Guide to the Papers of Virginia Close, 1994 - 1998Manuscript MS-973

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Virginia Close, 1994 - 1998

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-973

Collection Dates:

1994 - 1998

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)

Abstract:

The Papers of Virginia Close (DC Honorary MA 1986) document Close's research of Frederick Ernest and his role in the history of Dartmouth College, and include a typed report, correspondence, photocopied materials, and bibliographies. Close began working in the Dartmouth Library in 1945.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The Papers of Virginia Close consists of a typed report on Frederick Ernest; typed and handwritten correspondences between Virginia Close and several historical societies; as well as photocopies of maps, charters, journal entries of Eleazar Wheelock, various correspondences, the Connecticut Gazette (1755) and the London Summary (1758), censuses, birth indexes, shipping indexes, and encyclopedia entries. Also included are several bibliographies and catalogue entries. The papers document Close's research of Frederick Ernest and his role in the history of Dartmouth College.

Biography

Virginia L. Close grew up in White River Junction, VT, and graduated from Hartford High School. She earned a B.A. at the University of Vermont and an M.A. in history at the University of Connecticut in 1943. She also received a B.A. in library science from Simmons College. She began working at the Dartmouth Library in 1945, and in 1986, after 41 years of service to the College, was awarded an honorary master's degree.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1994-1998

Includes a typed report on Frederick Ernest; typed and handwritten correspondences between Virginia Close and several historical societies, including The Connecticut Historical Society and Thetford Historical Society; as well as photocopies of maps, charters, journal entries of Eleazar Wheelock, various correspondences, the Connecticut Gazette (1755) and the London Summary (1758), a 1792 Thetford census, birth indexes, Nova Scotia shipping indexes, encyclopedia entries, and a bibliography of Massachusetts Vital Records. Also includes several bibliographies and catalogue entries.

Box Contents

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