Frederick Billings was born in Royalton, Vermont, graduated from the University of Vermont as a lawyer in 1844 and was appointed the Vermont Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs. Billings traveled to California as a Forty-Niner, where he became that state᾽s first attorney general. After the Civil War, he returned to Vermont and purchased the George Perkins Marsh estate. Billings put into practice many of the environmental and conservation ideas advocated by Marsh in the book Man and Nature, which included an extensive reforestation program. Billings endowed and financed the construction of the Billings Library at the University of Vermont and gifted it with the 12,000-volume George Perkins Marsh Collection.
This Frederick Billings History Mug is part of our Vermont series which includes many unique individuals who played an important part in molding Vermont’s history.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.