Guide to the Papers of Noel Perrin, 1932 - 2002Manuscript MS-348

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Series 2, Addendum, 1932-2002

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Box: 5, Dates: 1979-2002

Contains notes; personal and professional correspondence with Judith Moffett, Anne Fadiman, and various presses including Yankee Publishing of Dublin, NH, and Houghton Mifflin. Also includes a chapbook titled "The Hob" by Judith Moffett; typed essays "But How Do they Know?," "Kipling Now and Then," and "World War Two Novels: A Retrospective" by Perrin; as well as various book reviews by Perrin, both in manuscript form and published (by The New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, and St. Petersburg Times); contracts; royalty statements; memorandums; news articles; article reprints; Environmental Studies exams; newsletters; lecture flyers of Perrin; and brochures on resource conservation.

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Box: 6, Dates: 1932-1998

Contains personal and professional correspondence; Perrin's Chatham Hall and William's College report cards; the commencement invitation of Perrin's sister Burnley Taylor Perrin, Smith College, MA; copies of the "Purple Cow," the monthly magazine of Williams College; pamphlets on publications; several Manor Club Bulletins, Pelham Manor, NY; confirmation and communion certificates of Noel Perrin, as well as index cards detailing addresses; an essay "The New Batteries;" the novel "The Rector of Justice;" brochures on renewable resources, newsletters, and news articles; notes; an interlibrary loan request and typed manuscripts.

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Box: 7, Dates: 1951-2002

Contains personal and professional correspondence, including extensive correspondence with David B. Godine Publisher Inc. and other presses, as well as various publications such as the Boston Globe and The New Yorker; notes; typed essays and manuscripts; articles; reprints; " The Journal of Japanese Trade and Industry" containing Perrin's article "High Technology in 16th-Century Japan;" brochures; flyers; newsletters; a booklet titled "Electricity Use At Dartmouth: Small Scale Changes, Large Scale Payoffs;" copyright assignments; a copyright transfer; and a writing agent list; speeches dealing with the Passumpsic Land Trust, Thetford Historical Society, Community Health Center Association of Boston, MA, etc.; lecture notes; Perrin's lecture brochures; a course outline, and a portfolio of marketable securities of the Chenery Corporation, in which Perrin's mother held a directorship.

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Box: 8, Dates: 1949-1994

Contains personal and professional correspondence, including correspondence with various presses and publications such as US Today, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and Vermont Life; typescripts and published book reviews; several typed essays of Perrin including "New England," "America's Secular Cathedrals," and "Four Academic Fantasies;" notes; reports, censuses, maps, brochures, manuals, articles, reprints; as well as official documents of the Dartmouth College Alumni Abroad Program: maps of the Western Caribbean, schedules, an address exchange, flyers, brochures, a participant list titled "Sailing to the Land of Maya," transparencies of the program's ship Sea Cloud, and an itinerary; US Government certificates signed by President Andrew Johnson and Millard Filmore, official announcements, business cards, and handwritten correspondences of relative Edwin Perrin, and a speech/dedication to Sergeant Bates delivered by Edwin Perrin at Washington's Monument, Washington, D.C.

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Box: 9, Dates: 1944-1961

Contains personal and professional correspondence, several of which were written during Perrin's military service including a lengthy correspondence with Dartmouth College.

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Box: 10, Dates: 1954-1992

Contains professional correspondence with various presses and publications such as Vermont Life, New York Times (travel section), The Cambridge Review, Harrowsmith, Publisher's Weekly, and Country Journal; correspondence about and published praise for Perrin's novel, "A Reader's Delight;" personal correspondence with Perrin's mother (1954-1966) and admiring readers; correspondence concerning Perrin family genealogy. Also contains Perrin's army citation, handwritten and typed notes/lecture notes, published articles, official documents on the sale of land, various reports, a project review sheet, news articles, article reprints, brochures, business cards, land release, warranty deed, report on development rights and conservation restrictions, grant applications, financial documents, articles written by Perrin's daughter, Elizabeth Perrin, and the letters and poetry of Rachel Stanton Perrin.

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Box: 11, Dates: 1956-1999

Contains professional correspondence with various presses and publications such as Smithsonian Magazine, Vermont Life, New York Times, L.A. Times, Chicago Sun Times, Civilization, Penguin Press, New York magazine, and Country Journal. Of particular note is the correspondence relating to the location and memorialization of the literary works of Noel Perrin's mother, Blanche Chenery Perrin, as well as correspondence relating to the refusal to pay a telephone tax to protest excessive military expenditures and the Vietnam War. Also contains personal correspondence, article rough drafts, book reviews written by Perrin, articles written by others about American literature, travel information relating to a trip to Warsaw, Poland in 1984, an essay about Norman Rockwell written for the Washington Post, reviews of Perrin's novels A Noel Perrin Sampler and Third Person Rural, notes from a lecture Perrin gave on the cruise ship Sea Cloud, speeches, published articles, and a rough draft postscript and notes to Perrin's novel, "Giving Up the Gun."

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