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Scott Family collection

Identifier: C-153

Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials primarily related to the family of Marjorie Holbrook Scott. It includes family photo albums, scrapbooks containing clippings from magazines and newspapers, photographs, photographic negatives, correspondence, Marjorie Holbrook Scott's school work, and other family documents. Most of the older photographs in the collection are portraits of family members, while the photographic negatives (dating from the early mid 1900s) appear to depict boating and family trips, and were taken primarily by Marjorie Holbrook Scott and her husband, Chester M. Way.


  • 1884-1945


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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:

Biographical / Historical

Marjorie Holbrook Scott (d. 1989), daughter of Walter B. Scott and Effie B. Reed, attended the University of Vermont circa 1916. She married Chester M. Way in 1928.

Chester M. Way (circa 1900-1973) studied economics at the University of Vermont, graduating in 1922. He joined the masons in 1923. Way became a successful retailer, vice president and treasurer of Porter Screen Co. in Burlington, Vermont, director of Continental Screen Co. in Detroit, Michigan, director of the Green Mountain Mutual Fire Insurance Co. in Montpelier, Vermont, owner of stores in Bristol and Bridport, Vermont, and owner of the Fli-Rite School Aviation in Swanton, Vermont. In the mid-1940s, he bought an inn in East Middlebury and renamed it the Waybury Inn. Way was fond of boating and seems to have owned boats beginning in his late 20s.


8 Boxes


Collection is arranged into four series:

I: Scott Family papers
II: Photographic negatives
III: Photographs and albums
IV: Scrapbooks

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received by Middlebury College with the acquisition of Hadley House.

Related Materials

See C-18 Chester M. Way papers.

Related Materials

See A2 Office of the President for correspondence between Middlebury College President Samuel Somerville Stratton and Chester Way, 1956.

Related Materials

See A10 for three scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings about Middlebury College, compiled by Chester Way.



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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