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- Street, Julian, 1879-1947
- Julian Street Papers
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 1899-1966 (mostly 1910-1947)
- 89 boxes and 4 items
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-89
Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and notes, both published and unpublished, of American author, journalist, enologist, and gastronome Julian Street, ranging from his early reporter and drama critic days (1900-1910) up to the page of Table Topics he was working on just before his death (1947).
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and notes, both published and unpublished, of Julian Street, ranging from his early reporter and drama critic days (1900-1910) up to the page of Table Topics he was working on just before his death (1947). Included are typescripts, manuscript notes, and proofs for 6 nonfiction works, 4 novels, 21 scripts, approximately 88 articles, plus the series of articles for Table Topics (which was a publication of Bellows & Co.), approximately 58 short stories, speeches, poems, and anecdotes and memoirs saved for a biography which was never written. Most notable are American Adventures, Table Topics, When We Were Rather Young, The Country Cousin, Rita Coventry, and "Mr. Bisbee's Princess."
The large body of correspondence includes many authors and prominent people of the period, such as Willa Cather, Clarence Darrow, Maude Howe Elliot, Edna Ferber, W.C. Fields, several Roosevelts, and Booth Tarkington. Letters of family and friends include Margaret Kennedy Davies, Robert Sawyer, Francis Marshall, and Kenneth Whistler Street. In addition, there is an extensive subject file of material in the form of notes, clippings, pamphlets, etc., relating to Street's writings, as well as journals, wine-tasting scrapbooks, photographs, documents, tearsheets of his works, and printed matter about food and wine with menus and wine lists. Also mentionable are Street's diploma from the "Legion of Honor" in France and photographs of the Streets, George Ade, Jerome Kern, Theodore Roosevelt, Booth Tarkington, and others.
Papers of other persons consist of Margot Street's correspondence after 1947 and the works and letters of Ellis P. Butler, Irvin Cobb, Matthew P. Andrews, Karen Aptakin (author of the senior thesis Change and Constancy: A Literary Biography of Julian Street and Booth Tarkington), Auguste Escoffier, caricatures by James Montgomery Flagg, Hubert Osborne's dramatization of Street's comedy Rita Coventry, and others.
A lantern slide projector with glass slides taken by Street on a trip to Japan (ca. 1920) have been transferred to the Visual Materials Division.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Street, Julian, 1879-1947
Julian Street (1879-1947) was an American author, journalist, enologist, gastronome.
Gift of Mrs. Julian Street with additions.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Glass Slides re: Japan (circa 1920): Transferred to Visual Materials 12/01/1993.
Slide Projector: Transferred to Visual Materials Division, 12/01/1993.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by Barbara Volz in 1984. Finding aid written by Barbara Volz in 1984; updated by Valerie Addonizio in 2010.
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:
Julian Street Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- American drama -- 20th century.
American fiction -- 20th century.
Dinners and dining -- France -- 20th century.
Dinners and dining -- United States -- 20th century.
Gastronomy -- France -- 20th century.
Gastronomy -- United States -- 20th century.
Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc. -- France -- Paris -- 20th century.
Wine and wine making -- France -- 20th century.
Wine and wine making -- United States -- 20th century.
- Genre Terms:
- Fiction -- United States -- 20th century.
Food writers -- United States -- 20th century.
Glass plate negatives.
Menus -- France -- 20th century.
Menus -- United States -- 20th century.
Negatives (photographic) -- 20th century.
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Photographs -- 20th century.
- Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917
Harlan, Andrew James, 1859-
- Japan -- Description and travel -- Views -- 20th century.
United States -- Description and travel -- Views -- 20th century
Europe -- Description and travel -- Views -- 20th century