Contents and Arrangement

Documents relating to the publishing of Davidson's works (14 pieces), dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Contains over 350 letters by Davidson, most of which are addressed to Grant Richards, his friend and publisher. There are nine autograph manuscripts in the collection, including The Testament of John Davidson (London, G. Richards, 1908) and Fleet Street and Other Poems (London: G. Richards, 1909). Also included is a folder of reports prepared by Davidson for Grant Richards, in which the author gives his assessment of materials under consideration for publication. There are a substantial number of letters written by Mrs. Davidson to Richards concerning her husband's disappearance and subsequent suicide in 1909. Other items include galley proofs with Davidson's holograph corrections, documents, and clippings pertaining to his literary career.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Documents relating to the publishing of Davidson's works (14 pieces); Princeton University Library Collection of John Davidson Materials, C0215, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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