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Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 9
Identifier: ABER MS MISC

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

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.


  • Creation: 1835 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958) was an American author and social reformer. Fisher was a strong advocate for women's rights, introduced the Montessori method of child-rearing to the United States, and presided over the first adult education in the United States. Fisher is best known for her novel Middlemarch. Fisher was awarded an honorary degree from Middlebury College.


From the Series: 20 Boxes

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States