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Emery, Steuart M. (Steuart Mackie), 1891-
Steuart M. Emery Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1891-1937 (mostly 1904-1937)
4 boxes and 1.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4


Consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, photographs, and printed matter of American novelist/dramatist Steuart M. Emery.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, photographs, and printed matter of Emery. Included are approximately 40 short stories, some of which relate to World War I, such as "Aces of Hate," "The Brand of Silence," and "Skies of Steel"; two plays, Dinner Is Served and The Scalawag; several war poems; scripts from his Lawrenceville School student days; miscellaneous notes and synopses for plays and stories; and tearsheets and clippings of his stories and reviews. There are letters (1909-1922) to his mother, affectionate letters (1930-1936) from "Naomi," and miscellaneous personal and business correspondence. Also present are army documents (1917-1919), income tax returns, publisher's statements and contracts, and photographs of Emery, his family, and an unidentified military training camp. In addition, there are two war stories by Theodore Emery.


Arranged as follows: manuscripts (short stories, plays, scripts, etc., by title), miscellaneous notes, printed matter, correspondence, documents, photographs.

Collection Creator Biography:

Emery, Steuart M. (Steuart Mackie), 1891-

Steuart M. Emery was an American journalist, novelist, and dramatist.

Collection History


Donated to Princeton University by A.P. Clark on March 18, 1964.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Kelly Rafey '16 in 2013

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:

Steuart M. Emery Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4