Collection contains 53 folders, dated from 1894 though 1897, the years of Benjamin Haydon’s education at Middlebury College. Included in the collection are 28 textbooks*, also from Haydon’s years at Middlebury. The collection represents the materials generated in classwork, books used in Middlebury College classes, notes taken for classes by Benjamin Leslie Haydon, who was graduated in 1897. His classes at Middlebury prepared him for the career that he followed as a teacher and principal in grammar and secondary schools in New York State.
For index of essays and papers, notebooks, and textbooks, see "Other Finding Aids." A list of the 28 textbooks is accessible online by using Benjamin Leslie Haydon’s name as a keyword in a search of the Middlebury College library catalog.
Benjamin Leslie Haydon was born in Huevelton,, NY on October 16, 1868. He prepared for college at Potsdam Normal School 1884-1891. He attended Middlebury College and graduated in the class of 1897. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The materials in this collection pertain to Haydon’s time at Middlebury College.
After his graduation from Middlebury, he was Principal of Union School, Schroon Lake, NY, 1897-1898. He went on to Willsboro (School) 1898-1905. Then Grammar School, Binghamton, NY, 1905-1909; Schenectady, NY 1909-1923; Schenectady Junior High School, 1923-1930. Haydon was unmarried and died in Earlville, NY, in 1940. He was 72.
Collection is arranged into two series: Essays and papers, and Notebooks. Essays and papers contains handwritten essays and papers written by Hayden during his time at Middlebury College, and is arranged alphabetically by title. Notebooks contains six notebooks containing handwritten class notes by Hayden. Notebooks are arranged alphabetically by subject. Note that very few items in collection are dated.