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Broomell-Cleghorn-Fisher Papers

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Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Dorothy Canfield Fisher was a famous American author in the early 20th century and a major proponent of the Montessori Method. She spent her adult life in Vermont, where she became friends with Sarah Cleghorn. Sarah Cleghorn was a Quaker author and activist from Vermont who did collaborative work with Fisher. In 1943, Cleghorn moved to Philadelphia. Anna Pettit Broomell took care of her as her health declined and edited Cleghorn's poetry in 1956. Broomell was a Quaker author of children's books; the introduction to her most successful volume was written by Dorothy Canfield Fisher in 1935.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher was born on February 17, 1879, in Lawrence, Kansas. Mrs. Fisher received her BA from The Ohio State University in 1899 and her doctoral degree in Romance Languages in 1904 from Columbia University. She also received honorary degrees from Dartmouth College, the University of Nebraska, Middlebury, Swarthmore, Smith, Williams, Ohio State University, and the University of Vermont. She married John Redwood Fisher in 1907, with whom she had two children. Her son James was a captain and surgeon during World War II and died during a raid in the Philippines in 1944. There is material about her son and his death in this collection. Mrs. Fisher died in 1958 in Arlington, Vermont at the age of 79.

Sarah Cleghorn was born on February 4, 1876, in Norfolk, Virginia. She lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota before moving to Vermont at the age of 9. In 1895, she graduated from Burr and Burton Seminary in Manchester, Vermont and also studied at Radcliffe College. She began her teaching career and activism in 1915 and was an activist for many causes throughout her life. She moved to Philadelphia in 1943 and died in 1959.

Anna Pettit Broomell was born on December 3, 1887, and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1907. She earned a M.A. from Columbia University and married George Lupton Broomell, Swarthmore Class of 1906, with whom she had two children. She lived in Philadelphia her whole life and died in 1972.

This collection contains material collected by Anna Pettit Broomell and primarily consists of the writings and correspondence of Anna Pettit Broomell, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and Sarah Cleghorn. It includes letters from Wallace and Zephine Fahnestock, A.J. Muste, Norman Thomas, David Baumgardt, the Broomell family, and the Friends Council on Education. The letters between the three women are mostly personal, but include discussions of their works and activism. The collection has several drafts of manuscripts and poems. There are also journal entries from Sarah Cleghorn and material collected for Sarah Cleghorn's memorials and oral history project. There is published material from and about Dorothy Canfield Fisher and Sarah Cleghorn, and a draft of a book about Dorothy Canfield Fisher and written by Anna Broomell.

The collection is divided into three series:

  1. Ser. 1. Correspondence
  2. Ser.2. Writings
  3. Ser.3. Miscellaneous

Donor: Gift of Sarah N. Cleghorn through Sarah Fisher Scott and Anna Pettit Broomell, 1958.

Donor: Gift of Anna Pettit Broomell, 1967.

Donor: Gift of Hannah Broomell Wilson, 2010 [Accession 2010.004]

This Collection was orignally catalogued at FHL as the Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn Papers (RG5/027). Since all three donations came through Hannah Petitt Broomell, the papers have been combined and recatalogued under the call number RG5/276 to reflect their common provenance.

This donation also included a dressing gown which was worn by Hannah Bacon Thompson at Swarthmore College in the 1880s; it has been catalgoued and stored separately.

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Permission from the Director or Curator of Friends Historical Library must be obtained before researchers may consult the manuscript, War Journal of a Pacifist.. The remainder of the collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Friends Council on Education Correspondence, 1938-1944.
Box 1
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Correspondence between the Friends Council on Education, Anna Broomell, and Sarah Cleghorn

1 folder

David Baumgardt Correspondence, 1940-1946.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Anna Broomell and David Baumgardt.

1 folder

From Etta Conroy, 1940.
Box 1
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Correspondence to Anna Broomell from Etta Conroy.

1 folder

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1940-1959, n.d.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Anna Broomell and Children's Crusade for Children, School District of Philadelphia, Morris Leeds, Morian Camby, The Atlantic Monthly, The Johnny Appleseed Bookshop, Grace Hutchinson, , Gertrude, Suzanne Wilson, Brooke and David Burns, Marion, Betty McKauphan, Elizabeth Pyle, the Young Girl's Club, Hilda Williams, Elisabeth Cloud, Grace Campbell, Slater Brown.

1 folder

Correspondence between Anna Broomell and Susan Cleghorn, 1942-1958, n.d.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Anna Broomell and Susan Cleghorn, daughter of Sarah/Sally Cleghorn

1 folder

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1943-1965, n.d.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Paul Reynolds and unknown; Felice Ferrero and E.L.; Eda and unknown; unknown and Ruth Gage-Colby; Friends Hospital and Edwin Soast; Sue and Fran; Lucy and Arthur Morgan and unknown; Mrs. E. White and Pat; unknown postcard; also addresses, lists, several paragraphs and notes with author unknown.

1 folder

Eliza Cope Correspondence, 1943- 1952.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Sarah Cleghorn, Eliza Cope and "sons and daughters of Mrs. Cope." Includes Sarah Cleghorn's letter sent from Eliza Cope to Anna Broomell.

1 folder

To Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1943, n.d.
Box 1
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Correspondence to Dorothy Canfield Fisher from Anna Broomell

1 folder

Margaret Thomforde correspondence, 1951-1967 and n.d.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Margaret Thomforde and Elizabeth Yarnall, Sarah Cleghorn, and Anna Broomell.

1 folder

Correspondence between Anna Broomell and Sally Scott, 1953-1960, n.d.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Anna Broomell and Sally Scott which includes personal letters, writing on behalf of Sarah Cleghorn, and possibility of Sarah Cleghorn anthology.

1 folder

To Sally/Sarah Cleghorn from Anna Broomell, 1953.
Box 1
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Correspondence to Sally/Sarah Cleghorn from Anna Broomell

1 folder

Isabel Clark Correspondence, 1954-1959.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Isabel Clark and Anna Broomell and Sarah Cleghorn

1 folder

Correspondence between Anna Broomell and Mrs. Henderson, 1955-1956.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Anna Broomell and Mrs. Henderson, which includes a packet of notes, poems, correspondence between Anna Broomell and Ruth Henderson, and Agnes and Anna, list of articles from the Atlantic, and handwritten pages.

1 folder

Correspondence between Helen Congdon and Anna Broomell, 1956-1959.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Helen Congdon and Anna Broomell

1 folder

Broomell Family correspondence, 1955-1967 and n.d.
Box 1
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Scott family news. Correspondence between: "Aunt Anna" and Judy; "grandmother" and Suzanne; "Aunt Anna" and Becky; Anna Broomell and Hannah Wilson, daughter; "grandmother" and Margie; "grandmother" and Barb Dickson; Anna Broomell and Helena Lupton; Bob and G. Lupton Broomell to "mother"; Louise to grandmother; Hannah to mother; Lup to mother; wedding invitations; letter from Sarah Fisher Scott concerning the letters of Anna Broomell.

1 folder

Wallace Fahnestock correspondence, 1958-1959 and n.d.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Wallace Fahnestock and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Aunt Jessie, Anna Broomell, and Sally/Sarah Cleghorn

1 folder

Thomas Bassett correspondence, 1958-1959.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Thomas Bassett and Anna Broomell and The Wilbur Library.

1 folder

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1962-1967.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Anna Broomell and Mrs. Scott and Wallace Randall, Fran Smith, Kay, Wootie, Marian Fischer, Alice, Ann Harris, Lorty, Josephine, Lucile Miller, Lucille Baker, Sally Slattery, Agnes Ackart, Pendle Hill, Doris Sibley, Anna Jones; Susy Bowen, Mary R., Mary S., Becky McIlvain, Lois and Arthur, Susanna Parry, Esther, Grace, Lois, Rachel Cadbury, Marianud G. Packer, Ruth, Frances Conrad, Richard Edgerton, Madeline McCutcheon, Anna Jones, Babbie Horan, Helen W.W., Dorothy S., Margaret Stewart, Ruth R. Van Alstine, Ellis Gardner, Mary, June, Alley Fischer, Becky, Arthur, Lilian Pfatteicher, Buck Hill Falls Company.

1 folder

Martha Fincke Correspondence, 1965-1967.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Martha Fincke and Anna Broomell

1 folder

Agnes Myers Correspondence, 1965-1966.
Box 1
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Correspondence between Agnes Myers and Anna Broomell

1 folder

A.J. Muste and Norman Thomas Correspondence, 1966.
Box 1
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Responses to Anna Broomell inquiries concerning Sally and William Fincke's relationship.

1 folder

Christmas and Birthday Cards to Anna Broomell, n.d.
Box 1
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Christmas and Birthday Cards to Anna Broomell

1 folder

To Anna Broomell, 1931-1944.
Box 1
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Correspondence sent from Dorothy Canfield Fisher to Anna Petit Broomell

10 folders

To Anna Broomell, 1945-1958 & n.d.
Box 2
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Correspondence sent from Dorothy Canfield Fisher to Anna Petit Broomell

15 folders

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1940-1957, n.d.
Box 2
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Miscellaneous Dorothy Canfield Fisher correspondence

1 folder

To Sally/Sarah Cleghorn, 1940-1955, n.d.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Correspondence to Sarah/Sally Cleghorn from Dorothy Canfield Fisher

1 folder

Correspondence between Dorothy Canfield Fisher and Zephine Fahnestock, n.d.
Box 2
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Correspondence between Dorothy Canfield Fisher and Zephine Fahnestock

1 folder

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1876, 1908, 1917, 1942-1965, n.d.
Box 2
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Correspondence between Sarah/Sally Cleghorn and John Gale and Charles Alden Law Office, Miss Humphrey, Garfeid Dalton, Chestnut Hill Meeting, "friends," Miss Pew, David Paul, Mr. Soskin (in which she is upset about the omissions in her book), Mr. Seidenberg, Johanna Burckhardt, Edward Martin (senator), Edith Margolius, Hans Margolius, Christmas card to unknown recipient, children at the Fither School, Mr. Kane, Mercedes Randall, Estelle, Iohormor Herlene, "Comrades", Mrs. Norton, Katherine Wireman, Amelia, Mr. Thornton and Bertha, the President of the United States, Elizabeth Flynn, Miss Traubel, Lizzie Witherell, Mr. Bennett, Margaret Whitall Evans, Marion Wefer, the Salvation Army, Mrs. Morse, Daisy Tauzal, J. Edgar Williams, Ernest B. Kalibala at the United Nations, "A.R." (Anna Rochester?), Miss Finnie, Sarah Kent, Amelia De Vaughn, and packet entitled "notes written by Sarah Cleghorn, not sent."

1 folder

Correspondence between Zephine Fahnestock and Sally/Sarah Cleghorn, 1917-1919, 1930, 1953, n.d.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Sally/Sarah Cleghorn and Zephine Fahnestock. Zephine was a "Vermont friend" of Sally's.

1 folder

Correspondence concerning the radio program This I Believe, 1917-1955.
Box 2

1 folder

To Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1922, 1953, n.d.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Correspondence to Dorothy Canfield Fisher from Sally/Sarah Cleghorn

1 folder

To Anna Broomell, 1841, 1935-1961, n.d.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Correspondence to Anna Broomell from Sarah/Sally Cleghorn. Includes packet with correspondence between Anna Broomell and Sally/Sarah Cleghorn with letter from Mr. Hawley to Jessie.

1 folder

From Helen Congdon, 1948, n.d.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Correspondence to Sally/Sarah Cleghorn from Helen Congdon

1 folder

From George Tancred, 1949-1950, n.d.
Box 2
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Correspondence from George Tancred, nephew of Sally/Sarah Cleghorn, to Mrs. Cleghorn

1 folder

Fraser Drew Correspondence, 1949.
Box 2
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Correspondence to Sarah Cleghorn from Fraser Drew.

1 folder

J. Frank Gaskill and Edwin A. Soast correspondence, 1957.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between J. Frank Gaskill and Edwin A. Soast concerning Sarah/Sally Cleghorn and her involvement in the Chestnut Hill meeting and funds.

1 folder

Sarah Cleghorn Oral History Project, 1939-1967, n.d.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Elizabeth Yarnall and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Anna Broomell, Sarah/Sally Cleghorn, William Fischer, John Arnett, Margaret Thomforde, Arthur Bertholf, and unknown. Manuscript entitled Visit with Sally Cleghorn by Elizabeth Yarnall and Christmas card from Robert and Elizabeth Yarnall with a quote from Sarah Cleghorn. Elizabeth Yarnall was interested in Sarah Cleghorn and was recording her for schools to hear, despite her deteriorating health. Dorothy Canfield Fisher was writing to Elizabeth Yarnall to ask for information on Sarah Cleghorn.

1 folder

Sarah Cleghorn Memorials, 1939-1959, n.d.
Box 3
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Folder originally labelled: S. Cleghorn, or Letters with interesting characterizations of S. Cleghorn, or Letters to A.P.B. about S. Cleghorn by various people. Includes: manuscripts Sarah Cleghorn at Chestnut Hill and Memorandum by Sarah Cleghorn, Prayers from Christmas 1939 by S. Cleghorn, Living Arrangements for Elderly People, and manuscript remembering S. Cleghorn from Chestnut Hill Meeting. Pamphlet entitled Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends…Agenda 277th Annual Sessions from 1957. Also Sarah Cleghorn's Itinerary and assorted correspondence, including correspondence between S. Cleghorn, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Anna Broomell, Helen Congdon, and Elizabeth Yarnall, and correspondence with various meeting houses. These materials were possibly gathered for Sarah Cleghorn's memorial.

1 folder

Captain James C. Fisher, 1945-1948, n.d.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Photo of her son with a note to Anna Broomell from Dorothy, dated February 13th, 1948. Passage of a letter about the photo of her son from German writer. Newspaper article entitled Capt. Fisher Died Near Jap Prison: Rangers' Doctor, Mortally Wounded in Raid, Son of Noted Novelist. Newspaper article entitled Captain James C. Fisher (A Tribute), dated February 28, 1945. Photo of a man in surgery who was wounded in the war, possibly Mrs. Fisher's son.

1 folder

Edward Way Case, 1949-1953, n.d.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Sarah Cleghorn and Harold Boulware, Attorney at Law; Edward Way; Julian S. Wolfe, Attorney and Counselor at Law; Miss Motley; South Carolina Penitentiary; and letter forwarded to S. Cleghorn from Francis Fisher Kane and Thurgood Marshall. Sarah Cleghorn was assisting Edward Way, who had been accused of murder.

1 folder

Swarthmore Peace Collection and Friends Historical Library, 1948-1959.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Correspondence from Ellen Starr Brinton of the Swarthmore Peace Collection; Frederic Tolles at the Friends Historical Library and Sarah Cleghorn's literary executor, Mrs. J.P. Scott, about the donation of her papers; and the memorial service for Sarah Cleghorn

1 folder

Writings of Anna Broomell, 1939, n.d.
Box 3
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Typed journal entries, letter from Anna Broomell to family, and manuscript entitled The Log. Many handwritten manuscripts written by Anna Broomell and journal pages, including Summer People in Vermont and continuations of The Log. Includes list entitled Cartons; list of dates and years entitled Dorothy Canfield Fisher; handwritten and typed pages of notes, poems, memos.

1 folder

Anna Broomell's manuscript about Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1939-1941.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Typed manuscript with sections entitled Foreword, Outline, The Making of a Novelist, The Novels, Short Stories, Vermont Tradition, Vermont Tradition, Introductions and Letters, Unlimited Liability, Dorothy Fisher's Unique Contribution, Last Decade. This manuscript was written by Anna Broomell and describes Dorothy Canfield Fisher's life in detail and includes her quotes.

1 folder

Published material by Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1929-1944.
Box 3
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A Plea for Normal Childhood by Dorothy Canfield Fisher from The American Child: A Monthly Bulletin of General Child Welfare, Vol. XI, No.3, March 1929, and published by The National Child Labor Committee, New York City. Women, Education, and Democracy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher from The Journal of the National Education Association, Vol. 28, Number 7, October 1939. Almera Hawley Canfield by Dorothy Canfield, from Women's Day, May 1943. One Day in Vermont by Dorothy Canfield Fisher, from Christian Herald, June 1944. Pamphlet entitled Report on Old Age by Dorothy Canfield Fisher, published by the Book of the Month Club. Pamphlet entitled Vermont Tradition: The Biography of an Outlook on Life by Dorothy Canfield Fisher, published by the Book of the Month Club, which is a review of her book. Typed manuscripts entitled Article Written for Japanese Women, James and Lucretia Mott, Shop-keeping Saint, Pentecostal Fire, and Goya's Blacksmiths by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.

1 folder

Written material by Sarah/Sally Cleghorn, 1942-1954 n.d.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

The Homelike Name of God by Sarah Cleghorn from Fellowship, March 1942. Manuscript entitled Report to the Overseers of Chestnut Hill Meeting on the matter of Sarah N. Cleghorn and Stapely Hall. Sarah Cleghorn's handwritten copy of article from Philadelphia Inquirer on Religion from August 1950; manuscript entitled In Memory of Mrs. Shirk, 1952, letter to Friends of Soviet Russia, her planned schedule for each day after reaching the age of 78; poem by Sarah Cleghorn; Saffron Memories by Sarah Cleghorn, and manuscripts entitled This I Believe, Rethinking Quaker Principles, and Gandhi. Newspaper articles entitled Poetess at Stapely Hall to Mark 80th Birthday and Sarah Cleghorn, Poet, Dead at 83.

1 folder

Entries from Sarah Cleghorn's diaries and journals., 1947-1954.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Sarah Cleghorn's Book with notes, poems, prose. The only entries in 1953 Diary with sections of S. Cleghorn's journal. These are the only entries in S.N.C.'s 1952 Diary, with notes from 1953. Journal entries from 1952 entitled Desk Diary 1952. Diary 1947, S. Cleghorn with journal entries.

1 folder

Journal of Sarah/Sally Cleghorn from 1950 through 1953., 1950-1953.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Journal of Sarah/Sally Cleghorn from 1950 through 1953.

1 folder

Grangerized copy of Threescore.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Grangerized copy of Threescore, her autobiography. Letter from Sarah Cleghorn to Zephine Fahnestock describing dream, inserted following page 29, per request of Anna Pettit Broomell.

1 folder

Sarah Cleghorn Essays.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Blessing the Animals, Champion of Girls' Brains, Family Huddle on War, Four Fields of Pain, A Happy Crusader, Homemade Observations on Sleep and Dreams, Hypothesis from Mein Kampf, Increase of Torture?, Pioneer Mother -- Anne Story (2 manuscripts, both incomplete), Portrait of Albert Schweitzer (book review), Religion and the Torture of Animals (3 manuscripts), Soap Its Own Soap-Dish, Stubborn Child, The World is a Child, The Worsted Church

1 folder

Printed clippings.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Printed clippings from Sarah Cleghorn

1 folder

Sarah Cleghorn Pageants.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Liberty and Union, Historical Pageant, Second Christmas Pageant (incomplete), letters to editors, agreements with publishers re manuscripts

1 folder

Misceallaneous and unidentified papers collected by Sarah Cleghorn.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Pamphlets, typescripts, clippings

1 folder

Sarah Cleghorn letters to editors.
Box 4

1 folder

Pamphlets and periodical articles from Sarah Cleghorn.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Ballad of Gene Debs, Ballad of the Vermont Children's Aide, The Blackwater Tantrums, Contemporary Opinions of Thackeray, The Curiosities of Fashion (in The Outlook, September 12, 1910), The Feel of Jail, The Hearth of Life, Henry Peaslee and His Aunt Emma, The Homelike Name of God, Instead of the Thorn, the Fir Tree, Irish Fairies, Let Us Pray, Living by Intimations, Mr. Charles Raleigh Rawdon, Ma'am, Oh, How Delicate They Are, The Poltroon, Respect for the Body, The True Ballad of the Camden Boy, The True Ballad of the Extraordinary Fortitude of William Griffin, The True Ballad of Glorious Harriet Tubman, The True Ballad of Lionel Licorish, Turnpike Stories, Utopia Interpreted (in The Atlantic Monthly, July and August 1924), The World is a Child

1 folder

Footnotes to Threescore.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Footnotes to Threescore by Anna Pettit Broomell (photocopy of manuscript) and Book of Common Prayer with notes concerning family pasted in.

1 folder

Miscellaneous biographical material and notes.
Box 4

1 folder

Pictures and memorabilia.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Pictures and memorabilia from biographical material and notes.

1 folder

Checklist of Cleghorn Papers from Bailey-Howe Library, University of Vermont.
Box 4

1 folder

War Journal of a Pacifist.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Publication and reproduction restricted

1 folder

Papers, 1910-1955.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Concerning the accession and content of Sarah Cleghorn's papers

1 folder

Agreements with publishers re manuscripts.
Box 4

1 folder

Poetry.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

House, Hail and Farewell, Immortal Water, Life is that Sibyl, Orchard Notions I and II, The Slow, Long Burning, The Survival of the Fittest, We Do Sit Down

1 folder

Lists of typescript poems and publication information.
Box 4

1 folder

Writings, 1949-1961, mostly n.d.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Many pages of handwritten manuscripts, notes, poems, and prose, mostly written by Anna Broomell with a focus on Sarah Cleghorn. Typed manuscript Chapter XV ----And Then What?, unknown author. List of chapters to The Religion of Lovingkindness.

1 folder

Unidentified Writings, n.d.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Unidentified writings and notes.

1 folder

Resolution of Sarah Cleghorn's affairs, 1938-1967, n.d.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Article entitled Charles Dalton Cleghorn Dies, who was Sarah Cleghorn's brother, from The Manchester Journal, March 1938 with photo. Article entitled Miss Cleghorn, Author, Dies, from Sunday Bulletin, April 1959. Correspondence between A.B. Clark Family from Anna Broomell; Dorothy Fisher and Elizabeth; Mrs. Gamble and Dorothy Fisher; and Dorothy Fisher and unknown recipient. Page of addresses from Sarah Cleghorn and handwritten pages, author unknown. This envelope mostly deals with the settling of Sarah Cleghorn's affairs.

1 folder

Published material about Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1942-1959.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings of pictures dealing with Dorothy Canfield Fisher, from New York Herald Tribune Books, September 1942. Dorothy Canfield's Forest by Haydn S. Pearson from American Forests, December 1948. Review of Dorothy Canfield's book, A Harvest of Stories by Rosemary Benet, November 1956, Book of the Month Club News. Tribute to Mrs. Fisher by Margaret Halsey, White Plains, NY, November 1958. Booklet entitled Dorothy Canfield Fisher In Memoriam, December 1, 1958; includes photos and a painting of Mrs. Fisher, article on Mrs. Fisher from the editorial board, announcement of Dorothy Canfield Fisher Library Award, article on Mrs. Fisher by Robert Frost, and article from Mrs. Fisher entitled Book Clubs. Issue of News and Notes: Vermont Historical Society, Vol. 10, no. 4, December 1958, devoted to Dorothy Canfield Fisher, with articles by J.P. Lovering, T.D. Seymour Bassett, Leon S. Gay, and poem by Frederick W. Fowler. Poem entitled Dorothy Canfield Fisher by Anna Petit Broomell in Friends Journal: A Quaker Weekly, Vol. 5, no. 11, March 1959. Article announcing creation of film based on Dorothy Canfield's New Americans in Vermont. Article entitled Dorothy Canfield Fisher – Vermont's Lady of Letters with many pictures. Newspaper article entitled Dorothy Canfield Fisher Dies; Author of Vermont Novels, 79 from The New York Times.

1 folder

Miscellaneous clippings and notes of Anna Broomell, 1954-1966, n.d.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Booklets entitled A Testament of Devotion by Thomas Kelly and Living A-Top of the World by Charles P. Morlan with Living Prayer by Ella Syfers Schenck. Newspaper article entitled Aymar Embury, Architect, Dead from November 1966. Newspaper article entitled Nation Observing Its Library Week, with "Mrs. Broomell" written on the top. Paper entitled Miss Sarah Cleghorn's Itinerary. Newspaper article about the death of Miss Esther Fisher. Prayers for a Winter Morning from Swallowfield Fellowship Farm. Newspaper article entitled Victims of Angina Pectoris Must Learn to Live with It. Monthly prose from Dorothy and Paul Herbert, Big Sur, California.

1 folder

Photos.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Photo of girls on porch, on back: "Dorset Bees". Photo of Dorothy Canfield Fisher, on back: "This is a recent picture. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher in the center". Photo with picture saying "This fountain is in memory of Dorothy Canfield Fisher" with quote from Emerson. Professional photo of Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Two photos of Dorothy Canfield Fisher's home with letters to Sarah Cleghorn on the back.

1 folder

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