Harris W. Soule Papers
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.
- Soule, Harris W. (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.
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.
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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.
Library Research Annex.
- Guide to the Harris W. Soule Papers, Burlington, Vermont and Clayton, Maine, 1953-1973
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