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Abernethy manuscript miscellany 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.


  • 1835 - 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish materials, contact: Special Collections & Archives Middlebury College Phone: (802) 443-2387 Email:


20 Boxes

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Detailed inventories available for some authors in the Abernethy manuscript miscellany collection, including Robert Frost, Thomas Higginson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Dean Howells, Sarah Orne Jewett, Edward Arlington, William Bronk, Richard Henry Dana, and Nicolas Delbanco. Contact for more information.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some of these items have been digitized and can be viewed via Digital Collections at Middlebury College and the Internet Archive.

Abernethy manuscript miscellany collection
Middlebury Special Collections staff
August 2016
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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