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Bennett, Joseph D. (Joseph Deericks), 1922-1972
Joseph D. Bennett Papers
Manuscripts Division
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6 boxes
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ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-6


Joseph D. Bennett was an author in the first part of the twentieth-century and co-founder of The Hudson Review. His papers include drafts of his work, correspondence with family, photographs, papers of other people, and a copy of his will.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of various drafts--most of which are incomplete--for several works of fiction of Bennett (Princeton Class of 1943), as well as poems, travel writings, transcripts of radio broadcasts, photographs, documents, printed material, and papers of other persons. Novels represented are In the Shadow of Etna, Sons of Rich Men, Strawberry Leaves, and The Trevor and Townshend Fortunes; his novel Luxury Cruise is represented by reviews, advertisements, and a hardbound copy of the book, but only a synopsis of it exists in holograph form. In addition, there are his letters to Dr. and Mrs. Percy Wood and a copy of his will.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, TLS = typed letter signed, ACS = autograph card signed, AMsS = autograph manuscript signed, and TMsS = typed manuscript signed.

Collection Creator Biography:

Bennett, Joseph D. (Joseph Deericks), 1922-1972

Joseph Bennett was born on January 26, 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1943, and continued there for his post-graduate studies through 1946. While interested in piano and skin diving, Bennett also served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. After the war, Bennett began to work with Willington & Co., a New York investment bank. Also in 1946, Bennett co-founded The Hudson Review. He also wrote some books of his own, including Baudelaire: A Criticism (1944, 1946 2nd ed.), Decembrist (1951), and Luxury Cruise (1962). Bennett died in 1972.

Collection History


Gift of Dr. Percy H. Wood, Jr.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jenel Cantore in 1998. Finding aid written by Jenel Cantore in 1998. Biography written by Alyxandra Cullen, '09. Additions to this collection from the Hudson Review Archives (C1091) were made in November 2009.

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:

Joseph D. Bennett Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-6