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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.
Dates: 1835 - 2000
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.
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 several letters from women...
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...
Overview A collection of 52 letters written to Helen S. Stilphen during her undergraduate years at Middlebury College, 1915-1919. The letters come from her immediate family and friends from her hometown of Swanton, VT, from fellow students at Middlebury College, and boyfriends associated with both locales, most of whom served in the military during WWI, including Stilphen’s future husband, Homer W. Hungerford, of Swanton, Vermont. Contents of the letters provide insights on college and country social...
Dates: 1915 - 1919
Overview The collection consists of 353 letters, including postcards, some newspaper clippings, and programs of various shows. These letters represent the correspondence between Elizabeth Burditt Parker and John Thayer Andrews. The majority of the letters are written by E. B. Parker to J. T. Andrews. The bulk of these letters are written from Cohasset, MA, and Hartford, CT, where she worked as a high school English teacher between 1934 and 1936. Some letters are written from E. B. Parker’s parents’ home...
Dates: 1933 - 1938
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...
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...
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 sermons and speeches. Many items in this collection were primarily collected and/or purchased because they were thought to be relevant to curriculum.
Dates: 1772 - 1981
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of four 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 dated 1821-1823 and 1823-1824, plus journal excerpts from 1820-1821, represent Fisk's experiences as a pioneering American missionary in the Middle East. The two diaries dated 1814-1816 and 1816-1820 provide an account...
- Subject: Letters X
- Fisk, Pliny, 1792-1825 2
- Bird, Isaac, 1793-1876 1
- Bread Loaf Writers' Conference of Middlebury College 1
- Dorr, Julia C. R. (Julia Caroline Ripley), 1825-1913 1
- Fulton family 1
- Fulton, Alexander Hamilton, 1908-1986 1
- Middlebury College 1
- Parker, Elizabeth Burditt 1
- Parsons, Levi, 1792-1822 1
- Robbins, Henry Chandler, 1876-1952 1
- Stiles family 1
- Stiles, Alice M. 1
- Stiles, Ellen E. 1
- Stilphen, Helen Sophia, 1897-1995 1
- Williams family 1
- Williams, Charles Kilborn, 1782-1853 1
- Williams, Charles L. (Charles Langdon), 1821-1861 1 ∧ less