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Parrott, Thomas Marc, 1866-1960
Thomas Marc Parrott Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1882-1957 (mostly 1915-1952)
23 boxes and 13.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Boxes 1-21; A; B


Consists of papers of American Shakespearean scholar Thomas Marc Parrott (Princeton Class of 1888), as well as printed matter and some works of other authors.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, a commonplace book, scrapbooks, and notebooks of Parrott (Princeton Class of 1888), as well as printed matter and some works of other authors. Included are two manuscripts of his books, Shakespearean Comedy (1949) and Companion to Victorian Literature (1955, co-authored by Robert Bernard Martin), articles, many on Shakespearean subjects, book reviews, lectures on various Shakespeare plays, essays written while an undergraduate, and an incomplete version of Parrott's senior thesis, "Non-dramatic Poems of Robert Browning."



Collection Creator Biography:

Parrott, Thomas Marc, 1866-1960

An American educator and author, Thomas Marc Parrott was a Shakespearean scholar who taught in Princeton's English Department from 1896 to 1935.

Collection History


Gift of Prof. Thomas Marc Parrott. Letters from Parrott to Lockert are a gift of Lacy Lockert. Notes on Browning were transferred from Mudd Library. Photographs of Parrott are a gift of Prof. Maurice W. Kelley.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

The contents list was compiled by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010.

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:

Thomas Marc Parrott Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Boxes 1-21; A; B

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Existence and Location of Copies

Publications by Parrott: Shakespearean Comedy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1949); A Companion to Victorian Literature (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955), with Robert Bernard Martin.

Subject Terms:
English literature -- 19th century.
Genre Terms:
Commonplace books.
Princeton University
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.