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Wilfred Edward Davison correspondence

Identifier: C-7

Scope and Contents

This collection contains eight folders with correspondence between Wilfred Davison and different American writers and academics. There are 55 letters in total, dating from December 27th, 1920 to May 2nd, 1929.


  • Creation: 1920 - 1929


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Open for research without restrictions.

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Biographical / Historical

Born in South Walden, Vermont, September 27, 1887, the son of Frank P. and Lillian Davison, Wilfred Edward Davison prepared for college in Montpelier Seminary, entering Middlebury in 1909, graduating in 1913. Continuing his studies after graduation, Davison studied in Berlin and Marburg, Germany, in the summer of 1913 and in the Curry School of Expression, in Boston, in the summer of 1918. Davison also completed graduate work at Harvard and Columbia from 1922 to 1923. Wilfred Davison worked at Middlebury College as an Instructor and Assistant Professor of German from 1913 to 1918, as an Assistant Professor of English from 1918 to 1920, as Professor of American Literature and Public Speaking from 1921 to 1924, and as a Professor of American Literature from 1925 until 1929. He was Dean of the English School at Bread Loaf from 1921 until 1929. The Wilfred Davison Library at Bread Loaf is named after him. Davison died suddenly on September 22, 1929 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, after a seemingly successful tonsil operation two weeks earlier.


1 Box (8 folders)

Language of Materials



The correspondence in this collection is arranged in 8 folders, organized alphabetically by the author's last name. Within the folders, the letters are organized chronologically.

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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