Contents and Arrangement

Spaeth, J. Duncan: ALS, 1949 October 30

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains a typed, unpublished manuscript "Old Lovers' Ghosts," an autograph manuscript (4 pp.) entitled "My Anthology," and some personal papers of Stauffer (Princeton Class of 1923). "Old Lovers' Ghosts," is a study of ten English lovers, including Sir Kenelm Digby and Lady Venetia Stanley, John Evelyn and Margaret Blagge, Henry Cary and Elizabeth Tanfield, and Richard and Anne Fanshawes; and "My Anthology" contains amusing ink sketches and comments on Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, and Matthew Arnold. A small selection of miscellaneous material includes a few photographs of Stauffer, copies of his birth certificate, letters of recommendation written on his behalf to the United States Marine Corps, and a transcript of his academic record at Princeton. Stauffer's correspondence with his family documents his years as a student at Princeton University, experiences in Europe as a Rhodes Scholar, teaching at Princeton, and service as a Marine in the South Pacific during World War II. A scrapbook contains clippings related to Stauffer's books and correspondence to Stauffer from academics and writers, such as Jacques Barzun, Katherine Garrison Chapin, Harold Dodds, John Duffy, William Frost, Christian Gauss, Alfred Harbage, Emery Neff, Marjorie Nicolson, Charles Osgood, Henri Peyre, Mark Schorer, J. Duncan Spaeth, Edward Steese, Hugh Taylor, and Lionel Trilling. There is also a folder of correspondence by Carriella, possibly Stauffer's mother.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

Spaeth, J. Duncan: ALS; Selected Papers of Donald A. Stauffer, C0337, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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