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Wendell (Mass.) Treasurer Records

1794-1864
1 box (0.25 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 090 bd

A sparsely populated rural community in eastern Franklin County, Massachusetts, the town of Wendell was incorporated in 1781 after it was separated from the adjacent towns of Shutesbury and Erving. Primarily a farming community to the present day with only light manufacturing (particularly the manufacture of palm-leaf hats), Wendell remains one of the state's least populous communities.

A standard double column account book, the Treasurer's ledger from the town of Wendell was reviewed, settled, and approved annually by the selectmen. The transactions are the typical stuff of small town life in New England, recording taxes, payments for expenses relating to schools and maintenance of the poor, and during the Civil War, payments of bounty money for volunteers. Among the signatories are locally prominent figures such as Judge Joshua Green and the Treasurers Samuel Brewer, George W. Fleming, and Franklin Howe (and other members of the Howe family).

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Background on Wendell (Mass.)

A sparsely populated rural community in eastern Franklin County, Massachusetts, the town of Wendell was incorporated in 1781 after it was separated from the adjacent towns of Shutesbury and Erving. Primarily a farming community to the present day with only light manufacturing (particularly the manufacture of palm-leaf hats), Wendell remains one of the state's least populous communities.

Scope of collection

A standard double column account book, the Treasurer's ledger from the town of Wendell was reviewed, settled, and approved annually by the selectmen. The transactions are the typical stuff of small town life in New England, recording taxes, payments for expenses relating to schools and maintenance of the poor, and during the Civil War, payments of bounty money for volunteers. Among the signatories are locally prominent figures such as Judge Joshua Green and the Treasurers Samuel Brewer, George W. Fleming, and Franklin Howe (and other members of the Howe family).

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Acquired from Dan Casavant, Feb. 2009 (2009-021).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, May 2015.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Wendell (Mass.) Treasurer Records (MS 090 bd). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Wendell (Mass.)--Economic conditions
  • Wendell (Mass.)--History

Genres and formats

  • Photographs

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