vermont, in 1897, son of Mary Greene Nye and Newton Perrin Nye (d. 1914). His family included his father's brother Carver (1867-1932) and his mother's brother Wallace Greene II (1875-?). Richard went with his father to homestead land in Drennan, Colorado, in 1911 or 1912. He left school at fourteen, and spent some time in Montreal with his mother when she worked there for the Immigration Service. Later, he worked on area farms and wrote about his family and about Berlin history. He died on February 4, 1983.

Personal Subject : Nye, Mary Greene, 1872-1956.
Nye, J. Richard, 1897-1983.
Green, Wallace.
Genre/Form : Letters correspondence.
Added Author : Nye, Mary Greene, 1872-1956.
Nye, J. Richard, 1897-1983.
Green, Wallace.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.