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Excelsior: Europe, 1955-1963
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection contains typed manuscripts and/or galley proofs of eight of Bonner's novels, including Amanda, Ambassador Extraordinary, Art of Llewellyn Jones, "Good-bye, Come Again" (unpublished), Excelsior, "Malianche (unpublished)", SPQR, and With Both Eyes Open, two collections of short stories, and one play, Dangerous Medicine. Eight of his personal diaries and notebooks are also included in the collection.
Correspondence consists of letters from family, friends, and some notable literary figures, such as Samuel Hopkins Adams, Bernard Berenson, Noel Coward, Edna Ferber, Arthur Krock, Christopher La Farge, Alfred Lunt, John Phillips Marquand, Edward A. Newton, Eugene O'Neill, Robert E. Sherwood, Rebecca West, H. G. Wells, and Alexander Woolcott. There is also editorial correspondence with Charles Scribner & Sons (New York) and Curtis Brown & Co (London). Six scrapbooks, each one devoted to one of Bonner's novels, contain newspaper clippings, letters of appreciation, and fan mail. Also found in the collection are correspondence and other material related to his military career (1917-1919, 1941-1955) and his service with the Department of State, Division of Foreign Services (1946-1952), in Rome and Paris.
A later addition to the collection is the papers of Paul Hyde Bonner, Jr., who was a literary agent to his father. This consists of correspondence between the Bonners and the son and the son's correspondence with various publishing houses and literary agencies in the United States and abroad.
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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:
Excelsior: Europe; Paul Hyde Bonner Papers, C0260, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 26
- United States. Army