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Collection Overview

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Pre-Raphaelite collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of letters written by members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and by individuals associated with or interested in this movement.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters written by members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and by individuals associated with or interested in this movement. Included are letters by William Holman-Hunt, William Morris, Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton, William Sharp, Thomas Woolner, Frederick George Stephens, and Ford Maddox Brown.

A major addition to the collection consists of letters by Pre-Raphaelites divided into two groups: 1) letters to Vernon Lushington (1832-1912) and other Lushington family members; 2) letters to others. Letter writers include Edward C. Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, Frederic Leighton, John Everett Millais, Morris family members, Rossetti family members, John Ruskin, Alfred Tennyson, G. F. Wallis, and Thomas Woolmer.


Arranged by correspondent name.

Collection History


The Lushington family additions were purchased with support from the Richard M. Ludwig Endowment established by Michael Spence, Class of 1966, in 2010 .


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Pre-Raphaelite collection; 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:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1