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Olcott, Peter, 1733-1808



  • Existence: 1733 - 1808

Peter Olcott was born on April 25, 1733 in Bolton, Connecticut. He was a judge at the Supreme Court of Vermont from 1782-1785, lieutenant governor of Vermont from 1790-1794 and a trustee of Dartmouth College from 1788-1808. He received an honorary degree from Dartmouth in 1790. Olcott died on September 12, 1808.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Elijah Brownson deed

Mss 796615.1
Identifier: Mss 796615.1
Scope and Contents Deed from Elijah Brownson to Peter Olcott of Norwich, Vt. for sale in Norwich, Vt. Witnessed by Don J. Brigham and Paul W. Brigham, Justice of the Peace.

Gen. Chittenden letter

Mss 781513
Identifier: Mss 781513
Scope and Contents Chittenden writes from Arlington to Olcott in Norwich informing him that the enemys hostile intentions make it imperative he immediately musters his brigade. Enemy appears to be going to strike on this side. Letter delivered by E. Brewster.

P. Olcott letter

Mss 787351
Identifier: Mss 787351
Overview In English.

Peter Olcott letter

Mss 788651
Identifier: Mss 788651
Overview In English.

Peter Olcott letter

Mss 780217.1
Identifier: Mss 780217.1
Scope and Contents Photostat copy of a letter from Peter Olcott of Lyme to Bezaleel Woodward informing him that Gen. Bayley thinks the Committee should meet. Writer asks Woodward to notify the members to meet at the college, next Wednesday.

Peter Olcott papers

Identifier: MS-437
Overview Peter Olcott (1733-1808), lawyer and judge. Dartmouth Honorary Degree 1790 and Trustee. The collection contains correspondence, account books, deeds and other legal papers, including settlement of his estate. Includes material on land speculation, settlement in Norwich, VT., and establishment of a store there.

Thomas Chittenden order

Mss 781290.1
Identifier: Mss 781290.1
Scope and Contents Captain-General Chittenden orders Olcott to have officers chosen for his brigade and their names sent in for commissions. They need to increase their quota of men.