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Poole, Ernest, 1880-1950
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Ernest Poole Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
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ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1


Consists of three manuscripts of American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner Ernest Poole, as well as some other papers and correspondence..

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains three manuscripts of Poole (Princeton Class of 1902): a holograph, 283-page rough draft of his novel Millions (1922); Silent Storms (1927), 401 typed pages, with holograph corrections and additions; and "The Room with Ribboned Walls" (1925), 18 holograph pages. Also included are miscellaneous papers and correspondence.

Collection Creator Biography:

Poole, Ernest, 1880-1950

A graduate of Princeton University (1902), Ernest Poole was a journalist who promoted social reform and a prolific novelist. His Family (1917) won the first Pulitzer Prize for the novel in 1918.

Collection History


"The Room with Ribboned Walls" purchased from "Mott". Manuscripts of "Millions" and "Silent Storms", gift of Ernest Cook Poole. Prints from "American Quaterly", gift of Henry Dan Piper. AM77-147, 14107-14108.

Custodial History:

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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder Inventory added by Jameson Creager '15 in 2013.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Open for research/

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:

Ernest Poole Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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Alternative Form Available:

Published as Millions (New York: Macmillan, 1930), Silent Storms (New York: Macmillan, 1927)

Subject Terms:
American fiction -- 20th century.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Manuscripts.
Genre Terms:
Drafts (preliminary versions)
Fiction -- 20th century.