Skip to Main Content

Ely Library at Westfield State University

Academic Calendar Bookstore Class cancellations How do I Registrar Technology support University catalog My Westfield Email Plato - Online learning Emloyee self-service Online service Request space Copy Center Store Library home Westfield State University home page Image Map

Collection Guides: Wilder H. Fairman Papers, 1840 - 1870

Wilder H. Fairman Papers, 1840 - 1870

These records were returned to the Town of Vernon, VT in 2021

Westfield State University Archives

Wilder H. Fairman Papers, 1840 – 1870


Biographical Sketch

Wilder H. Fairman was born in Northfield, Massachusetts in 1817. He was the son of Zira K. Fairman. After moving to Vernon, Vermont, Wilder H. Fairman held the positions of constable, tax collector, town representative and a Justice for the Peace for the town of Vernon. Mr. Fairman served in the Civil War for three years in the 52nd Massachusetts Volunteer Artillery. He married Elizabeth Dudley, the date is unknown. Wilder H. Fairman died in 1883.


This collection includes tax books that Wilder H. Fairman used while serving as tax collector for the Town of Vernon, Vermont. Also included are receipts for goods purchased, receipts for payment for services, the deed for land and the agreement to construct a house for Wilder H. Fairman, Receipts for money paid out by the selectman of Vernon, Vermont to family members of the Volunteer Vernon Soldiers for service during the Civil War, tax collection records for the town of Vernon, Vermont that are not obviously connected with Wilder H. Fairman, receipts for an L.M. Tucker who lived in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The connection with Wilder H. Fairman is not known.


The provenance of these records is unknown.


This bulk of this collection is arranged by date.

Access Restrictions


Related Collections

Records of Vernon, Vermont, 1847 – 1919


K. Canary, July 2012




577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01086

Contact Us