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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of 97 letters and documents of various Italian church and political figures of the 17th century, primarily in Florence, Pisa, and Rome, chiefly in Italian but also including some in Latin, dating from 1598 to 1699.
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19th-Century Maritime Collection, 1781-1928
C0501
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence, documents, financial material, and printed matter of Caleb Bates, captain of the Juno of Boston, John B. Church, marine insurance underwriter, and others involved in predominantly nineteenth-century American maritime trade.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists mostly of correspondence among members of the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistiche Deutsches Arbiterspartei) and with Hitler's adjutants Wiedemann and Brückner. Original material from Hitler himself is limited and of no real contextual importance (birthday wishes, New Year's wishes, thanks for wishes made unto him, etc.). There are a few letters concerning Nazi "Judenpolitik" (Jewish policy), some regarding arrests and camp conditions, others concerning scandalous associations with Jews. Military concerns are few and interspersed throughout. The majority of the material, mostly directed to Hitler, consists of wishes of health, happy birthdays, thank you's. Most of the Nazi officers present at the Nuremburg Trials are featured in the collection.
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Agnes Repplier Letters, 1901-1917
C1186
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of twenty letters of Agnes Repplier, an American essayist and biographer whose writing career spanned sixty-five years. Most of the letters are addressed to her friend Margaret Farrand (Mrs. WIlson Farrand).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The collection contains both original and printed material relating to Albert Schweitzer, the French missionary physician who founded the Lambaréné Hospital in French Equatorial Africa in 1913 and who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his philosophy of "reverence for life."
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Alexander Hamilton Collection, 1784-1803
C1067
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of Alexander Hamilton, often regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
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Alfred A. Woodhull Collection, 1776-1916
C0358
8 boxes 7.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of works, correspondence, genealogical information, photographs, miscellaneous material, and printed works of surgeon and medical inspector Alfred A. Woodhull (Princeton Class of 1856).
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Alice B. Toklas Collection, 1950-1965
C1223
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of letters (1952-1965) Alice B. Toklas wrote to her friends Lloyd Frankenberg and his wife, the painter Loren MacIver. Toklas is best known as the life partner of writer Gertude Stein.
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Allen Tate Collection, 1931-1979
C0648
1 box 0.45 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of letters and postcards to various friends, fellow poets, and associates by American poet and editor Allen Tate.
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This collection consists of offprints of articles written by Princeton alumni and faculty; however, in some instances the articles are written about an individual alumni or faculty member. The offprints generally consist of journals, published articles, speeches, lectures, sermons, memorials, and articles from scientific journals and magazines.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of forty-five 18th and 19th-century American lottery tickets from nine different states. Before 1790, America had only three incorporated banks; therefore, lotteries were standard sources for public and private financing.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The bulk of the American Minstrel Show Collection consists of advertisement material promoting minstrel performances from the 1850s through the 1920s. The collection includes broadsheets, posters, newspaper clippings and programs, as well as pictures and photographs of minstrel show performers. In addition, a small portion of the collection contains sheet music and song and joke books.
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The Andre De Coppet Collection represents the American history-related collecting activities of American broker and collector Andre De Coppet (Princeton Class of 1915). There are numerous manuscripts, personal letters, documents, and printed material from three main periods: the Revolutionary War, the Federal Period, and the Civil War.
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Andrew Hunter Family Collection, 1770-1820
C1086
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of both Andrew Hunter, an early nineteenth-century Princeton professor of mathematics and astronomy, and his clergyman uncle of the same name.
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Andrew Jackson Collection, 1821-1841
C1092
1 box 1.7 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, the bulk of which dates from the time of his presidency (1829-1837).
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Anonymous Playscripts Collection, 1890-1942
TC112
29 boxes 11.6 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of miscellaneous anonymous playscripts, arranged alphabetically by title, that are largely undated but appear to range from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century (1942).
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Anton Tedesko Collection, 1936-1985
C1456
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Anton Tedesko was a German-born structural engineer who pioneered the development of thin-shell concrete roofs. Consists of four small groups of papers of Anton Tedesko.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence and business papers of the Derrydale Press, from its foundation in 1926 by Eugene V. Connett III (Princeton Class of 1912) through its liquidation in 1942. There is also a great deal of correspondence by Connett and his staff concerning the acquisition and editing of manuscripts, sales, and distribution, and promotion of the books.
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The Princeton University Archives launched the Archiving Student Activism at Princeton (ASAP) initiative in December of 2015 to collect and preserve individual and organizational records created by Princeton students who engage in activism on a broad range of issues and perspectives, both on campus and off. The records in this collection document a range of political and social issues, including sexual assault, gender equality, immigration, refugee crises (Syria), racism and anti-racism.
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Armenia Collection, 1916-1923
C1221
1 box 0.2 linear feet

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Consists of correspondence, bulletins, documents, and printed material about the history of Armenia just after World War I.
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Arnold Guyot Collection, 1829-1928
C1095
2 boxes 1.93 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence, documents, and related material by and about Arnold Guyot, the Swiss-born American geologist, geographer, and educator whose extensive meteorological observations led to the founding of the U.S. Weather Bureau.
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Arthur Collins Maclay Papers, 1875-1934
C0555
12 boxes 2.8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of works, correspondence, financial records, photographs (including tintypes), a map, glass lantern slides, and printed matter of American lawyer and Far East traveler Arthur Collins Maclay.
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Arthur Gläser Papers, 1919-1948
C0431
5 boxes 1.9 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of the writings, notes, diaries, calendars, ledgers, and miscellanea of the German novelist, poet, and critic Arthur Gläser (b. 1895 ).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of letters and photographs of Arthur Machen, the Welsh-born writer called "the Apostle of Wonder" because of his mastery of the English language and outstanding creation of supernatural fiction.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of selected correspondence of the Duke of Wellington, chiefly with Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville. Wellington is best known as the British general who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo (1815).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Aubrey Beardsley was an English draughtsman and author. The collection includes some of his Art Nouveau work, book illustrations, borders, chapter headings, title pages, and posters. Also included are various notes for his writing and holograph manuscripts of "Under the Hill" and "The Ivory Piece." Correspondence with friends and colleagues completes the collection.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection contains more than two hundred autograph books from more than two hundred members of classes between 1825 and 1884. The books were used to collect not only the autographs of classmates, but also good wishes, bits of favorite verse, letters of farewell, or reminiscences of shared events during undergraduate years.
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Beecher Family Collection, 1845-1886
C1217
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected manuscript material of three members of the Beecher family -- Harriet Beecher Stowe, Catharine Beecher, and Henry Ward Beecher -- who became nationally known for their work on abolition and women's suffrage.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Among Princeton University traditions, the Beer Jacket worn by graduating seniors stands as one of the most unique and most enduring. The collection consists of materials documenting the evolution of beer jacket designs throughout the greater part of the 20th century.
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Benedict Jaeger Collection, 1825-1886
C0466
4 boxes 1.6 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of works, correspondence, and printed matter of Benedict Jaeger, professor of natural history and modern languages at Princeton (1832-1843), as well as some papers of others.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and drafts and/or corrected typescripts of short stories, articles, and five novels of American novelist Benedict Thielen.
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Benjamin Franklin Collection, 1753-1771
C1059
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of selected correspondence and documents, both original and copies, of Benjamin Franklin, one of the most prominent of the founders and early political figures and statesmen of the United States.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists mainly of correspondence and legal documents of Benjamin Harris Brewster (Princeton Class of 1834), much of it related to the Star Route prosecutions during Brewster's tenure as attorney general under President Chester Alan Arthur.
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Benson Lossing Collection, 1853-1889
C1112
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material of the nineteenth-century American author and illustrator Benson Lossing.
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The Bill Bradley Oral History Collection is composed of recordings of Bill Bradley's weekly radio show, American Voices. In due course, the collection will also contain interviews with individuals who know and have worked with Senator Bradley.
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Bliss Perry Collection, 1899-1938
C1160
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected manuscripts and correspondence of Bliss Perry, an American scholar and editor especially noted for his work in American literature.
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Borgese Family Collection, 1937-1970
C1016
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, postcards, and clippings of Elizabeth Mann Borgese, her husband, Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, and her mother, Katia Mann.
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Boudinot Family Collection, 1772-1852
C0725
3 boxes 1.5 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The collection consists of correspondence and documents of various members of the Boudinot family of New Jersey, regarding family, business, and political affairs. Most of the correspondence is related to Elias Boudinot IV (Trustee of Princeton University, 1772-1821) and his brother Elisha but many other family members are also represented.
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Broadside Playbills, 1700-2000
TC113
17 boxes 2 items 44.8 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection contains broadside playbills from the United States, England, and Europe.
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Byzantine Seals Collection, 1034-1300
C1460
1 box 1.5 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of six Byzantine lead seals: 1) anonymous, 13th century (middle-second half), 24-syllable metrical seal; 2) Niketas, proedros and doux of Antioch, 1034 A.D; 3) Thoros I Roupenids, 13th century (first third), 24-syllable metrical seal; 4) John, metropolitan of Sardis, 11th century; 5) bust of St. Nicholas, 11th (mid) - 12th (early) century, 24-syllable metrical seal; 6) John, logariastes of the Tropaiophoros (St. George of Mangana), 11th century (last third).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of photographs taken and printed by Carl Van Vechten, primarily during the 1930s to 1940s, following his career as a music critic, journalist, and author.
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Cattle and Horse Brands Collection, 1852-1932
WC029
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of lists with drawings of cattle brands recorded in Contra Costa County, Calif. (1852), Buenos Aires, Argentina (1854), and Italy (1600s); records of military brands used for horses during the Mexican Revolution (1913); a letter (1932) from the Cattle Sanitary Board of New Mexico regarding a brand application; receipts for sale of cattle (1865) in Steilacoom, Washington Territory; and samples of brands burned into hide, leather, and wood.
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C. A. Young Collection, 1873-1897
C0345
4 boxes 1.3 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists, for the most part, of letters written to nineteenth-century Princeton astronomer C. A. Young by other astronomers and scientific instrument makers.
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Chalfant Robinson Collection, 1198-1935
C0339
3 boxes 2.9 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists mainly of original manuscripts, photostats, and transcripts of German, French, and Italian Medieval and Renaissance legal documents, including papal bulls, passports, wills, deeds, petitions, wax seals, and manor rolls collected by Chalfant Robinson.
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Charles Godfrey Leland Collection, 1841-1902
C0204
2 boxes 10 items 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Charles Godfrey Leland Collection consists of writings, correspondence, and miscellanea of the American editor, humorist, essayist, and folklorist Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, memorabilia, family papers, scrapbooks, and an autograph book (1880) of Charles Grosvenor Osgood, reflecting his role as one of Woodrow Wilson's original preceptors (1905) and the importance of the preceptorial system at Princeton. The collection contains typed manuscripts of Osgood's lectures on Milton, Spenser, and Samuel Johnson, addresses and note cards, and professional correspondence.
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Charles Lamb Collection, 1814-1903
C0173
1 box 0.2 linear feet

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Consists of selected letters and manuscripts by and about the English essayist and poet Charles Lamb, as well as twelve of Lamb's letters to Maria Fryer and others.
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Charles Mackay Correspondence, 1857-1872
C1125
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of letters to Charles Mackay and George Routledge from 19th-century English and American poets giving permission for their poems to appear in the Mackay/Routledge illustratedd poetry anthology The Home Affections Pourtrayed by the Poets (1858).
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Christopher Morley Collection, 1923-1942
C1138
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected manuscripts and correspondence of Christopher Morley, noted American author and editor of the Saturday Review of Literature.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Copybook Collection brings together original materials from the university archives. Copybooks document individual students' work and interests; they may contain penmanship exercises, handwritten excerpts of poems, and/or literary translations.
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Corson Family Collection, 1860-1892
C1038
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence and documents of members of the Corson family, particularly Theodore Corson, of Cape May Court House, New Jersey.
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Crispin Family Genealogical Papers, 1939
C0413
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of transcripts of books and notes of genealogical interest to the Crispin family, dating back to their 11th-century French ancestors.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of several versions, reflecting the printing stages, of Backbone of the Herring (1941), Curtis Bok's fictionalized look at courtroom justice seen through the eyes of a judge. Bok was a common pleas court judge in Pennsylavnia at the time.
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Dag Hammarskjöld Collection, 1958-1961
C1074
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected copies of correspondence and manuscripts of Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961) and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
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Dance Subject Files, 1900-1989
TC107
31 boxes 12.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Dance Subject Files consist of dance-related subject files from early 20th century through 1980s. Among the material are clippings, photos, programs, promotional materials, and dance school brochures.
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Daniel Webster Collection, 1824-1852
C1279
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of and about Daniel Webster, the nineteenth-century American attorney, congressman, and secretary of state.
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DeWitt Family Collection, 1836-1907
C1045
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence and documents of members of the DeWitt family, particularly William Radcliffe DeWitt, a nineteenth-century Pennsylvania clergyman.
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Dickinson Family Collection, 1790-1865
C1047
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of correspondence and documents from 1861-1862 when S. Meredith Dickinson was commissioned as a paymaster in the United States Navy, assigned to the U.S. sloop of war Dale.
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Donald Goodchild Collection, 1918-1968
C1065
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of correspondence of Donald Goodchild, who was secretary of the American Council of Learned Societies in Washington, D.C.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Dora Marsden was an English author, editor, and suffragette. The collection contains correspondence about Marsden's books and periodicals, manuscripts sent to the periodicals, correspondence with other feminists, part of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and correspondence with contemporary literary figures.
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Consists of photographs (and related material) by June D. Drake, which provides a visual record of Silverton, Oregon, and surrounding areas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Eating Clubs Records, 1874-2010
AC019
49 boxes 1 folder 2 items

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Eating Club Records consist of manuscript and printed material from almost all the clubs. The records of individual eating clubs have been combined with material on Eating Clubs in general. This material includes correspondence, reports, minutes, financial statements, constitutions, and miscellaneous records. Printed material in the records consist of newspaper and magazine clippings, club membership books, and club histories.
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Edith Hamilton Collection, 1918-1971
C0253
3 boxes 1.35 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Edith Hamilton was a classics scholar with a particular interest in Greek civilization. The collection consists of typescript and galley proofs of her book The Ever-Present Past, notebooks on classical civilization, and correspondence.
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Consists chiefly of letters (1903-1927) sent by the American novelist Edith Wharton to her English friends Alfred and Hester Austin. During that period Wharton lived in Lenox, Massachusetts, and several places in France.
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Edmund Wilson Collection, 1917-1971
C0832
1 box 0.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected letters and manuscripts by or about Edmund Wilson (Princeton Class of 1916), an American literary critic and author.
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Edwin Arlington Robinson Letters, 1899-1968
C0193
1 box 0.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of original letters and transcriptions of additional letters by Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes.