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Lucy Mallary Bugbee Papers

Identifier: mss-869

Scope and Contents

This collection includes many letters to Lucy from her family and friends, mostly on the subjects of mutual friends and events attended.

There are also photos, newspaper clippings about her activities, and obituaries for her and her husband. The materials reflect admiration and affection from family, friends, and the wider community.


  • 1904-1984


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 / Historical

Lucy Rockwell Mallary was born in 1887 in Lenox, Massachusetts, one of 6 children of Rev. R. DeWitt and Lucy Mallary. She attended Mount Holyoke College and graduated in 1908. She traveled abroad in 1914, and was in Europe when WWI broke out. The collection includes a letter from the U.S. Department of State reassuring family members that everything possible was being done to facilitate the return of Americans abroad.

Lucy Mallary taught high school in Connecticut and Massachusetts for several years before marrying fellow teacher Lloyd Bugbee in 1917. They had two daughters.

In 1951, the Bugbees moved to Bradford, Vt. There Lucy devoted much time and energy to the conservation of wildflowers. She received several awards for her efforts, and on her 80th birthday a bog was named in her honor by the governor of Vermont.

Lucy Mallary Bugbee died in 1984 at the age of ninety-seven.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Collection contains correspondence, travel materials, clippings, and honors documenting the life and activities of Lucy Mallary Bugbee, especially related to the conservation of wildflowers.


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Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Silver Special Collections Library
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Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
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