Women and Marriage

Marriage and Divorce

[Anecdote concerning Mrs. Jedidiah Searles, a deserted wife.] Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Memories of Arlington, Vermont. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce, 1955.

[Anecdote of marital dissension.] The Vermont Historical Gazetteer. Ed. Abby Maria Hemenway. 5 vols. Burlington: A.M. Hemenway, 1867-1891, III, 671.

Bradley, Stephen R. Letter from Stephen R. Bradley to Honorable Royall Tyler, Chief Justice of Vermont, About Securing a divorce for Thomas Law from his wife, formerly Miss Custis, a niece of Martha Washington.  Brigham's index, MSS-9, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier.

Dike, Rev. Samuel W. The Effect of Lax Divorce Legislation. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1881.

___________. "Some Aspects of the Divorce Question." Princeton Review, March, 1884, pp. 169-190.

Rupert Congregational Church. “ 'Fornication Binds the Criminal Parties to Marry:' The Decision of the Congregational Church in Rupert, Vermont." Bennington: Printed by Darius Clark, 1815.

Bandel, Betty. '"What the Good Laws of Man Hath Put Asunder, ..." Vermont History 46 (1978) : 221-233.

Cosgrove, Carolyn. "Crossing the Thresholds: Courtship, Marriage and Family in Victorian America." Master's thesis, University of Vermont, 1987.

Giddings, Sarah Powell. In the enemies' land: a personal experience. Chicago: Regan Printing, 1899.

Heath, Charles H. "Address of President Heath Upon Marriage and Divorce." Vermont Bar Association Proceedings 2 (1887): 74-82.

[Kendrick, William]. The whole duty of woman . . . by a lady. Written at the desire of a noble lord. Windsor, Vt.: Alden Spooner, 1792. [VHS].

Pepe, Faith Learned. "Contraception and the Cult of True Womanhood: Harriet Beecher Stowe in Vermont." Brattleboro First Issue 12 (1973): 9, 17.  


Weddings and Courtships

[Anecdote of unusual courtship.] The Vermont Historical Gazetteer. Ed. Abby Maria Hemenway. 5 vols. Burlington: A.M. Hemenway, 1867-1891, I, 393-4.

[Babcock, Polly.] The Vermont Historical Gazetteer. Ed. Abby Maria Hemenway. 5 vols. Burlington: A.M. Hemenway, 1867-1891, 11,503.

[Burlington wedding in the 1860's.] Martha Gray Wales. "Diary of Martha Gray Wales." Unpublished manuscript, Wilbur Collection, Bailey Library, University of Vermont, Burlington.

[Leap year customs.] Allen F. Davis. "The Girl He Left Behind: The Letters of Harriet Hutchinson Salisbury." Vermont History, 33 : 1 : 274-282.  

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