Contents and Arrangement

Mussey, Barrows, dates not examined

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

Mussey, Barrows; Barrows Mussey Translations, C0009, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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