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Guide to the Alison Murphy Conner Papers, [ca. 1930]

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Conner, Alison Murphy, 1914-
Title: Alison Murphy Conner Papers
Dates: [ca. 1930]
Quantity: 1 manuscript (169 pages)
Abstract: Manuscript of Conner's book Every Which Way in Ireland, published in 1930, concerning her experiences in Ireland accompanying her father on a naturalist expedition.
Forms of Materials: Manuscript

Biographical Note

Alison Barstow Murphy, a 1935 graduate of Vassar, was born in Brooklyn, NY. Her father was a naturalist on the staff of the American Museum of Natural History, and her mother was a member of the Society of Woman Geographers. Alison accompanied her father on many of his expeditions and wrote accounts of their experiences. In 1930, Putnam's published her book, Every Which Way in Ireland, illustrated with photographs taken by Alison and her family. It was part of Putnam's series of books written by and for young people.

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Scope and Content Note

Manuscript of Conner's book Every Which Way in Ireland, published in 1930, concerning her experiences in Ireland accompanying her father on a naturalist expedition.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Subjects:

  • Natural history -- Ireland

Places:

  • Ireland -- Description and travel

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, August 2008.

Updated January 2009 (ms found).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Allison Murphy Conner Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Emeline M. Tavenner.

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