Hardwick Street Collection


Hardwick Historical Society 

47 Depot Street, 

PO Box 177

Hardwick, Vt. 05843

Collection Title:  Hardwick Street Collection

Collection Dates: 1830-1991 

Collection Size: 1 box; 1 cubic foot

Name of Creator: Sally Fisher 

Abstract: Some of the first settlers in Hardwick settled along a piece of the Bayley-Hazen Road which then acquired the name Hardwick Street. This collection contains notes and and other materials about people who have lived on Hardwick Street and the buildings they built. 

Preferred citation: Hardwick Street Collection,  Hardwick Historical Society, Hardwick, Vt. 

Biography:  Sally Waters Fisher, (1918 – 2012) grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. She attended Smith College majoring in liberal arts and then worked in the War Office in Washington during WWII. She met Ralph Fisher there, and they married in 1946. Ralph joined the diplomatic corps, and the Fishers served in Korea and then various countries in Africa. In 1975, they retired to one of the oldest houses on Hardwick Street, and Sally set about learning as much as she could about local history. She edited the Hazen Road Dispatch from 1979 to 1999. 

Scope and Content: The collection contains notes and and other materials about people who have lived on Hardwick Street and the buildings they built. 

System of arrangement: Arranged in four series by type of material: research notes, letters, financial documents, and miscellaneous materials. 

Removed from the Collection: Photos of the Warner Family and Stage House; photos of moving the Brochu barn, 1992; Kidder House photos, 1970s; portrait of early settlers: Delanos and Warners – all moved to the photograph collection. 

Two Bibles, published by the  America Bible Society, 1840 and 1842; a New Testament owned by Darius Clark, 1824; A Collection of Hymns for use in the Methodist Episcopal Church… by B. Waugh and T. Mason, 1836; a Biblefrom the OxfordUniversity Press, 1873; and Sonnets, by Edward Moxon. Boston: James Finch, 1853 – all moved to the books collection. 


People and families: Sally Waters Fisher;* Kiah Bayley, 1770-1857; Joshua Cutler*; Katherine 

May Bayley*; David Brochu; Katherine von Rosenberg*; Elnathan Strong, 1832-1914;  Bailey Family*; Bayley Family*; Bronson Family*; 

Geographical names: Hardwick, (Vt.); East Hardwick (Vt.); Greensboro (Vt.) 

Corporate names: Hardwick (Vt. : Town); East Hardwick Congregational Church (East Hardwick, Vt.)

Occupations: None 

Genre: Books; letters; ledgers (account books); research notes; booklets; military commissions; examinations (documents); genealogies

Topics: Hardwick Street


Series I: Historical Notes and Genealogy

Notes on Joshua Cutler, ca. 1970s

Genealogy: Katherine May Bayley, 1976-1987 

Inserts from Kiah Bayley, biography, 1986, 1991

Notes on Bayley-Bailey Families, 1991-1992

Notes on Brochu, David

Bronson Family — items of history, ca1880

Notes on the Delano House

Sally Fisher’s Notes on Hardwick Street

Notes on Fisher House on Hardwick Street

Notes on the Goodrich Farm

Notes on Hardwick

Notes on the Hardwick Depot

Notes on the Hazen Road Monument 

Notes on history (p. 81)

Genealogical Information

Notes on Original Homes on Hardwick Street

Notes on Katherine von Rosenberg

Notes on Stage House and Hardwick Street w/ photos

Notes on Elnathan Strong

Notes on the East Hardwick Congregational Church

Notes on the Fiddle Shop

Notes on the Stage House

Notes on the Kidder House

Notebook of assorted notes

Series II: Letters

Letter from H. Bailey to J.A. Kidder, 1892

Letter to A.J. Kidder from Mrs. D.S. Chubb, 1892

Letter to Joseph A. Kidder from Cousin Angeline, 2/29/1892

Letter to Dutton from M.G. Henderson, 3/21/1892

Letter to J. Kidder from George W. Bridgman on Bridgman history, 3/20/1892

Kidder Letters 

Letters from Alice Delano to Baron von Rosenberg, 1936-1943

Series III: Financial Records

Kidder Accounts, 1862-1891

Charges for a Kidder Funerals, 1902

Delano Ledgers, 1827-1830

Strong and Delano Ledger, 1827-1830

Old Deeds, 1862-1877

Series IV: Miscellaneous

Copy of the order to build the Hazen Road

Celebration of Hardwick Street, 1979

Ezra Brown Fay, booklet about Riverside Inn

Harpers New Monthly Magazine, May, 1873

Fiddle from Brochu Farm

School expression of gratitude to the teacher, 1853

New Hampshire commission to Benjamin Kidder, 1838

Wall paper from the Fisher House on Hardwick Street

Exam for Common School Teachers, 1888 and Teacher’s Certificate, 1895

Conditions governing access: Open and available to the public.

Details of physical access: Nothing unusual.

Details of technical access: Nothing unusual.

Conditions governing reproduction access and use: Subject of copyright laws.

Languages/scripts in the collection: English.

Other finding aids: None.

Custodial history: Sally Fisher collected these materials during her life on Hardwick Street. At some point she gave them to Susan Jarzyna, then active in the 

HHS. After Susan’s death, her husband, Ross Connelly, delivered them to the HHS.

Immediate source of acquisition: Ross Connelly. 

Appraisal/destruction/scheduling information: Nothing scheduled.

 Accruals: Nothing scheduled.

Existence/location of originals: Hardwick Historical Society.

Existence/location of copies: None.

Related archival materials: Photos and Cards; Vertical Files.

Publication notes: None.

Miscellaneous notes: None.

[1] For more technical details about this collection, see the last page of this document.