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Meridian Bookshop, dates not examined
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of correspondence and business papers of the Derrydale Press from its foundation in 1926 by Eugene V. Connett III (Class of l912) through its liquidation in 1942. Included are letters by the authors and illustrators of most of the sporting books published by Derrydale, such as Ernest R. Gee, Roland Clark, Paul Brown, and Gordon Grand. There is also a great deal of correspondence by Connett and his staff concerning the acquisition and editing of manuscripts, sales, and distribution, and promotion of the books.
The business section holds financial reports (1932-1942), insurance policies, orders, receipts, tax information, the files of Hooker Talcott (treasurer), and ledgers. Of interest are 15 volumes of scrapbooks (1926-1940) containing press clippings, stories about Connett, promotional leaflets, trade catalogs, and other memorabilia. There is also a binder of Connett letters, Derrydale Press catalogs, and related articles collected by Joseph Spear Beck.
- Custodial History:
The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.
- 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:
Meridian Bookshop; Archives of Derrydale Press, C0070, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 68
- Derrydale Press