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Rankin, James Brownlee, 1900-1962
James B. Rankin Autograph Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.35 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


The Autograph Collection includes letters from nineteenth and early twentieth century English, French, and American illustrators. A few manuscripts and illustrations are included as well.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists predominantly of autograph letters of 19th- and early 20th-century English, French, and American illustrators, but with some manuscripts and illustrations included, collected by Rankin. The collection contains autograph letters of Thomas Nast, Maxfield Parrish, Frederic Remington, Kate Greenaway, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Herbert Hoover, F. C. Burnand, and many of the artists and writers of Punch magazine.

Collection History


Gift of James Rankin '23 in 1961.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.

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 B. Rankin Autograph Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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