Guide to the Charles Sweatt Papers, 1814-1866
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Sweatt, Charles, 1832-1903 Title Charles Sweatt Papers Dates 1814-1866 Extent 1 Box (.25 linear feet)
About the Collection
The collection includes letters from Charles Sweatt in Iowa to his parents, 1861-1865. There are also deeds and mortgages, 1814-1860, bonds and mortgages, 1824-1864, and War of 1812 claims and papers, 1857-1866, many of which pertain to his father, Dr. William Sweatt (1793-1866). William Sweatt served as Norwich University trustee from 1834 to 1850. He had moved from his native New Hampshire to Norwich in 1820 and then to Thetford, VT, in 1837. Dr. Sweatt served as university medical examiner for some time and as an assistant surgeon during the War of 1812. Like his son, William Sweatt was involved in real estate transactions in the mid-west. William Sweatt married Zilpha Baxter (d.1866) and the couple had six children. Also included are letters from H. K. Whiton regarding real estate transactions, 1861-1866, and miscellaneous bills, receipts and papers, 1829-1866.
About Charles Sweatt
Charles Sweatt entered Norwich University in 1845 and remained two or three years. He later moved to West Mitchell, Iowa, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits and subsequently established a bank. In 1878, he moved to Fargo, North Dakota, and established the banking firm of Charles Sweatt and Company. He married Cornelia Lyons (d.1904) in 1865 and the couple had one son. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Charles Sweatt and his family.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Norwich University -- History -- 19th century.
Norwich University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Norwich University -- Students.
Sweatt, William, -- 1793-1866.
Sweatt, Charles -- Correspondence.
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); Charles Sweatt Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter from Charles Sweatt to his parents, 28 October 1865. Charles Sweatt Papers, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Box (.25 linear feet) Collection Location: Archives 501 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, email@example.com
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