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Dimock family publications, 1903-1921.

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Vermont Historical Society Library  Doc 448 (cont'd in MSA 201 & MSB 31-35)  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Title : Dimock family publications, 1903-1921.
Physical Description : 3.75 linear ft. (2 boxes, 5 flat boxes).
Summary :

The Dimock Family Publications consist of 155 issues of travel, recreation, nature, and country living periodicals published from 1903-1921. Most of the periodicals contain an article written by one of the Dimocks: A. W. Dimock (1842-1918), Julian A. Dimock (1873-1945), Leila Allen Dimock (d. November 9, 1946), and/or Annette Dimock (1873-1958). The articles written by A. W. or Julian describe their experiences fishing, canoeing, camping, and logging and describe wildlife in a variety of places from Florida to Quebec.

A. W. Dimock's writings also include several articles describing his contact with Native Americans including the Florida Seminoles, the Ojibwa, the Navaho, and the Pueblo. Although these are written more from the perspective of a traveler than that of an anthropologist, many are illustrated with photographs of Native American dress and customs. The collection includes two articles by A. W.'s second wife, Leila; the articles are on "The Girl and the Tarpon" and "The Immigrant's Child: The Citizen of Tomorrow."

Julian A. Dimock wrote about farming, photography, and protecting wildlife. His photographs illustrate his own articles, A.W.'s articles, and other writers' articles in this collection. The collection includes three articles of advice to homemakers by Julian's wife, Annette.

Other Repositories : Julian A. Dimock Photographic Collection; American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192.
Biographical or historical data :

A. W. (Anthony Weston) Dimock (August 27, 1842 - September 13, 1918) was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. He married Helen Weston of Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1865. She died in 1901. His second marriage was to Leila B. Allen in 1909. A. W. Dimock was a successful businessman, an author of books of fiction for boys, and a writer of non-fiction articles about outdoor life and nature subjects such as Tarpon fishing in Florida, wintering in upper Quebec, and the life of a lumberjack.

Leila Allen Dimock (d. November 9, 1946) was born in Elizabeth, N. J. She wrote a book for children, Comrades From Other Lands (1913) and was an editor for the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions in New York for their publication "Over Sea and Land". She died at the age of 83 in Willington, Connecticut.

Julian Anthony Dimock (August 9, 1873 - September 21, 1945) son of Helen Weston and A. W. Dimock, was born in Elizabeth, N. J. He was educated at the Pingry School. After his graduation, he became a member of the New York Stock Exchange. Because of ill health, he gave up his career in business and became a photographer for his father on his travel expeditions. In 1917 he gave up photography and bought a farm in Topsham, Vermont. During his life he was a photographer, a writer of books and articles on farming and photography.

Annette Chase Dimock (March 5, 1873 - May 5, 1958) was a teacher at Massachusetts Agriculture College when she and Julian met while he took a course there. They married July 27, 1912, and moved to Vermont where they owned and operated the Dimock Orchard in Topsham. Annette also wrote an advice column for the Burlington Free Press called "Letters to Peggy," under the pen name "Aunt Serena" for 21 years. She served in the Vermont legislature as the representative from Topsham during the 1925-26 term. They had no children.

Subject Term : Fishing.
Canoes and canoeing.
Seminole Indians.
Ojibwa Indians.
Navajo Indians.
Pueblo Indians.
Indians of North America Social life and customs.
Wildlife conservation.
Home economics.
Geographic Term : Florida Description and travel.
Qu├ębec (Province) Description and travel.
Genre/Form : Magazines.
Occupation : Authors.
Added Author : Dimock, A. W. (Anthony Weston), 1842-1918.
Dimock, Julian A. (Julian Anthony), 1873-1945.
Dimock, Annette (Annette Chase), 1873-1958.
Dimock, Leila (Leila Bayliss Allen), d.1946.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.