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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
Access:
Publication Rights:
Biography
Scope and Content
Acquisition Information
Additional Information
Container List
Personal Correspondence
Correspondence Re: The Mountain Troubador
Correspondence Re: The Old Brick Manse
Correspondence Re: Poetry Soc. Of Vt.
Miscellaneous
Newspaper Clippings
Autograph Collection

Arthur Wentworth Hewitt Collection

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Hewitt, Arthur Wentworth 1883-
Title
Arthur Wentworth Hewitt Collection
Dates [inclusive]
1905-1970
Quantity
7 boxes
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library and Library Research Annex.
Language
English
Abstract
The Hewitt Collection contains personal correspondence between Hewitt and friends, booksellers, and colleagues. The collection also contains clippings of reviews of Hewitt's work, clippings of poems which he thought worthwhile to keep, published accounts of his social and official actions, and two boxes of literary autographs.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Arthur Wentworth Hewitt Collection, 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.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Arthur W. Hewitt during 1972-1973

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Biography

Arthur W. Hewitt was born in Riverton, Vermont, June 22, 1883. He attended Riverton schools and was a graduate of Northfield High School and Montpelier Seminary. On September 18, 1907 he married Nina Battles of Wilder.

Dr. Hewitt's pastoral life began in 1908 in Plainfield, Vermont, where he served as a minister of the Methodist Church until 1933. He served in Moretown, Vermont from 1933-35, and in Northfield and Northfield Falls until 1956.

Dr. Hewitt was also active in education. He was superintendent of schools in Glover, 1905-1906, and in Plainfield, 1910-1911. He was, for a time, the head of Montpelier Seminary, organized Vermont Junior College, and served as its president from 1923 to 1935. During the years 1912-1917, as Plainfield's representative in the Vermont General Assembly, he was chairman of the House Committee on Education. From 1923 to 1935 he was chairman of the Vermont Board of Education.

Hewitt was also a poet. He published five collections of poetry, including, Harp of the North (1916) and  The Mountain Troubaor (1962. He also wrote a biography entitled  The Old Brick Manse (1965). he was the head of the Poetry Society of Vermont (P.S.O.V.) for eight years, and in August of 1971 he was recommended by the state legislature to succeed Robert Frost as Poet Laureat of Vermont. He died November 6, 1971 in Berlin, Vermont.

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Scope and Content

The Hewitt Collection contains personal correspondence, that is, correspondence between Hewitt and friends, booksellers, and colleagues. Correspondence relating to The Harp of the North,  The Green Mountain Trouador, and the Poetry Society have been kept separate. All correspondence has been chronologically arranged. The collection also contains clippings of reviews of Hewitt's work, clippings of poems which he thought worthwhile to keep, and published accounts of his social and official actions, Two boxes of literary autographs, especially those relating to English Romanticism, have been arranaged alpahbetically.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Autographs
  • Clippings
  • Poetry
  • Reviews (document genre)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Berlin (Vt.)

Subject(s)

  • Religion--Vermont

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Additional Information

Note

Personal Correspondence contains letters from A. W. H. to I. L. Salomon. The dates of these letters are:

  • 1961, July 5
  • 1961, July 25
  • 1961, Oct. 21
  • 1961, Nov. 13
  • 1963, July 16
  • 1963, July 20
  • 1963, Aug. 21
  • 1963, Aug. 29
  • 1963, Sept.
  • 1963, Nov. 18
  • 1964, Feb. 25
  • 1970, Jan. 6
  • 1970, Jan. 15

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