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Collection Overview

Creator:
Bridges, Robert, 1858-1941
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Princeton University Library Collection of Robert Bridges Materials
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/vm40xr62r
Dates:
1896-1939
Size:
12 boxes
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-12
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of correspondence and miscellany pertaining to Robert Bridges' editorial work at Charles Scribner's Sons, as well as material relating to Princeton (particularly his Class of 1879 and the Princeton Club of New York), the Century Club, and the Coffee House Club, in all of which Bridges was an active member.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of correspondence and miscellany pertaining to Bridges' editorial work at Charles Scribner's Sons, as well as material relating to Princeton (particularly his Class of 1879 and the Princeton Club of New York), the Century Club, and the Coffee House Club, in all of which Bridges was an active member. Included in the collection are numerous letters from a variety of authors, hopefuls, and others, as well as notes, clippings, and memoranda relating to the Scribner firm. Virtually every letter is accompanied by a carbon of Bridges' response. Persons represented in the collection include Ray Stannard Baker, Eleanor Roosevelt, Michael Pupin, Edith Wharton, Bernadotte Schmitt, Bernard Baruch, A. S. Dashiell, the Scribners, Corrinne Roosevelt Robinson, and Whitney Darrow.

Arrangement:

Arranged as follows: General Correspondence (A-Z), Miscellany--Century Club, Coffee House Club, Ivy Club, McCosh Memorial, Saint Andrew's Society, University Club, Princeton Class of 1879, Princeton Club, Miscellaneous Material.

Collection Creator Biography:

Bridges, Robert, 1858-1941

A graduate of Princeton (1879), Robert Bridges was literary critic of the comic weekly Life. He was on the staff of the New York Evening Post (1881-1887), and served as assistant editor (1887-1914) and editor (1914-1930) of Scribner's Magazine, the highly successful literary magazine of the New York City publisher Charles Scribner's Sons. He was a literary adviser and director of the firm until 1939.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gathered and sent to Princeton by David Randall of Scribner.

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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Part of the General Correspondence in this collection was reprocessed by Chloe Pfendler in June 2019. Finding aid updated by Chloe Pfendler in June 2019.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is 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:

Princeton University Library Collection of Robert Bridges Materials; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/vm40xr62r
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184