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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Abernethy manuscript miscellany collection

 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.

Dates: 1835 - 2000

Alexander Hamilton Fulton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-34
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1833-1980

Alice and Ellen Stiles correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-46
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...
Dates: 1852-1915

Charles Langdon Williams correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-57
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...
Dates: 1817-1904

Julia C.R. Dorr papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-9
Abstract The papers of Julia C.R. Dorr reveal a poet and novelist who was, in her own time, celebrated along with Julia Ward Howe and Harriet Beecher Stowe in the pantheon of 19th century female literary greats. Ralph Waldo Emerson said that her poetry was “written with an elegance which shows much practice & easy command of lyric metres & expressions; but much more than that, with great tenderness & humanity.” She was also (before Robert Frost definitively assumed the role) unofficial...
Dates: 1829-1934

Levi Parsons correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-45
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...
Dates: 1811-1823

Miscellaneous manuscripts collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-Misc
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

Pliny Fisk journals, letters, and other materials

 Collection
Identifier: C-116
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...
Dates: 1819-1825