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Halliburton, Wesley, d. 1965
Wesley Halliburton Correspondence
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of four small groups of correspondence between Wesley Halliburton and others after the death of his famous son Richard in 1939. Richard Halliburton was a celebrated adventurer and author known, among other things, for having swum the length of the Panama Canal.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of four small groups of correspondence between Halliburton and others after the death of his famous son Richard in 1939: 1) with Wilfred Crowell (1939-40) about Richard's fatal trip on his Chinese junk, the Sea Dragon, and subsequent business matters related to its disappearance; 2) with Burton Holmes (1940-41) concerning Holmes's interest in developing an illustrated lecture on Richard's life; 3) with Arthur Stringer (1945-48) regarding his use of Richard's research material for a biography of Rupert Brooke, later published as Red Wine of Youth (1948); and with several of Richard's old friends and former college roommates (Princeton Class of 1921), particularly John H. Leh and J. P. Sieberling.

Collection Creator Biography:

Halliburton, Wesley, d. 1965

A graduate of Princeton University (Class of 1921), Richard Halliburton wrote a number of best-sellers based on his travel adventures. In fact, he is considered a pioneer of adventure journalism.

Collection History


Gift of John Halliburton, March 3, 1987 (AM87-77).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Wesley Halliburton Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1