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Guide to the Christabel Forsyth Fiske Papers, 1943

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Fiske, Christabel Forsyth, 1869-1956
Title: Christabel Forsyth Fiske Papers
Dates: 1943
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft (2 boxes)
Abstract: Two unpublished manuscripts "Robert Burton's Imagery" and "Reminiscent Imagery in THE GOLDEN BOWL" with letters to possible publishers, 1943.
Forms of Materials: Manuscripts and correspondence.

Biographical Note

When Christabel Fiske (1869-1956) died, Helen Lockwood, a former colleague, praised her as "one of Vassar's great women." From 1903 to 1940 Miss Fiske taught English at Vassar, a career for which she prepared at Cornell and Columbia University, now George Washington University. She had a wide range of literary interest, including English and German medieval literature, Milton, and the study of language. Known as a stimulating teacher who took great pains to develop each student's abilities, Miss Fiske was reputed to dismiss classes when she found the students were unprepared. She was editor of the Vassar Medieval Studies and, for fourteen years, of the Vassar Journal of Undergraduate Studies.

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Scope and Content Note

Two unpublished manuscripts "Robert Burton's Imagery" and "Reminiscent Imagery in THE GOLDEN BOWL" with letters to possible publishers, 1943.

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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

Names:

  • Burton, Robert, 1577-1640.

Organizations:

  • Vassar College--Faculty

Subjects:

  • Women college teachers.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, February 2007.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Christabel Forsyth Fiske Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Christabel Fiske.

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