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Stories

Mabel Augusta Ruggles Cobb Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Cobb, Mabel Ruggles, 1885-
Title
Mabel Augusta Ruggles Cobb Papers
Dates [inclusive]
1911-1958
Quantity
2 Boxes
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English
Abstract
The Mable Ruggles Cobb collection contains typescripts of over 50 stories which have been arranged alphabetically by title. There are only a few letters in the correspondence file.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Mabel Augusta Ruggles Cobb Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1998 

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.

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Scope and Content Note

The Mabel Ruggles Cobb collection contains typescripts of over 50 stories which have been arranged alphabetically by title. There are only a few letters in the correspondence folder.

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Biographical Note

Mabel Augusta Ruggles (Cobb) was born in Westford, Vermont, attended the Westford schools and graduated in 1903 from Kimball Union Academy, Meridan, New Hampshire, then a coeducational school of excellent reputation. In 1909, after several years of teaching in village and rural schools, she married Irving Cobb of Westford and lived in Bennington, Vermont, for thirty-two years.

During this time she became interested in writing. She attended the Writer's Conference at the Breadloaf School of English. Primarily interested in children's literature, she was published in "Youths Companion" and "St. Nicholas" magazines. Articles on child-parent problems were published by the Pilgrim Press. Her work also appeared in "Survey Graphic," "Poetry," "Parents' Magazine" and numerous small magazines. She was one of the founders of the Vermont Poetry Society. In 1938, she won the award for the best story for children in the statewide contest and in 1941, she received first prize in the Vermont Writers' Ballad Contest. Her poetry and prose are mostly genre evocations of Vermont country life.

Mrs.Cobbs at various times lived in New Zealand, Belgium and Jamaica after her husband's death. On her return to Vermont, she served three terms, 1953-1959, in the Vermont State Legislature, where she served on the Education Committee and was much respected throughout the state for her careful estimate of educational problems and her intelligent and liberal decisions. She particularly encouraged the young people of her constituency to become interested in their own governement and in the government and people of other countries.

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