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- Collection Description & Creator Information
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- Collection History
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- Hutton, Laurence, 1843-1904
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Laurence Hutton Papers
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 1817-1904 (mostly 1880-1895)
- 32 boxes
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 1-31; B-000699
The Laurence Hutton Papers consists of materials of editor and essayist Laurence Hutton. Included are bound volumes, such as letterbooks (1868-1904), clippings of Hutton's contributions to the press, and several volumes of family photographs.
Collection Description & Creator Information
This collection contains the manuscripts of eleven of Laurence Hutton's stage and theater books, such as Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States, Curiosities of the American Stage, Plays and Players, Portraits in Plaster, and four of his literary landmarks books, covering London, Oxford, Florence, and Scotland. Also included are many shorter works representative of Hutton's interest in collecting books, autographs, and death masks and of his work in the history of the theater. In addition, the papers include some of Hutton's correspondence, mainly from 1885-1895, several documents, photographs and illustrations, and some works on the theater written by other people. Bound volumes include letterbooks (1868-1904), clippings of Hutton's contributions to the press, and several volumes of family photographs.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Hutton, Laurence, 1843-1904
Laurence Hutton was literary editor of the "Literary Notes" Department at Harper's Magazine from 1886 to 1898. In 1897, Hutton received an honorary M.A. from Princeton University, and from 1901 to his death in 1904 he was a lecturer on English at Princeton.
The collection primarily consists of gifts of Laurence Hutton that he donated circa 1915. It also includes purchases made by the Library over the years.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
Folder Inventory for Boxes 1-16 added by Jameson Creager '15 in 2013.
Finding aid written in 2001.
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:
Laurence Hutton Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Actors -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Actors -- United States -- 19th century.
Actresses -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Actresses -- United States -- 19th century.
Journalists -- United States -- 19th century.
Literary landmarks -- England -- London.
Literary landmarks -- England -- Oxford.
Literary landmarks -- Italy -- Florence.
Literary landmarks -- Scotland.
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.
- Genre Terms:
- Correspondence -- 19th century.
Photographs -- 19th century.
- Princeton university