Guide to the George Olcott Papers, 1852-1853
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Olcott, George, 1838-1895 Title George Olcott Papers Dates 1852-1853 Extent 1 File
About the Collection
The collection consists of twenty-eight letters written to George Olcott by his parents, George (1785-1864) and Emily Ann Silsby Olcott (1810-1883) of Charlestown, NH, while George was at Norwich University, 1852-1853. The letters relay local Charlestown news of people and events and Mrs. Olcott expresses frequent concern about her sons physical and spiritual welfare. Occasionally mentioned is George Olcott’s roommate and fellow student, Arthur Chase.
About George Olcott
George Olcott of Charlestown, NH, entered Norwich University in 1852, remaining for two years. He later worked in the field of banking and was active in state and local politics. George Olcott compiled and published a history of Charlestown, NH. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on George Olcott.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Olcott, George, -- 1838-1895 -- Archives. Olcott, George, -- 1785-1864 -- Archives.
Olcott, Emily Ann Silsby, -- 1810-1883 -- Archives.
Chase, Arthur, -- 1835-1888.
Norwich University -- History -- 19th century.
Charlestown (N.H.) -- Social life and customs.
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George Olcott Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter to George Olcott from his parents, 8 May 1853. George Olcott Papers, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 File Collection Location: Archives 501, Small Collections — Alumni Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
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