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Mather, Frank Jewett, 1868-1953
Frank Jewett Mather Autograph Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 1 volume
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists primarily of letters and autograph copies of parts of manuscripts of 19th-century English and American poets and novelists collected by American art critic and Princeton professor, Frank Jewett Mather (1868-1953).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of letters and autograph copies of parts of manuscripts of 19th-century English and American poets and novelists collected by Mather. Included are the manuscript notes (undated) for a sermon in the hand of Cotton Mather and an opinion by Francis Scott Key regarding the articles of association for the Geo-Town Importing & Exporting Company. Other notables represented in the collection are Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Hardy, Washington Irving, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, and Edgar Allen Poe. There is also a box of Photostats of the material.

Collection Creator Biography:

Mather, Frank Jewett, 1868-1953

Frank Jewett Mather (1868-1953) was an American art critic and professor of art and archaeology at Princeton University.

Collection History


No acquisition information is currently available for this collection.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Kelly Rafey '16 in 2013.

Folder inventory added by Kelly Rafey '16 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Frank Jewett Mather Autograph Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1