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Vermont history and biography collection, 1926-1930s.
Smith, Martha V., 1858-1952
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Vermont Historical Society Library  Misc 1271  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Smith, Martha V., 1858-1952 Collector
Title : Vermont history and biography collection, 1926-1930s.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

A collection of notes and newsclippings relating to Vermont's history, collected by Martha V. Smith, probably in conjunction with a program at the Women's Club of Proctor. The collection also includes biographical sketches of Vermonters, including George Aiken, Cyrus Pringle, John Dewey and others. Two articles were written by Dorothy Thompson. As well, there is the draft of a letter written to John Pell, author of "Ethan Allen" suggesting some corrections, particularly in relation to the maiden name of Ethan Allen's wife, Fanny Montresor. Of particular interest are several newsclippings from 1926 relating to a confrontation between Lincoln scholar Dr. William E. Barton with Civil War veteran Luke Ferriter of Brattleboro, Vermont regarding William Scott's pardon by President Lincoln.

Biographical or historical data :

Martha Louise Votey was born on October 28, 1858 in Ovid, New York, the daughter of Charles Augustus and Fanny (Anderson) Votey. She married Clifford Hayes Smith on January 5, 1887 in Fairfax, Vermont. They settled in Proctor, Vermont, where Martha V. Smith became involved with the Women's Club of Proctor. In 1931, she and Mrs. R. W. Chutter were charged with developing a program entitled "Vermont's Eminent Men and Women." Martha V. Smith died on October 13, 1952 in Proctor, Vermont.

Personal Subject : Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.
Pringle, Cyrus G. (Cyrus Guernsey), 1838-1911.
Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
Allen, Ethan, 1738-1789 Family.
Scott, William, 1839-1862.
Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930.
Ferriter, Luke, 1844-1930.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Corporate Subject : Women's Club of Proctor Vt.
Subject Term : Women Societies and clubs.
Geographic Term : Vermont Biography.
Vermont History.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Added Author : Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961.