Contents and Arrangement

James Mapes Dodge, dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence concerning St. Nicholas magazine, and correspondence, documents, photographs (including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes), and memorabilia relating to the Dodge family, particularly James Mapes Dodge--collected by Mrs. H. Bernard Wilkinson, granddaughter of Mary Mapes Dodge. The collection contains several pages of Mary Mapes Dodge's Hans Brinker, as well as manuscripts for Louisa May Alcott's Eight Cousins and Under the Lilacs (47 pp.), Frances Hodgson Burnett's Little Lord Fauntleroy, and a biography of Douglas Jerrold. Correspondents include Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Rudyard Kipling, Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Kate Douglas Wiggin. In addition, there is material about the Dodge Coal Storage Company, including a copy of its articles of incorporation, and various patents. Photographs include images of Mark Twain and family (some playful), Laurence Hutton, and James Mapes Dodge at the Onteora Club in the Catskills, as well as images of Douglas Jerrold, Celia Thaxter, and William Fayal Clarke.

Collection History

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:

James Mapes Dodge; Wilkinson Collection of Mary Mapes Dodge, C0114, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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