Guide to the Collection on Homer White, 1873-1913
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Creator White, Homer, 1837-1926 Title Collection on Homer White Dates 1873-1913 Extent 2 Files About the Collection
The collection includes four of Homer White’s poems or songs: “The Night Before the Battle,” “Admiral Dewey,” “Ecce Agnus Dei,” and “The Heroes of N.U.” Also included is White’s manuscript for his History of Norwich University (1891) as well as duplicate copies of The Norwich Cadets: a Tale of the Rebellion (both the 1873 and 1913 editions) and The Vermont Volunteer: a Poem of the Great Rebellion. These materials and others by Homer White are also available in Special Collections.
About Homer White
Homer White, originally from Weathersfield, VT, began serving as a Norwich University trustee in 1898. He worked as a printer and teacher and also studied the law, although he never practiced as a lawyer. He began the study of theology in 1867, was ordained deacon the same year and priest in 1870. He ministered in Enosburg Falls, Randolph and Northfield, VT. He retired from the ministry in 1902. Homer Write wrote many sermons, lectures, poems, short stories and novels. White was twice married; first to Catherine Frances Corhein in 1864 and then to Martha Eunice Cramton in 1880. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Homer White.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
White, Homer, -- 1837-1926.
United States. -- Army. -- Vermont Brigade, 1st (1861-1865)
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Collection on Homer White, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
“The Heroes of N.U.” a 5-page poem by Homer White in the Collection on Homer White, Poetry file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 2 Files Collection Location: Archives 501 — Small Collections, Other Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, email@example.com
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