Special Collections


The library holds a small collection of non-circulating reference works, rare books, and other printed materials, with emphasis on Royalton history, genealogy, and local interest. These items are available for use at the library. A complete listing is below.

Adjutant General’s Office. “Official Army Register for 1864. Published by order of the Secretary of War, in compliance with the Resolution of the Senate of December 13, 1815, and Resolutions of the House of Representatives dated February 1, 1830, and August 30, 1842.” Washington, D.C.: Adjutant General’s Office, January 1, 1864.

American Publishing and Engraving Co. Industries and Wealth of the Principal Points in Vermont, being Burlington, Winooski, Rutland, West Rutland, Brandon, Fair Haven, Poultney, Castleton, St. Albans, Swanton, Enosburg Falls, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Montpelier, Barre, Waterbury, St. Johnsbury, Lyndonville, Lyndon, Hardwick, Bennington, Springfield, White River Junction, Vergennes, Middlebury, Northfield and Morrisville. New York: American Publishing and Engraving Co., 1891.

Ames, Edwin Lyman, Jr., ed. The Civil War Diaries of Lyman Daniel Ames, 1861-1865. 1979.

Atwood, R. E. Stories and Pictures of the Vermont Flood, November, 1927. Burlington, Vt.: R. E. Atwood, 1927.

Bartone, Robert N., James B. Petersen, James E. Petersen, and Kathleen L. Wheeler. “An Archaeological Phase I Survey of the South Royalton Proposed Bridge Improvement Project, BRZ 1444(22), Windsor County, Vermont. A report prepared for the Vermont Agency of Transportation under the Direction of Dr. James B. Petersen, Principal Investigator and Director, Archaeology Research Center, Department of Social Sciences and Business, University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, Maine 04938. January 3, 1995. Revised May 1, 1998.”

Benedict, G. G. Vermont in the Civil War: a History of the Part Taken by the Vermont Soldiers and Sailors in the War for the Union, 1861-1865. Volume I. Burlington, Vt.: The Free Press Association, 1888.

Benedict, G. G. Vermont in the Civil War: a History of the Part Taken by the Vermont Soldiers and Sailors in the War for the Union, 1861-1865. Volume II. Burlington, Vt.: The Free Press Association, 1888.

Bliefing, Eliza A. (Tucker). “The Ancestors and Descendants of Jireh Tucker of Royalton, Vermont, 1815-1868.” Somerville, Mass.: Carol Robert Kuhn Printer, 1927.

Buck, Horace B. Genealogy of the Samuel Buck Family, of Portland, Conn., to the Year 1894. Worcester, Mass.: Press of Oliver B. Wood, 1894.

Cheney, G. A. Glimpses of the White River Valley, Vermont. West Hartford, Sharon, South Royalton, Royalton. Worcester, Mass.: The Blanchard Press, n.d.

Child, Hamilton. Gazetteer and Business Directory of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, Vt., for 1882-1883. Syracuse, N.Y.: The Journal Office, January 1883.

Child, Hamilton. Part First. Gazetteer of Orange County, Vt., 1762-1888. Syracuse, N.Y.: The Syracuse Journal Company, Printers and Binders, June 1888.

Child, Hamilton. Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windsor County, Vt., for 1883-84. Syracuse, N.Y.: The Journal Office, January 1884.

Cook, Warren L. Ancient Vermont: Proceedings of the Castleton Conference, Castleton State College, October 14-15, 1977. Rutland, Vt.: Academy of Books, 1978.

Corey, Richard P., High H. Henry, Ellen R. Cowie, and Corbett McP. Torrence. “An Archaeological Phase II Testing of the South Royalton Proposed Bridge Improvement Project, BRZ 1444(22), Windsor County, Vermont. A report prepared for the Vermont Agency of Transportation under the direction of Ellen R. Cowie, Principal Investigator and Director, Archaeology Research Center, Department of Social Sciences and Business, University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, Maine 04938. April 15, 1998. Revised February 5, 1999.”

Corey, Richard P., Hugh H. Henry, and Ellen R. Cowie. “Archaeological Phase I Survey of the Royalton Vermont Route 14 Improvement and Bridge No. 28 Replacement Project, BRS 0147(13), Windsor County, Vermont. A report prepared for Barnes and Jarnis, Inc., and the Vermont Agency of Transportation under the direction of former Director James B. Petersen and Ellen R. Cowie, current Director and Principal Investigator, Archaeology Research Center, Department of Social Sciences and Business, University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, Maine 04938. January 15, 1998. Revised June 30, 1999.”

Cram, Reginald M., Fred E. Steele III, and Arthur R. Greenleaf. Roster of Vermonters in Uniformed Service of the United States during the Second World War, 1941-1945. Volume I (A-L inclusive). Montpelier, Vt.: State of Vermont, 1972.

Cram, Reginald M., Fred E. Steele III, and Arthur R. Greenleaf. Roster of Vermonters in Uniformed Service of the United States during the Second World War, 1941-1945. Volume II (M-Z inclusive). Montpelier, Vt.: State of Vermont, 1972.

Cram, Reginald M. Roster of Vermonters who served in the Korean War, 1950-1955. Winooski, Vt.: Prepared and Published under the Direction of Reginald M. Cram, The Adjutant General, 1978.

Crockett, Walter Hill. Vermont, the Green Mountain State. Volume One. New York: The Century History Company, Inc., 1921.

Crockett, Walter Hill. Vermont, the Green Mountain State. Volume Two. New York: The Century History Company, Inc., 1921.

Crockett, Walter Hill. Vermont, the Green Mountain State. Volume Three. New York: The Century History Company, Inc., 1921.

Crockett, Walter Hill. Vermont, the Green Mountain State. Volume Four. New York: The Century History Company, Inc., 1921.

Cultural Resource Group, Louis Berger & Associates, Inc. “Phase I Archaeological and Historical Survey. Royalton BRS 0147(5) Project Bridge Number 21, Vermont Route 14. Town of Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont. Prepared for Vermont Agency of Transportation. Prepared by the Cultural Resource Group, Louis Berger & Associates, Inc. Final May 1997.” [Bound report.]

Cushing, John T., Arthur F. Stone, and Harold P. Sheldon. Vermont in the World War, 1917-1919. Burlington, Vt.: Free Press Company, 1928.

Cutter, William Richard. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. Volume I. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914.

Cutter, William Richard. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. Volume II. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914.

Cutter, William Richard. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. Volume III. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914.

Cutter, William Richard. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. Volume IV. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914.

Davis, Minnie Staples. Hunting Buttons in Vermont. Burlington, Vt.: Lane Press, Inc., 1948.

Dean, Leon W. The Admission of Vermont into the Union. Montpelier, Vt.: Vermont Historical Society, 1941.

Dunklee, Ivah. Burning of Royalton, Vermont, by Indians. Boston: Geo. H. Ellis Co., Printers, 1906.

Eaton, Amos J. Poems of Vermont. South Royalton, Vt., 1937.

Fago, D’Ann Calhoun. Valley Portraits. Bethel, Vt.: Spaulding Press, Inc., 1986.

Farnsworth, Russell H. Over Cram Hill. Burlington, Vt.: Queen City Printers, Inc., 1967.

Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790. Vermont. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1975.

Goodwin, William B. The Ruins of Great Ireland in New England. Boston: Meador Publishing Company Publishers, 1946.

Hall, Sage Adams, and Madeleine Rowse Gleason. The Sermons of Martin Tullar of Royalton, Vermont, with an account of his life, his ancestry, and his progeny. 1992.

Hastings, Scott E., and Elsie R. Hastings. Up in the Morning Early: Vermont Farm Families in the Thirties. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1992.

Hazen, Celeste Pember. John Pember: The History of the Pember Family in America. [1939.]

Higgins, Joyce. “Harry (Henry) Durkee, 1804-1844. The Durkee Who Moved West and Was Never Heard From. Durkee Lineage from Sir William Durcy, abt. 1600, to Harriett Laura Durkee Blaisdell, 1842-1914, with Related Lines.” 2000.

Hyde, Arthur L., and Frances P. Hyde, eds. Burial Grounds of Vermont. Bradford, Vt.: Vermont Old Cemetery Association, 1991.

Johnson, Herbert T. Roster of Vermont Men and Women in the Military and Naval Service of the United States and Allies in the World War 1917-1919. Rutland, Vt.: Marble City Press, 1927.

Johnson, Herbert T. State of Vermont Roster of Soldiers in the War of 1812-14. St. Albans, Vt.: The Messenger Press, 1933.

Johnson, Herbert T. Vermont in the Spanish-American War. Montpelier, Vt.: Capital City Press, 1929.

Johnson, Luther B. Eighty Years of It, 1869-1949. Randolph, Vt.: The Haggett Press, 1949.

Johnson, Luther B. Floodtide of 1927. Randolph, Vt.: Roy L. Johnson Company, 1927.

Johnson, Luther B. Vermont in Floodtime. Randolph, Vt.: Roy L. Johnson Company, 1928.

Lee, Laura Billings, ed. The Church of Baptised Bretherin, Royalton, Vermont: A Record of its Meetings, Conferences and Councils for the Years 1790 to 1806; From the Original Manuscript. Woodstock, Vt.: The Elm Tree Press, 1919.

Lepark, Anne Frary. The Frary Family in America, 1637-1980. Northwood, N.H.: Frary Family Association, 1981.

Lepak, Anne Frary. The Frary Family in America: A Continuation. Northwood, N.H.: Frary Family Association, 1985.

Lovejoy, Mary Evelyn Wood. Dandelion; or, Out of the Shadows. New York: F. Tennyson Neely, Publisher, 1899.

Lovejoy, Evelyn M. Wood. History of Royalton, Vermont: Biographical and Genealogical Records. Burlington, Vt.: Free Press Printing Company, 1911.

Lovejoy, Evelyn M. Wood. History of Royalton, Vermont, with Family Genealogies, 1769-1911. Burlington, Vt.: Free Press Printing Company, 1911.

Lyman, Louise Homer. Sketch of Elias Lyman, 3rd., of Hartford, Vermont. White River Junction, Vt.: The Vermonter Press, 1925.

Maier, Anna Haven. “The John Dumville House (A Federal Period Detached House) Royalton, Vermont. Independent Study in American Architecture. August, 1988.” [Unbound papers.]

N.a. “Celebrating Our Community. Royalton Shines On. Town History Presentation. Glimpses of Royalton, Vermont. April 11-12, 2003. [brochure.]

N.a. “Loyalton SD History Book.” Mina, S.D.: Odessa Digital Library, 1996.

N.a. Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Justin S. Morrill (Late a Senator from Vermont), Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives, Fifty-fifth Congress, Third Session. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1899.

N.a. “Royalton, Vermont, Bicentennial. Aug. 21, 22, 23, 1969.” [brochure.]

N.a. “South Royalton World War Two Roll of Honor.” [Unbound papers.]

N.a. “The Schoolhouse in Royalton Village, 1844-1974.” [Brochure.]

Nash, Hope. Royalton Vermont. Royalton, Vt.: Town of Royalton, South Royalton Woman’s Club, and Royalton Historical Society, 1975.

Neudorfer, Giovanna. Vermont’s Stone Chambers: An Inquiry Into Their Past. Montpelier, Vt.: Vermont Historical Society, 1980.

Office of Veterans Affairs. Additions and Changes to the Roster of Vermonters WWII 1941-1945. Montpelier, Vt.: Office of Veterans Affairs, November 1, 1976.

Paine, Albert Prescott. History of Samuel Paine, Jr., A.D. 1778-1861, and his wife Pamela (Chase) Paine, 1780-1856, of Randolph, Vt., and their Ancestors and Descendants. Randolph Center, Vt., 1923.

Parker, Donald Dean, and Bertha E. Josephson, ed. Local History: How to Gather It, Write It, and Publish It. New York: Social Science Research Council, 1944.

Pember, Jay Read. A Day with Lafayette in Vermont. Woodstock, Vt.: The Elm Tree Press, 1912.

Perkins, George H. Report of the State Geologist on the Mineral Industries and Geology of Vermont, 1931-1932. Eighteenth of this Series. Burlington, Vt.: Free Press Printing Co., 1933.

Perkins, Walter E. The Vermont Spirit: A Study of the State’s Political History and a Review of Early Social and Religious Customs. Woodstock, Vt.: The Elm Tree Press, 1916.

Petersen, Mark E., and James B. Petersen. “Archaeological Phase II Testing and Supplemental Phase IB Survey of the Royalton Vermont Route 14 Project, BRS 0147(13), Windsor County, Vermont. A report prepared for the Vermont Agency of Transportation under the direction of Dr. James B. Petersen, Principal Investigator and Director, Archaeology Research Center, Department of Social Sciences and Business, University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, Maine 04938. March 15, 1994. Revised December 2, 1997.” [Bound report.]

Rising Sun Lodge No. 7, A.F. & A.M. “History of Rising Sun Lodge No. 7, A.F. & A.M., Royalton, Vt. Centennial Celebration. October Eighth A.D. 5907. Of the One Hundreth Anniversary of its Establishment. South Royalton, Vt. Dedicated to the Faithful Brethern.” [Bound facsimile.]

Schade, Nettie Kinney. “Rudolphus Dewey and Sarah Dutton Kinney. Descendants. Ancestors.” [July 1977.]

Sedgley, George Burbank. Genealogy of the Burbank Family and the Families of Bray, Wellcome, Sedgley (Sedgeley) and Welch. Farmington, Maine: The Knowlton & McLeary Company, 1928.

Sherlock, Wallace James, Sr. “Sherlock Family Genealogy.” 1987.

Sibley, Edward W. The Ancestry of Edward Wheeler, George Lewis and John Baker Sibley and their Families. Lexington, Mass.: Serve-all Secretarial Services, 1965.

Siebert, Wilbur H. Vermont’s Anti-Slavery and Underground Railroad Record. With a Map and Illustrations. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969 [1937].

South Royalton High School Class of 1940. “Class of 1940. South Royalton High School. South Royalton, Vermont. Published by the Class, 1986.” [Bound papers.]

Spargo, John. The Bennington Battle Monument. Rutland, Vt.: The Tuttle Company, Publishers, 1925.

S.R.H.S. Alumni Association. South Royalton High School Alumni Directory, 1897-1993. South Royalton, Vt.: S.R.H.S. Alumni Association, 1993.

Steuart, Raeone Christensen, ed. Vermont 1800 Census Index A-Z. Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 2000.

Stone, Arthur F. The Vermont of Today: with its Historic Background, Attractions and People. Volume I. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1929.

Stone, Arthur F. The Vermont of Today: with its Historic Background, Attractions and People. Volume II. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1929.

Stone, Arthur F. The Vermont of Today: with its Historic Background, Attractions and People. Volume III. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1929.

Stone, Arthur F. The Vermont of Today: with its Historic Background, Attractions and People. Volume IV. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1929.

Town of Royalton, Vermont. The Town of Royalton, State of Vermont, A Report of the Officers and Departments for the Year 1927-28.

Town of Royalton, Vermont. Annual Report of the Town and School District of Royalton, Vermont, for the year ending December 31, 1959. Randolph, Vt.: The Haggett Press, 1960.

Town of Royalton, Vermont. Annual Report of the Town and School District of Royalton, Vermont, for the year ending December 31, 1961. Randolph, Vt.: The Haggett Press, 1962.

Town of Royalton. Vermont. Annual Report of the Town and Town School District of Royalton, Vermont, for the year ending December 31, 1963. Randolph, Vt.: The Haggett Press, 1964.

United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service. “National Register of Historic Places. Fessenden, Joseph House. Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont.” N.d. [Unbound papers.]

United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service. “National Register of Historic Places. South Royalton Historic District.” 1976. [Bound papers.]

Waite, Otis F. R. Vermont in the Great Rebellion: Containing Historical and Biographical Sketches, etc. Claremont, N.H.: Tracy, Chase and Company, 1869.

Waller, M. E. The Wood-Carver of ‘Lympus. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1906.

Walter, Charles T. Lights and Shadows of the Flood of 1927: Vermont at Its Worst, Vermonters at Their Best. St. Johnsbury, Vt.: The Cowles Press, Inc., 1928.

Washburn, Peter T. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont: from October 1, 1863, to October 1, 1864. Montpelier, Vt.: Walton’s Steam Press, 1864.

Washburn, Peter T. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont: from Oct. 1, 1864, to Oct. 1, 1865. Montpelier, Vt.: Walton’s Steam Printing Establishment, 1865.

Washburn, Peter T. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont: from Oct. 1, 1865, to Oct. 1, 1866. Montpelier, Vt.: Walton’s Steam Printing Establishment, 1866.

Whitney, Fred Farnham. “Whitney Genealogy. The Descendants of John Whitney Who came from Whitney-on-the-Wye, England, to Pepperell, Massachusetts, to Tunbridge, Vermont. Twelve Generations, 1553-1977.” Fair Haven, Vt.: Ruby Printing Company, 1980.

Whitney, Louisa M. Goldie’s Inheritance: A Story of the Siege of Atlanta. Burlington, Vt.: Free Press Association, 1903.

Williams, John A., ed. The Public Papers of Governor Thomas Chittenden. State Papers of Vermont, Volume Seventeen. Barre, Vt.: The Modern Printing Company, Inc., 1969.

Woodward, Norma Slater, and Thomas R. Steadman, ed. Descendants of Richard, Nathaniel, Robert and Henry Woodward of New England, 1589-1996. Tampa, Fl.: Thomas R. Steadman, 1996.