|Title||Cushman Family Papers|
|Dates of Creation||1808-1998 (inclusive), 1862-1917 (bulk)|
|Scope & Content||Papers of Henry Theodore Cushman (1844-1922) (founder of the H.T. Cushman Manufacturing Company) together with a few scattered papers of other members of the Cushman family of Bennington, Vermont. There are seven letters by Henry T. Cushman written during his army service in the 4th Vermont Volunteers in the Civil War, detailing experiences in the Peninsula Campaign of 1862 and his work as a regimental quartermaster. The golden wedding anniversary of Henry T. Cushman and Eliza Hall Cushman in 1917 is well documented by a record book containing names of those attending, newspaper clippings, and congratulatory telegrams. A scrapbook contains many letters and cards received on the occasion. Other materials include an 1859 letter by Harriet Cushman (older sister of Henry T. Cushman) written from Louisiana where she had gone to teach school; deeds, 1808-1814 to Nathan Cushman (great-uncle of Henry T. Cushman), conveying lands in Bennington, Rupert, Charlotte, and Rutland; the will of Polly Cushman, wife of Nathan Cushman; and the obituary of Helen Cushman. An unsigned letter of 1847, quite probably a draft, addressed to "Friend Cushman" appears to be in the hand of David Robinson Jr. and concerns land for the Bennington Court House.|
Cushman, Henry Theodore
Cushman, Eliza Hall
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.