This page contains links to transcriptions of manuscripts in the Leahy Library of the Vermont Historical Society in Barre, Vermont. We intend to add materials to this electronic collection as time allows. These electronic resources are provided as a convenience to researchers who want to access primary source materials without making a trip to the library.
A larger selection of materials are listed in our online catalog, and an even larger number of collections have been cataloged only with a card indexing system at the library. Be sure to visit our library to explore the broadest possible collection of resources.
You can now search keywords within the finding aids to our manuscript collections.
Visit our Civil War Transcriptions page for transcriptions of items from the Civil War or our Genealogy Transcriptions page for transcriptions of primary source material of interet to genealogists.
- Zephaniah Shepardson, 1826, A Guilford farmer's reminiscence of military service in 1776 in Vermont and Canada (pdf)
- Erastus P. Williams diaries, 1830-1843, Vermont farmer from Royalton
- James & Julia Hope letters, 1854-1874, Vermont artist living in New York City corresponding with wife in Castleton
- Stephen O. letter, 1860, Vermonter in California, with additions from his wife (pdf)
- A History of the Town of Goshen, Vermont, by Nathan Capen, ca. 1887 (pdf)
- George T. Angell World War I letters, 1918 (pdf)
- Readsboro, Vermont, in 1921 by Thomas H. Johnson (pdf)
- 1927 Flood
- Bertha Buzzell, Montpelier (pdf)
- Peter Giuliani, Montpelier (pdf)
- Lawrence Ladd, Montpelier (pdf)
- Bessie Maxham, Montpelier (pdf)
- Ruth Estelle Slack, Montpelier (pdf)
- "Our Friendly Road," 12-day hiking trip along the roads of Vermont taken by Doris Ward and unnamed companion/author (pdf)