Contents and Arrangement

"Why Divorce?", Three Act Play- Transcripts, 1921

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains manuscripts, typescripts, and notes for several works of Jesse Lynch Williams (Princeton Class of 1892): an unfinished novel ( His Share of the World, 1901-1904), two plays ( Why Divorce? and Why Marry?), a collection of prose sketches about New York City life at the turn of the century, and several short works, both fiction and non-fiction. Also included are diaries, notebooks, and appointment books, 1890-1912.

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:

"Why Divorce?", Three Act Play- Transcripts; Jesse Lynch Williams Papers, C0252, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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