Contents and Arrangement

Carter, John, dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of correspondence (1955-1962) by Sylvia Beach to Jackson Mathews and his wife, Marthiel; copies of letters to Beach from Ernest Hemingway, D. H. Lawrence, Adrienne Monnier, Andre Gide, and others; and correspondence of Mathews with others primarily regarding the "Hommage à Sylvia Beach," which he prepared in 1963 for the Mercure de France. These last materials include letters and typescripts containing remembrances of Beach by Malcolm Cowley, Allen Tate, Katherine Anne Porter, Archibald MacLeish. Furthermore, there is a small selection of miscellanea, including Beach's manuscript "Inturned," which describes her captivity by the Germans during World War II; an untitled manuscript by Yves Bonnefoy; material on Shakespeare and Company's library; material regarding the sale of James Joyce's papers to the University of Buffalo; and unpublished photographs of Beach and her friends in the Mediterranean (1961-1962).

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:

Carter, John; Jackson Mathews Collection of Sylvia Beach, C0141, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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