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From time to time patrons ask the librarians of the Vermont Historical Society to create electronic files of articles that were published in Vermont Historyprior to 2000. In the belief that these articles may be of interest to a broader audience, we are making these articles available through this web site. This section will grow over time to include the most popular articles published in Vermont History as determined by requests from the public.

An Unknown Vermonter: Sylvanus Evarts, Governor Chittenden's Tory Brother-in-Law
Gwilym R. Roberts, vol. 29, no. 2 (April 1961): 92-102.

Jacob S. Spaulding and the Barre Academy
John W. Noble, vol. 29, no. 3 (July 1961): 121-147.

The Early Quaker Meetings of Vermont
Charles W. Hughes and A. Day Bradley, vol. 29, no. 3 (July 1961): 153-167.

Major Hilkiah Grout of Weathersfield, Vermont
Helen B. Osgood, vol. 29, no. 3 (July 1961): 168-175.

Nature's Nobleman: Justin Morrill, a Victorian Politician
T. D. Seymour Bassett, vol. 30, no. 1 (January 1962): 3-13.

Two Hundred Years in the Hartland Churches
Virginia Sutherland Bail, vol. 30, no. 1 (January 1962): 14-42.

Colonial Defence of the Upper Connecticut Valley
Marcus A. McCorison, vol. 30, no. 1 (January 1962): 50-62.

The Vermont-Massachusetts Boundary
edited by Glenn B. Skillin, vol. 30, no. 1 (January 1962): 63-65.

The Admiral of Lake Champlain
John C. Huden, vol. 30, no. 1 (January 1962): 66-69.

Roger Sherman and the New Hampshire Grants
Christopher Collier, vol. 30, no. 3 (July 1962): 211-219.

Lewis Robinson  Entrepreneur
Geroge R. Dalphin and Marcus A. McCorison, vol. 30, no. 4 (October 1962): 297-313.
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The Vermont Democratic-Republican Societies and the French Revolution
Judah Adelson, vol. 32, no. 1 (January 1964): 3-23.

Early Copper Smelting in Vermont
Collamer M. Abbott, vol. 33, no. 1 (January 1965): 233-242.

The Vermont Sheep Industry: 1811-1880
Robert F. Balivet, vol. 33, no. 1 (January 1965): 243-249.

The Girl He Left Behind: The Letters of Harriet Hutchinson Salisbury
Allen F. Davis, vol. 33, no. 1 (January 1965): 274-282.

The Suicide of Sally Perry
Myra Himelhoch, vol. 33, no. 1 (January 1965): 283-289.

The Indian Occupation Of Vermont
Gordon M. Day, vol. 33, no. 3 (July 1965): 365-374.

Emerson Lectures In Vermont
Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 33, no. 3 (July 1965): 395-399.

Hand's Cove: Rendezvous of Ethan Allen and The Green Mountain Boys for the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
J. Robert Maguire, vol. 33, no. 4 (October 1965): 416-437.

A Portion of the Revolutionary Diary of Captain Paul Brigham
Edited by Edward A. Hoyt, vol. 34, no. 1 (January 1966): 3-30.

Levi Woodbury's Week in Vermont, May 1819
Introduction by H. B. Fant, vol. 34, no. 1 (January 1966): 36-62.

Elijah Remington, The Castleton Counterfeiter
Gwilym R. Roberts, vol. 34, no. 1 (January 1966): 66-69.

A Vermont Republican Urges War: Royall Tyler, 1812, and the Safety of Republican Government
Roger H. Brown, vol. 36, no. 1 (Winter 1968): 13-18.

Jonathan Carpenter and the American Revolution: The Journal of an American Naval Prisoner of War and Vermont Indian Fighter
John K. Alexander, vol. 36, no. 2 (Spring 1968): 74-90.

The Contest for Isle aux Noix, 1759-1760: A Case Study in the Fall of New France
David Lee, vol. 37, no. 2 (Spring 1969): 96-107.

Early Roads and Taverns of the Champlain Valley
Allan S. Everest, vol. 37, no. 4 (Autumn 1969): 247-255

Smuggling into Canada: How the Champlain Valley Defied Jefferson's Embargo
H. N. Muller, vol. 38, no. 1 (Winter 1970): 5-21.

Exciting Times in Orleans County ... Smuggling in 1813-1814: A Personal Reminiscence
vol. 38, no. 1 (Winter 1970): 22-26.

The Diaries of Malvina Arthur: Windows Into The Past of Our 21st President
Thomas C. Reeves, vol. 38, no. 3 (Summer 1970): 177-188.

Chautauqua Week in Lyndonville: A Description Written in 1915
Dorothy C. Walter, vol. 38, no. 3 (Summer 1970): 200-203.

John Wolcott Phelps: The Civil War General Who Became a Forgotten Presidential Candidate in 1880
John McClaughry, vol. 38, no. 4 (Autumn 1970): 263-290.

The Mystery of Chester Alan Arthur's Birthplace
Thomas C. Reeves, vol. 38, no. 4 (Autumn 1970): 291-304.

Edmunds' Contrivance: Senator George Edmunds of Vermont and the Electoral Compromise of 1877
Norbert Kuntz, vol. 38, no. 4 (Autumn 1970): 305-315.

William A. Howard and the Nomination of Rutherford B. Hayes for the Presidency
Dorothy L. Moore, vol. 38, no. 4 (Autumn 1970): 316-319.

Coolidge's Delivery: Everybody Liked It
Arthur F. Fleser, vol. 38, no. 4 (Autumn 1970): 320-325.
Reprinted from Southern Speech Journal (Winter 1966)

The World is Becoming a Single Room: Sho Nemoto's Years in Vermont and Japan
Betty Bandel, vol. 39, no. 1 (Winter 1971): 72-76.

Elizabeth Whitmore: Midwife of Marlboro
Priscilla Smith Botti, vol. 39, no. 2 (Spring 1971): 98-100.

Floating A Lumber Raft To Quebec City, 1805: The Journal of Guy Catlin of Burlington
H. N. Muller, vol. 39, no. 2 (Spring 1971): 116-124.

Louis Moreau Gottschalk's Visit to Vermont in 1862
Jane Ambrose, vol. 39, no. 2 (Spring 1971): 125-127.

Vermont's Traditional Republicanism Vs. The New Deal: Warren R. Austin and The Election of 1934
George T. Mazuzan, vol. 39, no. 2 (Spring 1971): 128-141.

Patterns of Dissent: Vermont's Opposition to the War of 1812
Edward Brynn, vol. 40, no. 1 (Winter 1972): 10-27.

Excerpts from John Howe's "Smuggler's Journal"
Introduction by Neil R. Stout, vol. 40, no. 4 (Autumn 1972): 262-270.

An Independent Voice: A Mill Girl from Vermont Speaks Her Mind
Submitted by Loriman S. Brigham, vol. 41, no. 3 (Summer 1973): 142-146.

George White – Vermont's "Unknown Artist"
Carl Taylor, Jr., vol. 42, no. 1 (Winter 1974): 3-11.

Gallic Place-Names for Vermont, 1785
John Leighly, vol. 42, no. 1 (Winter 1974): 12-21

Royall Tyler and the University of Vermont
Marius B. Peladeau, vol. 42, no. 1 (Winter 1974): 22-33

Laying Up Treasures in Heaven and Collecting Debts on Earth: A Vermont Banker Asks for His Money, 1834
An Original Letter by Thomas Emerson, vol. 42, no. 1 (Winter 1974): 34-35

A Doctor's Life in Island Pond, 1873: The Diary of Harvey Coe
Porter H. Dale, vol. 42, no. 1 (Winter 1974): 36-43

The Landlord at Lion's Head: William Dean Howells' Use of the Vermont Scene
Paul A. Eschholz, vol. 42, no. 1 (Winter 1974): 44-47

Immigrants from Eastern Europe: The Carpatho-Rusyn Community of Proctor, Vermont
Paul R. Magocsi, vol. 42, no. 1 (Winter 1974): 48-52

Asher Benjamin as an Architect in Windsor, Vermont
John Quinan, vol. 42, no. 3 (Summer 1974): 181-194.

An Invasion of Strong-Minded Women: The Newspapers and the Woman Suffrage Campaign in Vermont in 1870
Deborah P. Clifford, vol. 43, no. 1, (Winter 1975): 1-19

Benning Wentworth's Claims in the New Hampshire-New York Border Congroversy: A Case of Twenty-Twenty Hindsight?
Allan R. Raymond, vol. 43, no. 1, (Winter 1975): 20-32

John Godfrey Saxe: The Poet as Politician, 1859
John Buechler, vol. 43, no. 1, (Winter 1975): 33-43

Vermont as a Resort Area in the Nineteenth Century
Louise B. Roomet, vol. 44, no. 1 (Winter 1976): 1-13.

The Selling of Vermont: From Agriculture to Tourism, 1860-1910
Andrea Rebek, vol. 44, no. 1 (Winter 1976): 14-27.

Calvin Coolidge and the Advent of Radio Politics
John L. Blair, vol. 44, no. 1 (Winter 1976): 28-37.

Reducing the Time-Lock in the Vermont Constitution: An Analysis of the 1974 Referendum
Frank M. Bryan, vol. 44, no. 1 (Winter 1976): 38-47.

A "Traitorous and Diabolical Traffic:" The Commerce of the Champlain-Richelieu Corridor During the War of 1812
H. N. Muller III, vol. 44, no. 2 (Spring 1976): 78-96.

The British Secret Service in the Champlain Valley During the Haldimand Negotiations, 1780-1783
Ian C. Pemberton, vol. 44, no. 3 (Summer 1976): 129-140

The British Secret Service and the Attempt to Kidnap General Jacob Bayley of Newbury, Vermont, 1782
J. Robert Maguire, vol. 44, no. 3 (Summer 1976): 141-167

Inspiration and Perspiration: Vermont and the Thomsonian Cure for Illness
Charles T. Morrissey & Wesley Herwig, vol. 44, no. 4 (Fall 1976): 222-227

Vermont and the British Emporium, 1765-1865
Edward Brynn, vol. 45, no. 1 (Winter 1977): 5-30

Vermont Attitudes Toward Slavery: The Need for a Closer Look
J. Kevin Graffagnino, vol. 45, no. 1 (Winter 1977): 31-34

Uncle Tom's Cabin and Vermont
George B. Bryan, vol. 45, no. 1 (Winter 1977): 35-37

George P. Peters' Version of the Battle of Tippecanoe (November 7, 1811)
Edited by Richard G. Carlson, vol. 45, no. 1 (Winter 1977): 38-43

Toward a History of Women in Vermont: An Essay & Bibliography
Faith L. Pepe, vol. 45, no. 2 (Spring 1977): 69-101

Dark Mountain: H. P. Lovecraft and the 'Vermont Horror'
Alan S. Wheelock, vol. 45, no. 4 (Fall 1977): 221-228.

Jedidiah Burchard and Vermont's "New Measure" Revivals: Social Adjustment and the Quest for Unity
H. N. Muller, III and John J. Duffy, vol. 46, no. 1 (Winter 1978): 5-20

A Ballad of Rogers' Retreat
Edited by T. D. Seymour Bassett, vol. 46, no. 1 (Winter 1978): 21-23

The Civillian Conservation Corps in Vermont
Frederick W. Stetson, vol. 46, no. 1 (Winter 1978): 24-42

What Did He Really Say? The "Aiken Formula" for Vietnam Revisited
Mark A. Stoler, vol. 46, no. 2 (Spring 1978): 100-108.

Vermont's Stone Chambers: Their Myth and Their History
Giovanna Neudorfer, vol. 47, no. 2 (Spring 1979): 79-148.
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The Drive For Women's Municipal Suffrage In Vermont
Deborah P. Clifford, vol. 47, no. 3 (Summer 1979): 173-190.

In Italy With Mr. and Mrs. George Perkins Marsh
Tom Daniels, vol. 47, no. 3 (Summer 1979): 191-195.

Zadock Thompson and the Story of Vermont
J. Kevin Graffagnino, vol. 47, no. 4 (Fall 1979): 237-257.

The Liberty Party in Vermont, 1840-1848: The Forgotten Abolitionists
Reinhard O. Johnson, vol. 47, no. 4 (Fall 1979): 258-275.

The Vermont Education of Taraknath Das: An Episode in British-American-Indian Relations
Ronald Spector, vol. 48, no. 2 (Spring 1980): 89-95.

The United States Customs Boat Patrol on Lake Champlain During the Prohibition Era
A. Bradley Soule, M.D., vol. 48, no. 3 (Summer 1980): 133-143.

Republican Vermont: An Eroding Tradition
Edited by D. Gregory Sanford, vol. 48, no. 4 (Fall 1980): 197-224.

You Can't Get There from Here: The Presidential Boomlet for Governor George D. Aiken, 1937-1939
D. Gregory Sanford, vol. 49, no. 4 (Fall 1981): 197-208.

Broadside Illustrations of the Jeffersonian-Federalist Conflict in Vermont, 1809-1816
John J. Duffy, vol. 49, no. 4 (Fall 1981): 209-222.

"The 3rd Vermont has won a name:" Corporal George Q. French's Account of the Battle of Lee's Mills, Virginia
Albert C. Eisenberg, vol. 49, no. 4 (Fall 1981): 223-231.

Humanities' Needs Deserve Our Fortune: Mary Martha Fletcher and the Fletcher Family Benevolences
Lilian Baker Carlisle, vol. 50, no. 3 (Summer 1982): 133-142.

The Rural Franco-American in Vermont
Peter Woolfson, vol. 50, no. 3 (Summer 1982): 151-162.

Stone Chambers, Indians and Astronomy: A Critique of Vermont's Stone Chambers
Byron E. Dix and James W. Mavor, Jr, vol. 50, no. 3 (Summer 1982) 181-191.

The Plank Framed House in Northeastern Vermont
Jan Leo Lewandoski, vol. 53, no. 2 (Spring 1985): 104-121.

"Little Republics:" The Structure of State Politics in Vermont, 1854-1920
Samuel B. Hand, Jeffrey D. Marshall, and D. Gregory Sanford, vol. 53, no. 3 (Summer 1985): 141-166.

"Years of Struggle": The Irish in the Village of Northfield, 1845-1900
Gene Sessions, vol. 55, no. 2 (Spring 1987): 69-95

An Incident Not Known to History: Squire Ferris and Benedict Arnold at Ferris Bay, October 13, 1776
Art Cohn, vol. 55, no.2 (Spring 1987): 97-112

Middlebury's Marble Fireplaces
Glenn M. Andres, vol. 55, no. 4 (Fall 1987): 197-211.

Samuel Thomson's Botanic System: Alternate Medicine in Early Nineteenth Century Vermont
Joanna Smith Weinstock, vol. 56, no. 1 (Winter 1988): 5-22.

Women's History: The State of the Art
Constance M. McGovern, vol. 56, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 69-83

Middle-Class Women and Civic Improvement in Burlington, 1865-1890
Marshall True, vol. 56, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 112-127

Women in Vermont: A Bibliography
Marilyn S. Blackwell, vol. 56, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 84-101

Frances Frost, 1905-1959, Sketch of a Vermont Poet
Margaret Edwards, vol. 56, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 102-111

Book Reviews; Families and Children: The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, Annual Proceedings, 1985
Peter and Jane Montague Benes, vol. 56, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 128-136

The Intellectual Legacy of Justice Thomas Hayes
Samuel B. Hand, vol. 56, no. 3 (Summer 1988): 141-146.

Clio in the Courtroom
Thomas L. Hayes, vol. 56, no. 3 (Summer 1988): 147-154.

Works of Historical Faith: Or, Who Wrote Reason The Only Oracle of Man?
Michael A. Bellesiles, vol. 57, no. 1 (Winter 1989): 69-83.

Community-Building in Uncertain Times: The French Canadians of Burlington and Colchester, 1850-1890
Betsy Beattie, vol. 57, no. 1 (Winter 1989): 84-102.

"Remember the Poor" (Galatians 2:10): Poor Farms in Vermont
Steven R. Hoffbeck, vol. 57, no. 4 (Fall 1989): 226-240.

Hardwick on the Map, 1895-1915: Industrialization in Direct Democracy
Elizabeth H. Dow, vol. 58, no. 4 (Fall 1990): 221-249.

Vermonters and the Lower Canadian Rebellions of 1837-1838
Jean-Paul Bernard, vol. 58, no. 4 (Fall 1990): 250-263.

"The Curse of Our Trade": Occupational Disease in a Vermont Granite Town
Wendy Richardson, vol. 60, no. 1 (Winter 1992): 5-28

Espionage in Windsor: Clarence H. Waldron and Patriotism in World War I
Gene Sessions, vol. 61, no. 3 (Summer 1993): 133-155.

From Degeneration to Regeneration: The Eugenics Survey of Vermont, 1925-1936
Kevin Dann, vol. 59, no. 1 (Winter 1991): 5-29.

With Banner, Gun, and Sword: Marshall Harvey Twitchell and the 4th Vermont Regiment Go to War
Ted Tunnell, vol. 59, no. 2 (Spring 1991): 69-84

Migrants and Millworkers: The French Canadian Population of Burlington and Colchester, 1860-1870
Betsy Beattie, vol. 60, no. 2 (Spring 1992): 95-117.

Sarah Cleghorn, Antivivisection, and Victorian Sensitivity About Pain and Cruelty
Craig Buettinger, vol. 62, no. 2 (Spring 1994): 88-100

A New Look at Vermont's Oldest Art: Understanding the Bellows Falls Petroglyphs
William A. Haviland and Marjory W. Power, vol. 62, no. 4 (Fall 1994): 197-213

The Calvin Coolidge Inauguration Revisited: An Eyewitness Account by Congressman Porter H. Dale
Christopher D. Dale and Porter H. Dale II, vol. 62, no.4 (Fall 1994): 214-222

No Parking: Vermont Rejects the Green Mountain Parkway
Hannah Silverstein, vol. 63, no. 3 (Summer 1995): 133-157.

James Taylor's Progressive Vision: The Green Mountain Parkway
Hal Goldman, vol. 63, no. 3 (Summer 1995): 158-179.

A Most Unsettled Time on Lake Champlain: The October 1776 Journal of Jahiel Stewart
Donald Wickman, editor, vol. 64, no. 2 (Spring 1996): 89-98.

Propaganda, Pestilence, and Prosperity: Burlington's Camptown Days During the War of 1812
Karen Stites Campbell, vol. 64, no. 3 (Summer 1996): 133-158.
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Adoption and the Law in Vermont, 1804-1863: An Introductory Essay
Edward A. Hoyt, Michael Sherman, vol. 64, no. 3 (Summer 1996): 159-173.

Scots Among the Yankees: The Settlement of Craftsbury East Hill
Bruce P. Shields, vol. 64, no. 3 (Summer 1996): 174-183.

Green Mountain Insurgency: Transformation of New York's Forty-Year Land War
Donald A. Smith, vol. 64, no. 4 (Fall 1996): 197-231.
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The Evolution of the Vermont Tax System
Paul Gillies, vol. 65, no. 1&2 (Winter/Spring 1997): 26-44.

Accidental Tourists: Visitors to the Mount Mansfield Summit House in the Late Nineteenth Century
Dona Brown, vol. 65, no. 3&4 (Summer/Fall 1997): 117-130

"A Desirable Class of People": The Leadership of the Green Mountain Club and Social Exclusivity, 1920-1936.
Hal Goldman, vol. 65, no. 3&4 (Summer/Fall 1997): 131-152.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher's "Tourists Accommodated" and Her Other Promotions of Vermont
Ida H. Washington, vol. 65, no. 3&4 (Summer/Fall 1997): 153-164

A Vermonter on the Trail of Tears, 1830-1837.
Brett E. Whalen, vol. 66, no. 1&2 (Winter/Spring 1998): 31-38.

"Will's Panther Club": Reverend William J. Ballou, The Irrepressible and Uncompromising Order of Pantherites, and Chester Vermont, Catamount-Sighting Controversy, 1934-1936
Thomas L. Altherr, vol. 66, no. 1&2 (Winter/Spring 1998): 5-31

A German Perspective on the American Attempt to Recapture the British Forts at Ticonderoga and Mount Independence on September 18, 1777
Ronald F. Kingsley and Helga Doblin, vol. 67, no. 1&2 (Winter/Spring 1999): 5-26

Vermont's Nineteenth-Century Civil Religion
T. D. Seymour Bassett, vol. 67, no. 1&2 (Winter/Spring 1999): 27-53