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Smithers, Leonard, 1898-1899
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of manuscripts, biographical notes, and correspondence, including letters to Bright from literary and theatrical figures, and family correspondence. According to her nephew and biographer, Terence de Vere White, Mary Chavelita Bright conscientiously saved the letters that she received during her lifetime, and actively collected the family's correspondence, as well as her letters to them, in the hope that one day a biographer could reconstruct the story of her life. From Bright's trunks full of letters, White selected what he felt to be representative and important samples, many of which are reprinted in full or excerpted in his biography A Leaf From the Yellow Book. The Selected Papers of Mary Chavelita (Dunne) Bright is apparently the collection of materials from which White worked when writing his book.
- 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.
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:
Smithers, Leonard; Selected Papers of Mary Chavelita Bright, C0105, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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