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Smith, Logan, Pearsall 1865-1946
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections and Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Princeton University Library Collection of Logan Pearsall Smith Materials
Manuscripts Division
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4 boxes and 1.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4


Consists of selected papers, including manuscripts, research materials, and correspondence, of American-born British essayist and critic Logan Pearsall Smith.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Logan Pearsall Smith's manuscripts, notes, and proofs for his last anthology, The Golden Shakespeare; and manuscripts for two articles, "Saved from the Salvage," which appeared in Horizons (March, 1943), and "Slices of Cake," an account of his meeting Henry James at Edith Wharton's shortly after the outbreak of World War I, published in The New Statesmen and Nation (June, 1943). Also included in the collection is correspondence and research materials, including bibliographical note cards on Jonathan Edwards. There are also two photographs of members of Smith's family.

Collection History


This collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject. Materials have been acquired through multiple purchases and gifts. (AM 17578, AM 17872, AM 18631, AM 22077, AM 87-65, and AM 2017-152).

The letter from Smith to Siegfried Sassoon (1938) was donated to the University by Alexander D. Wainwright '39 in November 1991 in memory of Howell J. Heaney. (AM 92-49)


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Kelly Rafey '16 in 2013

Finding aid updated by Faith Charlton in June 2017.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

Princeton University Library Collection of Logan Pearsall Smith Materials; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4