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Maurice, Arthur Bartlett, 1873-1946
Arthur Bartlett Maurice Correspondence
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.6 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of over 200 letters by American authors to to the American editor and author Arthur Bartlett Maurice (1873-1946, Princeton Class of 1894).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters to Maurice from 117 19th- and early 20th-century American writers. Maurice was an editor of the Bookman from 1899 to 1916, a member of the Players Club, a book reviewer and columnist, and a writer about writers. Many of the letters are in response to Maurice's 1922 request for the most interesting letter an author had received from the general public. A smaller section of the collection deals with the Players Club, and a 1929 series on how authors came to write certain of their books. Included are letters of Booth Tarkington and Samuel Hopkins Adams.


The collection has been arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with miscellaneous material at the end.

Collection Creator Biography:

Maurice, Arthur Bartlett, 1873-1946

Arthur Bartlett Maurice (1873-1946, Princeton Class of 1894) was an editor of the Bookman (1899-1916), a member of the Players Club, a book reviewer and columnist, and a writer about writers.

Collection History

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jim Flannery in 2004. Finding aid written by Jim Flannery in 2004.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

Arthur Bartlett Maurice Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2