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Addie Parkhill papers

Identifier: C-114

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises 157 folders in six Hollinger boxes. The bulk of the collection is correspondence to Addie Parkhill and to her mother Lottie Parkhill. Other materials directly related to Addie Parkhill include her school compositions and papers associated with organizations to which to she belonged (see Series IV). Also included in the collection are papers associated with the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, where Addie’s father resided in the late nineteenth century (see Series II), and nineteenth century papers associated with Mr. Charles Newell of Meriden, N.H., apparently an ancestor of Addie Parkhill (see Series I, Subseries 4 and Series V).


  • 1871 - 1956


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Addie Parkhill was born September 10, 1865 in Cornwall, Vt., where she resided throughout her life. She never married, and she was an active member of church and civic organizations including the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.), the Cornwall Grange and the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) (see Series IV). As a young woman, Addie attended summer camp meetings on Lake Champlain (see Series I). While her letters are often addressed to “Addie E. Parkhill,” her name appears as “Emily Adeline Parkhill” in her obituary in the Addison County Independent (October 19, 1956, pg. 5); alternative spellings of her surname include Parkill and, less frequently, Parkil. Addie died in Cornwall October 13, 1956, at age 91. She is buried in the Cornwall Central Cemetery with her mother, Lottie Manchester Parkhill (1837-1919), her father Silas C. Parkhill (1837-1895), and her two brothers, Chester (1867-1890) and Arthur D. (1878-1967).

SEE ALSO Addison Independent, April 15, 1949, pg. 5, column 5


6 Boxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by Associate College Librarian Hans Raum in June, 1999 at a Brandon, Vt. auction held by Barb’s Auction Service, with $260.00 from Vermont Collection funds.

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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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