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Kent family manuscripts : Helen Kent collection, 1852-1974.

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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 334  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Title : Kent family manuscripts : Helen Kent collection, 1852-1974.
Physical Description : .25 linear ft.
Summary :

This collection includes assorted papers about the history of the Kent family and Calais, Vermont. It includes writings by Dorman B. E. Kent about his grandfather, Abdiel Kent; a history of Calais; a paper written for stunt night 1929; and an address given in Calais in 1941. There is also a paper written for "The Club" in 1962 by Herbert A. Dwinell about Dorman B. E. Kent. This paper contains some ancestral history and Dorman's biography. There are also two diaries of Herbert Allen Kent (1886 and 1894) and an account book belonging to Dr. Prentiss Kent that also includes a family genealogy. There are a few miscellaneous clippings concerning cousin and successful industrialist Atwater Kent and clippings about the Kent Museum in Calais.

Biographical or historical data :

Calais historian Dorman B. E. Kent (1875-1951) is the unifying figure of this collection. He was the great grandson of Remember Kent (1775-1855), grandson of Abdiel Kent (1805-1887), and son of Murray Abdiel Kent (1847-1915) and Ruth Eaton Bennett (1849-1907). He worked for National Life Insurance Company and compiled the National Life History for its 75th anniversary. He held positions in the Vermont Historical Society including librarian for twelve years, and president. He was widely known as an historian.

Other figures represented in the collection include Herbert Allen Kent (1864-1916), who was the son of Abdiel and Lucy Bliss Kent (1830-1907). Dr. Prentiss Kent, whose account book is in the collection, was the son of Remember Kent (1799-1881) and Delia Tucker (ca.1805-1860). He was the father of Atwater Kent (1873-1949), who is also represented in the collection.

Related Collections : Photographs that were received with this collection have been treated as a separate collection and are stored in FB-76. The VHS has other extensive collections of Kent family papers.
Personal Subject : Kent family.
Kent, Dorman Bridgman Eaton, 1875-1951.
Kent, Abdiel, 1805-1887.
Geographic Term : Calais (Vt.) History.
Genre/Form : Diaries.
Occupation : Physicians
Added Author : Kent, Dorman Bridgman Eaton, 1875-1951.
Kent, Herbert Allen, 1864-1916.
Kent, Prentiss, 1834-1919.
Dwinnell, Harold A.
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