Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections and Von Kienbusch, Carl Otto Kretzschmar, 1884-1976
Kienbusch Angling Collection
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
1651-1974 (mostly 1800-1950)
5 boxes, 68 items, 49 Volumes, and 12.68 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-5


Consists of manuscripts and letters relating to the history and method of angling collected by Kienbusch (Princeton Class of 1906).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of manuscripts and letters relating to the history and method of angling collected by Kienbusch (Princeton Class of 1906). These range from "The Art of Angling" (circa 1651) by Thomas Barker to Edward Hewitt's "Articles on Fish and Fishing" (1947). Most of the works are by 19th-century English authors, with some by 20th-century Americans. Included are Joseph Crawhall's "The Compleatest Angling Book" (1881), Biblioteca Piscatoria by William Harrison, Fishless Days (1954) by Alfred W. Miller, Memoirs of Eminent Sportsment by Frederick Pond, and The Natural History of Cornish Fishes (1884) by Jonathan Couch.

There is correspondence of George E. M. Skues, Edward Boies, Louis Bougle, Theodore Gordon, Charles Goodspeed, as well as Kienbusch's autograph album with letters by Grover Cleveland, Calvin Coolidge, Henry van Dyke, Rudyard Kipling, Daniel Webster, and others. Also present are fishing diaries (1861-1887) of Alfred Denison, Gilliat Hatfield (1841-1845), and Kienbusch (1954-1965), and records of the Massachusetts Fish and Game Protective Association (1874-1949). Miscellaneous material includes letters, bookplates, photographs, clippings, fishing club newsletters, and a box of reels and tied flies.

A further addition includes correspondence of Irving Bachellor, E. A. Barton, C. F. Beatty, Charles Goodspeed, E. W. Gudger, Henry Thorpe, and Rosa E. Westwood, chiefly regarding fishing publications, and photographs of inscribed Ottoman Turkish armor.

Collection Creator Biography:

Von Kienbusch, Carl Otto Kretzschmar, 1884-1976

A lifelong New Yorker, Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch (1884-1976) was a successful businessman who collected armor from about 1914 until his death in 1976.

Collection History


Gift of Carl Otto v. Kienbusch. One English indenture is a gift of Mrs. Millicent C. Kelly.


No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Kienbusch Angling Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-5