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The Zephine Humphrey Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Humphrey, Zephine, 1874-1959
Title
The Zephine Humphrey Papers
Dates [inclusive]
1918-1959
Quantity
One Box
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English
Abstract
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 The Zephine Humphrey Papers are composed primarily of typescripts of her writings, both published and unpublished. The majority of the collection is made up of a long typescript of Humphrey's unpublished journal for the years 1941-1945.

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[Identification of item] The Zephine Humphrey 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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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.

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The Zephine Humphrey Papers are composed primarily of typescripts of her writings, both published and unpublished.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of eight short stories and essays, but the majority of the collection is made up of a long typescript of Humphrey's unpublished journal for the years 1941-1945.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

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