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.)
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)
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
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.
 For more technical details about this collection, see the last page of this document.