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Harris W. Soule Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-152

Scope and Content Note

The Harris W. Soule Papers are made up almost entirely of materials relating to his book, Northwoods Tales and Unusual Recipes. Included are manuscripts, typescripts and printer's galleys of the work, as well as correspondence with publishers, prospective buyers and reviewers. The remainder of the collection is composed of copies of Soule's newspaper articles, a few photographs, some family correspondence, and two Soule agricultural reports from 1953 - 54.

Dates

  • 1953-1973

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

1carton

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.

Biographical Note

Harris W. Soule was born at Fairfield, Vermont, on April 14, 1900. A graduate of the University of Vermont in 1922, Soule became Windsor County Agent in 1923 and County Agent Leader of the Vermont Extension Service in 1931. Appointed state director of the Production and Marketing Administration of the USDA in 1945, Soule resigned in 1948 to enter politics in an unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for Congress. After serving as Vermont Development Director from 1949 to 1951, he rejoined the USDA and was Northeast Area Director of the Commodity Stabilization Service at his retirement in 1962. An avid outdoorsman all his life, Soule spent much of his time at his camp in Clayton Lake, Maine. Having written numerous outdoors articles for New England magazines and newspapers, he gathered together his recollections in Northwoods Tales and Unusual Recipes, which was published posthumously in 1971. Harris W. Soule died in Burlington, VT, on September 26, 1971.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 Carton)

Overview

The Harris W. Soule Papers are made up almost entirely of materials relating to his book, Northwoods Tales and Unusual Recipes. Included are manuscripts, typescripts and printer's galleys of the work, as well as correspondence with publishers, prospective buyers and reviewers.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex.

Physical Description

1carton
Title
Guide to the Harris W. Soule Papers, Burlington, Vermont and Clayton, Maine, 1953-1973
Status
Completed
Date
2002
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)