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Vielé-Griffin, Francis, 1864-1937
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Francis Vielé-Griffin Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Contains manuscripts and miscellany, but the bulk of the collection consists of family and literary correspondence of the American-born French poet Francis Vielé-Griffin.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Vielé-Griffin manuscripts and miscellany, but the bulk of the collection consists of family and literary correspondence of Vielé-Griffin. Among the family correspondence are letters by the poet's father and sister which shed light on the experience of the American-born's childhood in France. The literary correspondence includes the poet's letters to Albert Mockel, Stuart Merrill, and Edouard Dujardin. In addition, there are letters from Edmund Gosse, Stephen Massett, Thomas Sturge Moore, George Moore, Rodin, Johannes Schlaf, Henri Barbusse, Francis Jammes, Marcel Schwob, and James McNeill Whistler. There are also five autograph manuscripts of Vielé-Griffin's verse: "En Arcadie," "Les Brumes," "Pour le 2 Novembre," "Communion," and "Samle France."

Collection Creator Biography:

Vielé-Griffin, Francis, 1864-1937

Francis Vielé-Griffin was an American-born French poet who became an important figure in the French Symbolist movement.

Collection History


Various AM. Negative microfilm of letters of Andre Gide to Francis Viele-Griffin is a gift of Mr. Rosenthal of the University of Chicago Library.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.

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:

Francis Vielé-Griffin Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1