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Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Abernethy manuscript miscellany collection

 Collection
Identifier: ABER MS MISC
Scope and Contents The Abernethy manuscript miscellany collection is comprised of 19 boxes (18 regular and 1 oversize) organized alphabetically by author last name. This collection includes original manuscript and typescript letters and writings from American authors throughout the 19th and 21st centuries. Transcriptions of original manuscript letters are available for some items.

Alexander Hamilton Fulton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-34
Overview Eight archival boxes of materials belonging to and assembled by Alexander Hamilton Fulton, a trustee of Middlebury College. Boxes #1 through #4 are devoted to Fulton’s Tait and Thomson ancestors; Boxes #5 through #7 contain materials and documents pertinent to Alexander Hamilton Fulton personally, his education, his travels, his tenure as college Trustee, the farm in Essex, NY on Lake Champlain, as well as material on his Fulton ancestry.

Alice and Ellen Stiles correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-46
Scope and Contents Collection contains approximately 175 handwritten letters, totaling about 960 pages, many with original used envelopes. The collection is in very good condition, clean, and mostly legible. About three-quarters of the letters were written by female friends and relatives living in various Connecticut towns, another quarter were written by male friends and female friends living in other states. The bulk of the archive dates from the late l870’s, 80’s and 90’s. There are a several letters from ...

Annie Mazin [?] letter to Jennie Y. Case, May 20, 18--

 File — Box 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: C-Misc 8
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed, mentioning family news, describes two deaths by consumption (tuberculosis). Letter sent from Sidney, Maine.

Aschel [?] Mathewson letter to Amy French, Oct. 31, 1819

 File — Box 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: C-Misc 13
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed. Sent from Baltimore to Cavendish, Vt. Describes yellow fever outbreak.

Charles Langdon Williams correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-57
Scope and Contents These letters, though primarily from Charles Langdon Williams to family while he was traveling to southern climes for his health in 1859-60, also cover earlier and later years in the family. Genealogy seems to have been of continuing interest, as is shown in correspondence to Charles Kilborn Williams the elder and the younger. The fact that two brothers (Charles Langdon and Chauncey Kilborn) married two sisters (Louisa and Alexina Bedell) goes some way to explaining Charles’ obviously ...

Fanny Ledlie [?] letter to Miss Allen, September 23, 1844

 File — Box 1, Folder: 34
Identifier: C-Misc 42
Scope and Contents One handwritten crosshatch letter from Fanny [Ledlie] in Utica, NY to Miss Allen in [?]ington.

George G. Granger letter to Mary Ann Hendee, October 3, 1844

 File — Box 1, Folder: 36
Identifier: C-Misc. 44
Scope and Contents One handwritten letter from George G. Granger in Boston, MA to Mary Ann [Granger] Hendee in Pittsford, VT, dated October 14, 1844. The letter discusses Pittsford family news as well as life alone in Boston.

Horace Hall letter to Eliza Ann Hall, October 24, 1827

 File — Box 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: C-Misc 17
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed. Sent from Meridan, Ct., to his sister in Canaan, Ct. Describes the kidnapping and murder of William Morgan, allegedly by Freemasons. Describes some circuit court cases the author attended.

Julia C.R. Dorr papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-9
Scope and Contents Seven archival boxes of materials pertaining to the poet and novelist. The bulk of the papers date from the 1890s and early 1900s. Mrs. Dorr’s correspondence includes a wide selection of esteemed literary figures of the late 19th century, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, who states that, “You Vermonters should have rare inspirations: Nature, our travelers tell me, has made no fairer land”; Ivy Compton Burnett; William Dean Howells; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; and Oliver Wendell Holmes, who ...

Letter from John N. Luneran to his son, September 17, 1822

 File — Box 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: C-Misc 15
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed. Sent from Litchfield, Vt. Author describes missing his children, talks about land.

Levi Parsons correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-45
Scope and Contents This collection of letters written to family and friends details the travels and observations of Levi Parsons as a missionary in the Middle East as well as general correspondence from his student days at Middlebury College. Folder #4 without address or salutation is a sort of prayer or anthem detailing Parsons’ religious epiphany while a student. A letter to his brother details the massing of 300 men in Shoreham on the eve of the Battle of Plattsburgh and its aftermath. (Folder #12). Levi ...

Levi Parsons to his parents, Rev. Justin Parsons & Electa Parsons, Whiting, Vt., 1811-10-02

 File — Box 1: Series I; Series II, Folder: 2
Identifier: I
Scope and Contents Sent from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., to his parents.

Levi Parsons to Mrs. Electa Parsons, Whiting, Vt., 1811

 File — Box 1: Series I; Series II, Folder: 1
Identifier: I
Scope and Contents Sent from Middlebury College. Salutation: "Dear Mother."

Marquise de Robiac monograph

 Collection
Identifier: C-64
Scope and Contents Collection contains 440 page manuscript (30 X 21 cm) with leather cover with traces of gold embossing. 426 of the 440 sheets are numbered and filled on both sides with 17-century French. The final 13 pages are unnumbered and blank, perhaps suggesting that the volume originally contained bound blank sheets.

The first 13 sheets are copies of letters variously addressed, two of them to the members of the Royal Academy at Arles. Most of the letters are addressed only by initials. 289 of ...

Mary A. Crocker letter to Louis Holborn, Jan 20, 18--

 File — Box 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: C-Misc 7
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed, expressing author's regrets for not attending a social event (because she was snowbound). Sent from Crocker in Cambridge to Holborn in Boston.

Miscellaneous manuscripts collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-Misc
Scope and Contents The Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection at Middlebury College Library contains single, unbound manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts acquired for the Library's Special Collections. The material include chiefly individual and small groups of letters, as well as diaries and journals, records and account books, and some sermons and speeches. Many items in this collection were primarily collected and/or purchased because they were thought to be relevant to curriculum

Miss Alden letter to Miss Foulke, circa 1800-1819

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: C-Misc 5
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed, from Muncy, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia. Author describes that she includes a 'slip of silk' and reports that a mutual friend has typhoid fever.

P.H. Curtis letter to Hannah Harvey, December 21, 1829

 File — Box 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: C-Misc 20
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed. Sent from Concord, N.H., to Sutton Village, N.H. A social letter with a humous self-invitation to visit the recipient.

Pliny Fisk letters, journals, and other materials

 Collection
Identifier: C-116
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of two journals and letters from Fisk to fellow missionaries, describing his journey to the Middle East, encouraging them to join him, and telling them what to expect and how to prepare, and what languages to study. The two Pliny Fisk journals at Middlebury (1821-1823, 1823-1824) plus the journal excerpts from 1820-1821, represent Fisk's experiences as a pioneering American missionary in the Middle East. There is a typed transcript of the 1823-1824 ...

Pliny Fisk to Rev. D.O. Morton, Shoreham, Vt., Oct.12, 1823

 File — Box 1: Series I; Series II, Folder: 32
Identifier: II

Pliny Fisk to unknown recipient, [no date]

 Item — Folder 33: Series II
Identifier: II
Scope and Contents No return address for P. Fisk. Includes excerpts from Levi Parson's letters.

Rachel Foster letter to Timothy Foster, Dec. 30, 1799

 File — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: C-Misc 4
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed, written as a poem from Rachel Foster to her cousin Timothy Foster. Begins with the lines "I send a coat made neat and trim/It fits you nicely, Cousin Tim . . ."

Rufus Anderson to Rev. Justin Parsons, Boston, Mass., June 1822

 File — Box 1: Series I; Series II, Folder: 30
Identifier: II

T. Painter letter to Hannah Painter, Feb. 24, 1802

 File — Box 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: C-Misc 9
Scope and Contents 1 autograph letter, signed. Sent from St. Croix (Virgin Islands?) to author's wife in New Haven, Conn. Includes a poem describing his feelings for her (8 stanzas of rhyming couplets)

Thomas R. Hazard letter to Mrs. Rowland Hazard, July 19, 1819

 File — Box 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: C-Misc 12
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed. Written from Cincinnati, Ohio, to his mother in Kingston, Rhode Island. Describes in detail Hazard's trip through Pennsylvania and Ohio, his impressions of the countryside, its inhabitants, and industry.

William Frothingham letter to John P. Little, May 26, 1804

 File — Box 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: C-Misc 10
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed, written from Lynn, Mass., to his friend in Gorham, Maine. Describes the author's previous five months as a possible minister to the oommunity and his plan to accept the offer of the post. Discusses his anguish at having been spurned in love.