At the Nadir of ‘Discouragement’: The Story Of Dartmouth’s Kenneth Roberts Collection

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Dartmouth College Library Bulletin

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For decades Kenneth Roberts (1885-1957) was one of America's most Popular historical novelists, writing such best. sellers as Northwest Passage, Oliver Wiswell, and Lydia Bailey. A resident of Maine for most of his life, he began writing historical novels to 'the speech the events, the customs and the appearance' preserve of his beloved native state. Despite Roberts's love for Maine and its heritage, however, he gave the bulk of his papers, books, and manuscripts to Dartmouth College.


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This article is openly available courtesy of the Berry-Baker Library of Dartmouth College.