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Grubb, Davis, 1919-1980
The Watchman by Davis Grubb
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
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ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of drafts of The Watchman, a novel by Davis Grubb.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of both the final, corrected draft and the corrected carbon of the final draft of The Watchman, a novel by Grubb.

Collection Creator Biography:

Grubb, Davis, 1919-1980

Davis Grubb was an American novelist and storywriter. His first novel, The Night of the Hunter, was an immediate best-seller, and the film version is considered a classic.

Collection History


Gift of the author. AM18054


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '15 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

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:

The Watchman by Davis Grubb; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1

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Existence and Location of Copies

Published under same title (New York: Scribner, 1961)

Subject Terms:
American fiction -- 20th century.
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Genre Terms:
Fiction -- 20th century.
Manuscripts (for publication) -- 20th century.