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Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Selected Papers of A. Edward Newton
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of letters by and collected by the American essayist, bibliophile, and author Alfred Edward Newton (1863-1940).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters by Newton, letters collected by him, and miscellaneous materials. Newton's correspondents include Baron Godfrey Rathbone Benson Charnwood, James L. Ford, Ronald Knox, Richard Le Gallienne, Shane Leslie, E. V. Lucas, Christopher Morley, Charles. G. Osgood, Agnes Repplier, Melancthon Woolsey Stryker, and Francis Wilson. In addition, there are autograph letters by Williams Hazlitt, Jr., Thomas Jefferson Hogg, William James Linton, and Theodosia Trollope. Among the miscellaneous materials is a typewritten copy of an article on Edward Bok's book Twice Thirty by Joseph Collins.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, TLS = typed letter signed, ANS = autograph note signed, AMsS = autograph manuscript signed, and TMsS = typed manuscript signed.

Collection Creator Biography:

Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940

Alfred Edward Newton (1863-1940) was an American essayist, bibliophile, and author.

Collection History


The collection is comprised of papers removed from the books donated to Princeton University by A. Edward Newton.

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Rachel Jordan in 2004. Finding aid written by Rachel Jordan in 2004.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Selected Papers of A. Edward Newton; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1