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Collection Overview

Creator:
Mussey, June Barrows, 1910-1985
Title:
Barrows Mussey Translations
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cj82k730f
Dates:
circa 1940-1944
Size:
5 boxes
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-5

Abstract

The Barrows Mussey Translations collection consists of English translations of works by various European authors, predominately German, made by the American translator Barrows Mussey.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of typed manuscripts, often heavily revised or corrected, of Mussey's English translations of various works, mostly novels, of German and other European authors during the 1940s. Included are Frans G. Bengtsson's Red Orm (incomplete); Hermann Borchardt's The Conspiracy of Carpenters; Dola de Jong's Knikkernik, Knakkernak, and Knokkernok (several chapters); Anthony Fokker and Frank Harper's Specialized in Terror; Heinrich Hauser's Time Was; Frederick Heydenau's The Wrath of the Eagles; Hugo von Hofmannsthal's Plays at Salzburg; Hermann Kesten's Colonel Kock; Christine Liungman's The Shining Sea; Ernst Lothar's Beneath Another Sun and A Woman is Witness; Emil Ludwig's Mediterranean; Gerardo E. Neisser's Call Me Frank; and Hermann Rauschning's The Redemption of Democracy.

In addition, the collection includes Fritz von Unruh's untitled 1941 novel, as well as Franz Werfel's Jacobowsky and the Colonel and A Portrait of Giuseppe Verdi. Some of Mussey's translations were apparently never published. "Translators and Traitors," Mussey's article describing his experiences as a translator, rounds out the collection.

The following standard abbreviation, or its variations, is used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, TLS = typed letter signed, TMs = typed manuscript, TMsS = typed manuscript signed.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by author name.

Collection Creator Biography:

Mussey, June Barrows, 1910-1985

Barrows Mussey was an American translator who completed English translations of various works, mostly novels, of German and other European authors during the 1940s.


Mussey, June Barrows, 1910-1985

Barrows Mussey was an American translator who completed English translations of various works, mostly novels, of German and other European authors during the 1940s.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Originally, this collection formed part of Princeton's Archives of American Literature.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Rachel Jordan in 2004. Finding aid written by Rachel Jordan in 2004.

Biography written by Jessica Marati, '08.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Barrows Mussey Translations; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cj82k730f
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-5

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Bibliography

Some of the manuscripts found in draft form in the collection came to print in the following publications: Bengtsson, Frans G., Red Orm (NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943); Borchardt, Hermann, The Conspiracy of Carpenters (NY: Simon and Schuster, 1943); De Jong, Dola, Knikkernik, Knakkernak, and Knokkernok (NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942); Hauser, Heinrich, Time Was (NY: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942); Lothar, Ernst, Beneath Another Sun (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1943), and A Woman is Witness (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1941); Ludwig, Emil, The Mediterranean (NY: Whittlesey House, 1942); and Rauschning, Hermann, The Redemption Of Democracy (NY: Alliance Book Corp., 1941).

Subject Terms:
Dutch fiction -- Translations into English.
German fiction -- Translations into English.
Swedish fiction -- Translations into English.
Translating and interpreting -- United States -- 20th century.
Translators -- United States -- 20th century.