I am looking for copies of the short lived newspaper, The Brattleboro Independent, which was published by T. P. James in the 1870's.
The only reason we know that this paper even existed is that a newspaper article in the St Johnsbury Caledonian in the year 1878 makes mention of it. Please see this.
This Brattleboro Independent does not occur on any list of old newspapers in Vermont. Copies of it are either rare or non existent, as are copies of the Summerland Messenger, another publication that T. P. James created in Brattleboro.
So, please be on the look out for these items. When doing remodelling, or if you are cleaning out an old basement, be sure to be on the look out for these and other old printed material. Brattleboro used to be a hub for printing, and there are doubtless old treasures out there.
Feel free to contact me at rolf.parkerhoughton at gmail if you have or know of any such publications.