Guide to the Friend Perry Fletcher Papers, 1838-1867
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Fletcher, Friend P., 1819-1875 Title Friend Perry Fletcher Papers Dates 1838-1867 Extent 5 Items
About the Collection
The collection includes four European patent documents and diagrams, all dated 1867, pertaining to improvements in the manufacture of iron and steel. A certified copy of Fletcher’s 1838 BA degree from Norwich University is also included (in OSD2.3). The original degree is currently (2011) displayed in the office of the President.
About Friend Perry Fletcher
Friend Fletcher of Bridport, VT, graduated with the Norwich University class of 1839. He was engaged in farming and mercantile pursuits in Bridport. He had large interests in the manufacture of iron and lumber at Port Huron and Westport, NY. Fletcher served as a trustee of Norwich University from 1847 to 1851. He was married to Francis Dyer (d. 1846) in 1842, to Ann Thomes (d. 1855) in 1856, to Emma Gifford (d. 1858), and to Lottie Bussell in 1862. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Friend P. Fletcher.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Fletcher, Friend P., 1819-1875 Metalworking industries -- Patents.
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); Friend Perry Fletcher Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Patent deposition, 29 August 1867. Friend Perry Fletcher Papers, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library.
Extent: 5 Items 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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