Series 8: Memorabilia

4 boxes (1 partial)

This collection is stored at Firestone Library and Firestone Library.

This collection is stored on site at Firestone Library. Ernest Hemingway material and Box 180 are stored in special vault facilities.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Beach, Sylvia..

Dates: 1953.

Extent: 4 boxes (1 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Access to the photographs is restricted because surrogates are available for reference use. Researchers who feel they have a compelling reason to be granted access to the original photographs must request permission in advance from the Curator of Manuscripts ( ).

Original Hemingway is restricted. Surrogates are available for use.


The Memorabilia series contains objects acquired as part of the Sylvia Beach Papers. Of special interest are a set of tin soldiers with parade ground and the cabinet they were housed in at Shakespeare & Company, as well as various trinkets relating to William Shakespeare used to decorate the bookshop.


Arranged by type of material.

Preferred Citation

Series 8: Memorabilia; 1953; Sylvia Beach Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    Billfolds undated Box 148 Folder 4
    Printing Plate for Calling Cards undated Box 148 Folder 5
    Small Irish Flag and 2 Cards from Shakespeare & Company undated Box 148 Folder 6
    Small Wooden Toy Theater Box undated Box 149
    Three Mounted Soldier Toys undated Box 150
    Seven Foot Soldier Toys undated Box 149
    Green Tray Which Served as the "Parade ground" for the Tin Soldiers undated Box 150
    Wooden Bust of Shakespeare 1953 Box 149
    Impression of Shakespeare's Head in Red Wax from Seal, in Small Round Box, with Label of John Robertson, Seal Engraver undated Box 150
    Brass Door Knocker Representing Shakespeare undated Box 149
    Brass Door Knocker Representing Shakepeare's House at Stratford-on-Avon undated Box 150
    Brass Ash Tray with Shakepeare's Effigy undated Box 150
    China Replica of Shakepeare's House undated Box 149
    Bust of Shakespeare in Colored Staffordshireware undated Box 180
    Cardboard Box with Label in Valéry Larbaud's Hand undated Box 150
    Tin Box Painted with Railroad Scene undated Box 150
    Unidentified Wooden Box undated Box 149
    Small Oak Wall Cabinet undated Box 151
    Oak Cabinet undated Unitid 1
    Flameng, Leopold: Engraving of William Shakespeare undated Box 159

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