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Phillips, David Graham, 1867-1911
David Graham Phillips Manuscripts
Manuscripts Division
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14 boxes and 5.6 linear feet
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ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-14


Consists of selected manuscripts of novels, plays, short stories, essays, and articles of American journalist and author David Graham Phillips (Princeton Class of 1887).

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected manuscripts of novels, plays, short stories, essays, and articles of Phillips (Princeton Class of 1887). Manuscripts of novels include two holograph chapters of Susan Lenox, two complete, typed versions of the same novel, and autograph manuscripts of sixteen other novels, among which are A Woman Ventures, The Husband's Story, and The Second Generation. The collection also includes eight short stories, two plays, various articles, and essays from The Treason of the Senate and The Reign of Guilt.


The manuscripts are divided into five categories--novels, plays, short stories, essays, and articles--and are sorted alphabetically within each category.

Collection Creator Biography:

Phillips, David Graham, 1867-1911

A graduate of Princeton University in 1887, David Graham Phillips was an American journalist and author.

Collection History


The manuscripts were originally in the possession of Mrs. Frevert, a sister of Phillips. In her will she left the collection to Robert W. Chambers, who donated the material to Princeton in 1930.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

AM 21971


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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:

David Graham Phillips Manuscripts; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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