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Smith, William, 1800-1891



  • Existence: 1800 - 1891

William Smith was born on July 31, 1800, in Cavendish, VT. He entered Dartmouth College in 1822, but left in 1824 for health reasons. After he left Dartmouth he was involved first with the manufacture of potato starch and then wool, manufacturing it in Proctorsville, VT. He retired prior to the Civil War. Smith was active in his community where he was a selectman, a representative of his town in the legislature and a justice of the Peace. He was also a director of the National Bank, a trustee of the Public Library and one of the founders of the Universalist Church in Cavendish, VT. Smith died on April 13, 1891 in Proctor, VT.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Hannah Barker letter

Mss 823224
Identifier: Mss 823224
Overview In English.

Sally Walker letter

Mss 822573
Identifier: Mss 822573
Overview In English.

William Smith letter

Mss 821690
Identifier: Mss 821690
Overview In English.

William Smith letters

Identifier: MS-544
Overview William Smith (1800-1891), manufacturer and banker. The collection contains his letters to Isabel Proctor, whom he married in 1845.

William Smith papers

Identifier: MS-1270
Overview William Smith (1800-1891), manufacturer from Cavendish, VT. Non-graduate of the Dartmouth College Class of 1826. The collection contains journals and a commonplace book.

Zacheus Bates letter

Mss 822165
Identifier: Mss 822165
Overview In English.