Biography and History

A member of the Princeton Class of 1939, Wainwright was an avid bookman and collector. He had a lengthy career at the Princeton University Library, retiring in 1982 as assistant university librarian for collection development. He continued working part-time for the rest of his life in the Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections as curator of the Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists.

Source: From the finding aid for C0851

Occupations

  • Novelists, American -- 20th century..
  • Alexander D. Wainwright Collection of Thomas Wolfe. 1924-1989 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0851

    Alexander D. Wainwright (Princeton Class of 1939) was an avid bookman and collector. He had a lengthy career at the Princeton University Library, serving as assistant university librarian for collection development and as curator of the Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists. His collection consists of of manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, and related material by and about Thomas Wolfe, the American novelist, playwright, and storywriter.