Contents and Arrangement

Series 3: Papers of Other Persons, 1871-1980

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists jointly of letters and works of Ford and letters and works about Ford collected by Edward Naumburg (Princeton Class of 1924). Ford's papers contain letters to Joseph Conrad, Douglas Goldring, W. H. Hudson, Edgar Jepson, James B. Pinker, and others, spanning the years from 1910 to 1935. There are manuscripts for "Conrad and the Sea," "Dedicatory Letter to Isabel Paterson," The Good Soldier" (title page only), "The Nature of a Crime" (co-authored with Joseph Conrad), and "Romance: An Analysis," and miscellaneous typescripts and proofs for the Transatlantic Review. Also included are photographs and caricatures of Ford and clippings and tearsheets of his articles.

Naumburg's papers include his correspondence (1940-1983) with authors, Ford's relatives, and others about Ford, such as Paul A. Bartlett, Janice Biala, David D. Harvey, Katharine Lamb, Frank MacShane, and Sondra Stang. His notes and typescripts for his articles, including "A Collector Looks at Ford Madox Ford," are also present. Papers of other persons contain letters and works related to Ford by Ford Madox Brown, Herbert Gorman, Julian Mitchell (his TV adaptation of The Good Soldier), and Elsie M. Hueffer, and letters by Violet Hunt to Edgar Jepson, Ethel Mayne, and others concerning her relationship with Ford.


This series is arranged into two subseries: Letters and Works, and Julian Mitchell's Adaptation of The Good Soldier.

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:

Series 3: Papers of Other Persons; Naumburg Collection of Ford Madox Ford, C0263, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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