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Hayward Merriam Severance Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Severance, Hayward Merriam, 1887-
Title
Hayward Merriam Severance Papers
Dates [inclusive]
1931-1971
Quantity
2 boxes
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English
Abstract
The Hayward Severance Memorial Collection contains personal correspondence, typescripts, and handnotes.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Hayward Merriam Severance Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 2002 

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 his sister, Edith Emerson Andrews, August 12, 1971

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Biographical Note

Hayward Merriam Severance was born January 19, 1887, in Buffalo, New York. His parents were Frank Hayward Severance and Lena Lilian (Hill) Severance. He attended Masten Park High School (Buffalo), Cornell University, and the University of California (B.S. 1910--Chemistry). He worked two field seasons for the U.S. Forest Service in Siskiyou County, California, and did graduate work at California and the University of Chicago. Severance then taught chemistry at Chico High School (California), the University of Arizona, Oregon State College, and from 1931-52 at Los Angeles City College. He retired in 1952.

Hayward Severance was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Emeritus), American Chemical Society, Ecological Society of America, Nature Conservancy, Sigma Xi, Sierra Club, Green Mountain Club, Vermont Historical Society, Isle LaMotte Historical Society, and Buffalo, New York, and Erie County Historical Society.

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Scope and Content Note

The Hayward Severance Memorial Collection contains personal correspondence arranged chronologically from 1958 through 1971. It also contains typescript of Green Mountain Gateway: The Story of the Rutland Railway, and handnotes of the same. Also included are other articles and handnotes written by Severance,  Appalachian Trail Log and  Bulletins,  Central Vermont Railway (timetables),  Long Trail News, post cards and miscellaneous publications,  The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society Bulletins, Rutland Railway miscellaneous printed material and newspaper clippings, and the Vermont Historical Society's  News and Notes.

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