Contents and Arrangement

Series 1: General Correspondence, dates not examined

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of papers of Dashiell (Princeton Class of 1923) related to his editorial work at Scribner's and The Reader's Digest. There are several folders of Thomas Wolfe material, including letters, memorabilia, and four incomplete manuscripts, including one for "The Train and the City." Other authors represented in the collection, generally by one or two letters, include Struthers Burt, Henry Seidel Canby, Robert Frost, Hendrik Willem Van Loon, H. L. Mencken, James Thurber, Franklin P. Adams, Thomas Hornsby Ferril, John Dewey, and Carl Sandburg. A brief disclaimer in the hand of Ernest Hemingway, which appeared with the serialization of A Farewell to Arms, is also included.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

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:

Series 1: General Correspondence; Selected Papers of Alfred S. Dashiell, C0212, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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