Contents and Arrangement

Manuscripts, 1897-1953 February 5

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Includes Smith's manuscripts, notes, and proofs for his last anthology, The Golden Shakespeare; manuscripts of "Saved from the Salvage," about his recollections of Venice during the winter of 1897 and 1898, 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); as well as a few miscellaneous writings.

Heavily marked and annotated, these manuscripts are representative of Smith's method of composition, which entailed constant revision of his work.

Collection History


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.

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:

Manuscripts; Princeton University Library Collection of Logan Pearsall Smith Materials, C0293, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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