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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 (rcpxm): 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


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 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:

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

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-4