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The Zephine Humphrey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-692

Scope and Content

The Zephine Humphrey Papers are composed primarily of typescripts of her writings, both published and unpublished. Included are drafts of eight short stories and essays, but the majority of the collection is made up of a long typescript of Humphrey's unpublished journal for the years 1941-1945. The collection is completed by a small group of newspaper clippings about her books, and some correspondence of Zephine and other members of the Fahnestock family (1945-1959).

Dates

  • 1918-1959

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Biography

Born in Philadelphia on December 15, 1874, Zephine Humphrey Fahnestock was a noted writer of fiction and short essays. She graduated from Smith College in 1896, and moved to Dorset, Vermont, after marrying Wallace Fahnestock. Friend to Dorothy Canfield Fischer, Sarah N. Cleghorn and other Vermont writers, Zephine Humphrey achieved considerable regional popularity for her books and articles on Vermont and the New England way of life. Her books include Over Against Green Peak; The Story of Dorset; The Beloved Community; Green Mountains to Sierras; and A Book of New England Things. Zephine Humphrey died in Dorset in 1956.

Extent

.4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

Zephine Humphrey Fahnestock was a noted writer of fiction and short essays. The Zephine Humphrey Papers are composed primarily of typescripts of her writings, both published and unpublished. The majority of the collection is made up of a long typescript of Humphrey's unpublished journal for the years 1941-1945.

Physical Location

Silver Special Collections, Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.
Title
Guide to the The Zephine Humphrey Papers, 1918-1959
Status
Completed
Date
1998
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)