Brattleboro History


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Cutler Block, Main Street, Opposite Elliot Street

Stereoview Taken By Caleb L. Howe In 1879


Thomas St. John

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Brattleboro Post Cards And Photographs



Thomas Martin Easterly, John Lyman Lovell, Caleb Lysander Howe, John C. Howe, George Harper Houghton, Willis Herbert Phillips, Jason Ward Prouty, David A. Henry, Arthur Damon Wyatt, Delano Dana Dunklee.


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Main Street In Autumn 1866

George Harper Houghton



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Civil War Hospital

Officer Of The Guards Quarters, Chapel, Assistant Surgeons' Quarters

Corner Atwood And Sunny Acres, High School Grounds


Civil War Hospital presents extensive photographs and details Brattleboro life during the War of the Rebellion. Here are the barracks, the first winter's mutiny, the quinine in the soup, patient lists, searching for spruce gum, the womens' soldier relief, the military exhibition at the Town Hall, the accidents, the pest house, the backgammon board, the medicinal cherry rum brandy recipe, the postal service, the chapel, the library, the sword presentation to the surgeons, drawings, maps, soldiers' and officers' records and speeches, the Invalid Corps on the Common on the long wooden benches, and the great achievements on "Hospital Hill".


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Seth Smith's House, From The West


Seth Smith's House describes the familiar landmark on Western Avenue, now possibly threatened---and the Smith grist mill, and the first road and bridge across the Whetstone Brook there. Seth Smith was a Minute Man during the Revolution and a Yorkist afterwards. Ethan Allen came this way. Seth Smith's niece was Chloe Smith, Mrs. Rutherford Hayes, the grandmother of President Rutherford Birchard Hayes. Seth Smith's grandson was Jedediah Smith, the famed mountain man and explorer in the West, who was killed by Comanche lances on May 27, 1831.


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Colonel John Hunt Farm, Cotton Mill Hill, Simon Brooks Farm

View From New Hampshire Across Connecticut River


The Fort Dummer Site is a wonderful introduction to how the Fort Dummer area has looked and changed over the years---the artifacts, roads, farms, the detailed maps constructed from the land records.


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Mammoth Tusk describes the discovery of this fossil on what is now called Solar Hill or Harris Hill in September 1865. A reference in the land records to "Blake's pasture", and the presence of white quartz intrusions in the blue limestone on the north of Western Avenue, disproved the notion that this tusk was found in Wilson's Woods near the high school.


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The Brooks Library 1905


The Old Brooks Library is a long pictorial history and virtual tour of the elegant, beloved American library on Main Street that was torn down over forty years ago. The paintings, antiques, collections, historical documents, papers, furniture, and memorabilia represented here have been greatly vandalized, stolen, and outright destroyed, to enforce a corrupt and hostile political agenda. There is a steady "gifting" to the predatory chop shop known as the "Brattleboro Historical Society". This deliberate, ugly attack on Brattleboro's rich historic records cannot now be repaired. And yet, it is important to remember when Brattleboro once had a popular, beautiful, Christian, honest, and free library.


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Levi Goodenough Farm


The Levi Goodenough Farm is an architectural treasure on the Goodenough Road in West Brattleboro, built in 1783, and never wired for electricity. Rev. Hosea Ballou, 2d preached sermons in its large attic for the early Brattleboro Universalists. The writer H. P. Lovecraft visited Arthur H. Goodenough there during 1927-1928 and his house was the setting for the classic horror tale "The Whisperer in Darkness".


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Engd by Thos. Chubbuck, Bratto


The Brattleboro Stamp describes Dr. Frederick N. Palmer---music teacher, dentist, bookseller, and Brattleboro postmaster, who invented the famous 1846 provisional stamp, and finally, a life-long homeopathic physician. The scores for five waltzes and one rollicking polka that Frederick N. Palmer composed in Brattleboro, and published in Boston in 1844 are presented here as originally published, and soon orchestrations for piano, organ, and five-piece band will be available, complete with scores and notes, from Lin Barrell of Illinois---


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Polka #6 Score For Piano

Courtesy Of Lin Barrell


William A. Conant Violins concerns the violin maker, master craftsman who lived on Canal Street for so long at his labor, who was taught first by cabinetmaker Anthony Van Doorn, then by John Woodbury, and finally praised by the great Remini, concert violinist. Learn more about William Conant violins and cellos.


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Woman In Black At Monument To James Fisk, Jr.


Brattleboro Epitaphs is a collection of over two hundred epitaphs, with their inscriptions, and photographs from the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Locust Ridge, Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery, Glen Street (Old Village), and the Mather Street cemeteries.


Our stonecutters are Ebenezer Soule, Sr. and his son Ivory Soule from Hinsdale, New Hampshire, Henry Ide and George H. Ide, John and Henry Locke, Ebenezer Janes, Stephen Risley, Jr., and Nathaniel Kittredge.


All the inscriptions here are recorded accurately for the first time---the spellings, the precise lining, the chiselling errors, and the superscripts, as, Feby, Esqr, Daur, and ye & the inevitable yt---


In Memory of Mrs
Susanna Butterfield the wife
of Benjamin Butterfield Esqr
She Departed this life Novemr
Ye 29 1776 in the 48th
Year of her Age --
She was born in Sept ye 22d 1729


Winifred Hadley was a well-liked young seamstress who died at age seventeen, of typhoid fever, while attending school in Boston. The Brattleboro monument depicts her sitting pensively over her piecework.


Stephen Risley's Tombstones concerns the stonecutter who came from East Hartford, Connecticut in 1806 with his wife Polly, to conduct an engraving shop on the Turnpike (Western Avenue) at the corner by the North and South Mill-Road (Meadowbrook Road).


The Lost Cemetery On High Street is the account of the 1891 discovery of the abandoned burying ground for the Church and Whipple families.


The Brattleboro Retreat Cemetery gives the story of Sarah Culy, who died in 1854 after composing an epitaph based upon the Book of Job for chiselling into her rare soapstone gravestone, which addresses her husband Hezekiah.


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The Old Brick Row And The American House In 1907


William Fessenden's Brattleboro Bookstore And Circulating Library follows the large two-and-a-half story brick building from its erection in 1810 on Main Street just north of the former Stephen Greenleaf homestead site and the American House, through its years as the "Brick Row" with its prominent merchant tenants, to its last days as the "Salisbury Block" and its destruction in April 1924.


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Gen. John Wolcott Phelps

Jason W. Prouty Cabinet Card


Gen. John Wolcott Phelps can make any historian ponder "the strange mutability of human affairs". An immensely likable, and equally influential man, John W. Phelps lived in a Greek Revival house, one door north from the High School, which he called "The Lindens". John Phelps sold "The Lindens" on July 13, 1882 to School District No. 2, and it then served as the Intermediate school for eighty or ninety students until it was removed, beginning in May 1884---lock, stock, and barrel---to where it stands today on the south side of Grove Street. Henry Burnham purchased the main parts of the old high school and set them down for a tenement, along the north side of Grove Street.


Rev. Jedediah Stark, the long-time serving pastor for the First Congregational Church in West Brattleboro, spoke with his congregation throughout the 1820's. His entirely forgotten history of the early settlement of Brattleboro begins in 1768 with the description of an Indian dance ring, poles, and fireplaces at a location near Cedar Street.


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Edward Crosby's Flour Mill In Summer 1857

New Connecticut River Bridge Partly Built

Robert Pender's Fort On Wantastiquet Peak


Wantastiquet History And Mine Mountain shows many new sides to that old rocky eminence across the Connecticut River. The furious mash-fed boar that escaped from the Thomas farm out the Putney road that gave the name to the mountain's cascading Hog Brook. The description of Wantastiquet in the summer of 1827 by Temperance Tidy, the seventh daughter of an early settler.


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Brattleboro Reporter February 25. 1803


The John Thomas Farm lay along the Putney Road south from Black Mountain Road. Good English malt brewed here two hundred years ago.


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Rutherford Hayes Tavern, First Floor Fireside


The Rutherford Hayes Tavern, was on the old road to Marlboro, corner Greenleaf Street, with mine hostess Chloe Smith Hayes and Polly her daughter conducting a place of strict propriety, with its ballroom on the second floor.


The Rev. William Wells Farm is described in detail by a traveller passing by in 1796. The house was built by Colonel Samuel Wells in 1773. It later served as a summer lodging for the Brattleboro Retreat's women patients. The celebrated Cold Spring provided pure water for Rev. Wells' malt distillery.


Old Jimmie Barnes And Sukie and Old Jimmie Barnes' Tale are two accounts, one given by Brattleboro's first popular historian, Henry Burnham, and another by William E. Ryther, Vermont Phoenix editor.


Henry Burnham's original series of twelve articles were published in the Vermont Phoenix starting in March 1866. "Old Jimmie Barnes and Sukie" is half way between Burnham's first lecture in February 1858 for the benefit of the Episcopal Church fund, and his final lively book, "Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont. Early History, with Biographical Sketches of some of its Citizens" (Brattleboro: Published By D. Leonard, 1880).


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After The Connecticut River Flood In 1869

John L. Putnam's Toll House


Connecticut River Bridge 1804 gathers the scattered sources that describe the first bridge from Brattleboro across to Hinsdale, and its disastrous dedication ceremony, and its speechifying local magnates.


Service For Abraham Lincoln is the complete text for the highly-charged, lyrical service given at the Centre Congregational Church by Rev. George Palmer Tyler for the fallen President, along with articles that describe the cannon-fire, and how Brattleboro looked in mourning that April 1865.


Brattleboro Black History


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Charles H. Eddy, Grocery, Flat Street, June 1906 Advertisement


Orion Clark was the popular long-time barber in Elliot Street, and also an entrepreneur.


Black History In Brattleboro is Anne Dempsey's "Special to the Reformer" series in six parts during February 1994. Here are the forgotten black residents---the first black landowner, fugitive slaves, barbers, the women, the soldiers. There is an array of enjoyable research here.


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Frost Mansion On Flat Street

Charles C. Frost's Shoemaker's Shop And Slave Safe House


Fugitive Slaves On Flat Street concerns the only reliably documented station on the Underground Railroad in Brattleboro. Charles C. Frost sheltered roughly forty fugitive slaves at his house and shoe shop on the south side of Flat Street, successfully concealing his activity even from friends for two decades.


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Vermont Record And Farmer, October 14, 1868.


John G. Sugland worked in Brattleboro as a woodcutter along the railroad tracks after serving with the Massachusetts 54th Infantry (Colored) in the Civil War, helping Gen. William T. Sherman's march through South Carolina. Private Sugland's letter written on May 20, 1864 from Charleston, South Carolina to Addison Whithead in Vernon, Vermont is here.


Jacob Cartledge escaped on the Underground Railroad from cruelty in Georgia, then enlisted for three years as a private in the 43rd Pennsylvania Regiment. Jake came to Brattleboro in 1879, chopped wood, and worked for the Barrows Coal Company.


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Vermont Record And Farmer, May 27, 1870.

"There are few men on the street who will not miss his ready hands and ready wit."

Vermont Phoenix, June 22, 1877.


Andrew Johnson Reed met Col. John S. Tyler and Assistant Surgeon George F. Gale of Brattleboro in Virginia.


Alexander And Sally Turner established his Journey's End homestead after escaping from the Virginia plantation of John Gouldin, serving in the First New Jersey Cavalry as assistant cook and hospital orderly, and raising his great family in Grafton.


Elliot Street Chapel Riot 1837 concerns the disruptions at the Church on the Common chapel which was built three years before, and now stands on Spring Street.


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Vermont Phoenix, May 28, 1869.


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Nathan B. Williston's House

Drawn By Henry E. Brewster On Tuesday, April 30th, 1850

One Door North Of The Williston Stone Building

Main Street, East Side, Looking North-West


The Henry E. Brewster Diary describes Brattleboro during 1850-1851 from the viewpoint of an active and alert youngster. Henry Brewster was the adopted nephew of Caroline Brewster, Mrs. Nathan Birdseye Williston.


More Brattleboro History Links


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West River Bridge, Walk Your Horses


Connecticut River Forts

Arms, Clark & Company, Apothecary

The First Meeting House

Dr. William Wells, His Drowning Sermon In 1797

Samuel Elliot Opposes The War Of 1812

The Old County Road Schoolhouse

Stephen Greenleaf Jr. Describes The Early East Village

Jonathan Dunklee's County Road

The John W. Blake Mansion

The Brattleboro House Arson Fire In 1869

Meeting House Hill Cemetery In 1880

The Mansion "Lindenhurst"

Jason Bushnell's Museum


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Early Stereoview By Delano Dana Dunklee

Looking South On Asylum Street, Now Linden Street


Town Hall Antique Show 1857

Joshua Davis Powder Horn 1776

Valley Fair Antiques Show 1890

Fairbank Moore Powder Horn 1777

Robert Pender's Indian Hatchet

Elizabeth Amanda Miner And Dr. Charles L. Smith


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West River Road

Photograph 1911 By Porter C. Thayer

Used By Permission From Porter Thayer Collection - University Of Vermont


Soldiers' Cemetery On Prospect Hill

John Noyes Mead 1850

John W. Phelps Visits Meeting House Hill

Moses Platts Drowns 1816

Prospect Hill Cemetery 1840

Prospect Hill Cemetery 1844


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C. Barnard's Map No. 5 For The United States Army Corps Of Engineers 1830


Church On The Common 1816

Thanksgiving Sermon 1844

First Catholic Church 1855

Church On The Common 1832

Rev. Thomas P. Tyler Christmas Sermon 1876

John Wolcott Phelps On Connecticut River Fog


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Salisbury's Hotel Restaurant, Charles A. Tripp Watchmaker Jeweller

A. L. Pettee, Dentist, Barber Shop Pole, Thomas Judge House, Gun-Smith


Old Covered Bridge 1903

Boat Club 1860

Connecticut River Flatboat 1814

Steamboat "Greenfield" Explosion 1840


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John Douglas Woodward

Drawing For Boxwood Block Engraving 1873


Fred C. Leitsinger's Cornet Boys' Band

John Holbrook's Witch Stairs

July The Fourth Celebrations

Old Mother Honeywell

Major Henry Smith 1845

Elliot Street Arson Fire 1886

Masquerade Ball 1887

An Evening In Brattleboro 1874


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Centre Congregational Church Balcony

Church On The Common Registered Historic Site

Photograph Taken Before Vandalizing


Meteor Shower 1833

Meteor Over Connecticut River 1860

Irish Flag 1873


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Indian Rock, Petroglyphs In Brattleboro

Photograph Taken In 1866, In Detail


Brooks House Party 1896

Thomas Stores 1815

Printer's Devil 1834

Raphael Tapestry 1843

The Harp in the Wall 1851


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James Fisk Jr. Monument


Stella Brazzi

H. M. S. Pinafore 1879

Brattleboro East Village 1753--1795

Enoch Jacobs' Marlboro History 1879


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Adjusting The Off Wheel

Main Street In Front Of Frank Harris House

Larkin G. Mead's House, Center


Major John Arms 1762

Stephen Greenleaf Senior's Lands

Thomas Brattle 1722

Samuel Wells Land Deed 1770

Town Meeting 1768


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Seventh Vermont Regiment Stacked Muskets, August 26, 1864

Street Boys Help Guard Muskets Outside Town Hall

George Harper Houghton Photograph In Detail


Town Meeting Halls

Early Times In Brattleboro

Daniel Whipple, Vermont Census 1771

Early Town Records 1768

Ebenezer Fisher Arrested 1769

Samuel Elliot On Newfane Hill

Cold Spring

Albert Bennet Farm

Clark Rice Farm 1848


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Dentist Sign, Irritated Horse


Ginseng Hill 1902

Samuel Briggs 1798

Stephen Greenleaf's Toast 1821

Josiah Arms West River Farm 1804

General John W. Phelps "The Lindens"

Samuel Wells House 1773

The Elliot Street Chapel

Granite Block, Main Street


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Dr. Wesselhoeft in "Rappaccini's Daughter"

Judge Royall Tyler in The House of the Seven Gables

Una Hawthorne in Brown's Woods 1868

Henry Burnham "Reminicences" 1866

Helen Hunt Jackson's Sojourn 1865

Rudyard Kipling Memory 1894

Davis Brown "Newfane Hermit" 1872

Louisa Higginson's Railroad Song 1849

Henry David Thoreau's Panther 1856

Emily Dickinson Daguerreotype 1848


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January 1872 Advertisement


Steen's Corner

The Lottery 1827

Granite Block 1840

East Village Common

Edward Crosby Block 1873


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Three Bridges In Summer 1909 After April Flooding By Vernon Dam


Anthony Van Doorn House Fire 1848

Ryther's Arcade 1884

Billiard Saloon 1860

Main Street 1854

Cannon On The Common 1899

Squabble Hollow 1850


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"History and Description of New England: Vermont"

Austin Jacobs Coolidge and John Brainard Mansfield

Boston: Austin J. Coolidge, 39 Court Street, Press of Geo. C. Rand, 1860.


Wesselhoeft Water Cure 1847

Elliot Street Smallpox 1848

Dr. Daniel Gilbert 1846

Brattleboro Retreat X-Ray 1899

Dr. Arms D. Putnam

The Valley Mill, Bridge Street

Charles L. Gunzinger, Artist

William Stow, Hatter

Charles Thompson's Recollections

James Fisk Procession 1858


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North Main Street Area, May 1856

Central School, John Wolcott Phelps House, Ferdinand Tyler House


James H. Capen Telegraph 1851

Brattleboro In 1824

Jacob Estey's Lead Pipes 1835

Arch Street Water Wheel 1840

Village Business Directory 1833

Rufus Pratt Meat Market 1844

West Brattleboro 1870

Franklin H. Wheeler's Reminicences

Horse Railroad 1828

John Gore Steam Wagon 1837

John Burnham Brass Foundry

Seth Wells Cheney, John Cheney

Old Shoe Peg Factory

Caleb Lysander Howe

Harmony Lot

Jonas Putnam


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James Capen House At Left, Prospect Hill Cemetery, 1860 Engraving


Willard H. Alexander

Annie L. Grout

Otis H. Cooley Daguerreotype 1847

Eliphaz "Old Blind" Johnson

Charles Kellogg Wood, Circus Horseman

Elizabeth Amanda Miner And Dr. Charles L. Smith


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Flora M. Sargent 1895

Gertrude Lucy Miller 1907

Dummerston Courtship 1824

Myra Morgan 1903

Tribute To Thomas Judge

Frank Van Doorn

William Gould

Edward Gould


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Hall's Long Building


Rattlesnakes On Wantastiquet

Asa Knight Store 1840

Peregrine Falcon 1858

Hydrophobia 1847

Horses On Main Street 1891

Pike Fishing 1848


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Early School Districts

District No. 7 Schoolhouse

West Brattleboro Society

Buffalo Soldiers In Brattleboro 1912

Samuel B. Wells Recollects Anti-Slavery 1889


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Theodore H. Taylor's Drug-Hardware-Grocery Store

Hall's Long Building 1849

Formerly The Post Office


Old Footpaths In The Village 1850

Elm Street Covered Bridge 1873

Brattleboro House 1870


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West Brattleboro Common 1785

Old Stagecoach Days

Ancient Highway Surveys

William Harris' Footpads 1817

Anthony Jones Hotel On Newfane Hill

Vermont House

General John Wolcott Phelps

Capt. Dennie W. Farr, 4th Vermont Regiment

Civil War Fiddle 1864

Green Mountain Boys 1775

Brattleboro Light Infantry

Samuel Moore Letter 1810

Converting The Copperheads 1861

Daniel B. Stedman Civil War Letters

Stephen Greenleaf's War Pension 1838

Gettysburg Battlefield Fence Rails

Capt. Robert B. Arms Letter Home July 5, 1863

Peter S. Chase In The Wilderness

Centennial Antiques Show 1876

The First Ballot Box 1759

John Sargeant Family Bible 1752

Cardiff Giant In Revere House 1871


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Thomas St. John


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I have included here the following links to my own writing, because that work is not entirely irrelevant for any resident in Brattleboro---


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Nathaniel Hawthorne


Nathaniel Hawthorne created two famous literary villains, both modelled upon two very prominent men resident in Brattleboro, Dr. Robert Wesselhoeft and more importantly, Judge Royall Tyler.


Links to http://www.hawthornessevengables.com---


Nathaniel Hawthorne On Beacon Hill contains an account of the corrupt Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon, based upon Judge Royall Tyler, in "The House of the Seven Gables"---Hawthorne's literary reconciliation of crimes committed against his wife Sophia's family.


Dr. Robert Wesselhoeft became the evil figure in the tale "Rappaccini's Daughter" because Hawthorne considered him to be a villain, following an excessively invasive treatment of his wife Sophia. William Wesselhoeft, the hydropath's brother, was the Hawthorne family doctor.


Elizabeth Hunt Palmer, who lived and died here in Brattleboro with her daughter Mary Palmer Tyler, was the model for Nathaniel Hawthorne's character Hepzibah Pyncheon in The House of the Seven Gables.


Una Hawthorne in Brown's Woods recalls Una's visit here in May, 1868, when she was engaged to Storrow Higginson. Una's letter to Storrow is a botanical description of the Rev. Addison Brown's Woods, from Chase Street to the Chestnut Hill pond---following in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau's walk here in 1856.


Hawthorne And Melville is another fine chapter from "Nathaniel Hawthorne: Studies in The House of the Seven Gables".


Indian-Hating In The Wizard Of Oz is probably my best-known work, concerning the political journalist and editor Lyman Frank Baum's invention of racial symbols for his Oz fantasy, following the Wounded Knee massacre when he was living in nearby Aberdeen in the Dakota Territory.


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Dr. John Wilson

T. Covil Daguerreotype About 1842

Owned By Amasa Buckman

Kept Faced Toward A Wall


Dr. John Wilson, Captain Thunderbolt contains research about the reformed highwayman called Captain Thunderbolt, who had a L500 price on his head in Great Britain in the starvation year 1816.


Dr. John Wilson's Round Schoolhouse A pictorial and architectural history of the Brookline, Vermont tourist attraction.


Dr. John Wilson, Probate Records contains the names of creditors and debtors to Dr. Wilson's estate, often with the reason stated, as well as a complete inventory of hundreds of items remaining in the Vernon road house, saw mill, and barn.


Dr. John Wilson's House In Newfane in the village called Williamsville.


Dr. John Wilson, Captain Seth Briggs describes Dr. Wilson's treatments for Capt. Seth Briggs of West Dummerston, including electricity.


Dr. John Wilson, Descriptions, Commentary gathers together the scattered references to the Windham County country doctor.


Dr. John Wilson's Stray Horse concerns the six year old sorrel mare that was last seen at the Fort Bridgman farm in Vernon, owned by Col. Erastus Hubbard.


Dr. John Wilson's Remedy describes the doctor's treatment for Wilder Knight, his indigestion.


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Folding Abscess Lancet, Foreign Body Eye Spud, Spectacles

Horn Shield Fleam, Tweezers-Ear Scoop, Reading Or Surgical Glass


Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God is the title of the famous execution and hellfire sermon by the Rev. Jonathan Edwards---his response to the particularly lurid, prolonged, and violent events against the slaves in colonial New York throughout the summer of 1741. Several prominent New York men who were active in "the New Yok Negro Riots" were also involved in the land development that became Brattleboro.


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