Guide to the Esther Merrell Stockton Papers, 1925-1994 (bulk 1925-1930)
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Related Material
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Stockton, Esther Merrell|
|Title:||Esther Merrell Stockton Papers|
|Quantity:||0.3 cubic ft. (1 box)|
|Abstract:||The Stockton collection consists mostly of material related to Stockton's experiences at Camp Chequesset, a summer camp for girls on Cape Cod, from 1925-1930. Elizabeth Bishop also attend the camp during that period. There are snaps of Bishop in the photograph album and some of her early poetry is included in the camp newsletters.|
|Forms of Materials:||Photograph album, ephemera, printed material|
Esther Merrell Stockton (ca. 1909-1996) was an interior designer, draftsman, artist, and poet. As a teenager she spent several summers at Camp Chequesset, a summer camp for girls on Cape Cod. While there she befriended Elizabeth Bishop, whose camp name was "Bishie."
The Stockton collection consists mostly of material related to Stockton's experiences at Camp Chequesset, a summer camp for girls on Cape Cod, from 1925-1930. Elizabeth Bishop also attend the camp during that period. There are snaps of Bishop in the photograph album and some of her early poetry is included in the camp newsletters.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979.
- Camp Chequesset (Wellfleet, Mass.).
- Camps -- Massachusetts.
- Wellfleet, Mass.
- photograph albums
Encoded by Laura Finkel, January 2010.
Esther Merrell Stockton Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Processed by Laura Finkel, 2005.
At some point between 2005-2009, the pages in the photo album were taken out of original order. Some attempt was made to provide some kind of order in 2009, but dates should not be assumed from the order of the pages.
Gift of Betsy Stockton Chamberlin, May 1998 [M2005-002].
|Bound volume||Stockton's photo album, ca. 1925-1930 [note: not in original order]|
|Folder 1||Betty Stockton Chamberlin's biography of her mother|
|Folder 2||Esther Merrell's Camp Chequesset pin, 1928|
|Folder 3||Camp Chequesset advertising booklet, 1930|
|Folder 4||Photograph of Esther Merrell Stockton, 1932|
|Folder 5||Photocopies of Esther Merrell Stockton's poems|
|Folder 6||Leather book jacket [for Esther Merrell Stockton's poems]|
|Folder 7||Transcript of CBS Sunday Morning episode about Elizabeth Bishop, 1994|
|Folder 8||"Camp Chequesset Log" - camp newsletters, 1925-1932 [9 issues]|