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Hinks, R. P. (Roger Packman), 1903-1963
Roger Hinks Papers
Manuscripts Division
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11 boxes
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-11


The collection consists of the original diaries (with typed transcriptions) of art historian Roger Hinks, with early and final drafts of The Gymnasium of the Mind: The Journals of Roger Hinks, 1933-1963 (1984), the publication edited by John Goldsmith that resulted from them. Included are some related correspondence, photographs, and estate material.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the diaries/journals of Hinks, with typed transcriptions, as well as drafts of John Goldsmith's edited version of them that was published in 1984 as The Gymnasium of the Mind: The Journals of Roger Hinks, 1933-1963. In addition, there are notes for a lecture entitled "Sacred and Profane Love," dealing with Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, and their wives; notes and related correspondence about "The Antique" and classical Greek art for a Penquin series; over forty small notebooks (1932-1963), some containing obvious source material for the journals; correspondence of Hinks, with his father, Arthur R., and brother, David A. G., with friends Bernard Berenson, Thure Bonde, Ian McCallum, Patrick Thursfield, and others; correspondence of Francis Wormald, a professor of paleography and Hinks's friend and executor of his estate (with McCallum); a few photographs of Hinks; his watch and a set of keys; and various estate-related documents, such as Hinks's will and an inventory of his household. Thursfield's detailed examination of the manuscript material left behind by Hinks at his death, entitled "The Journals and Diaries of Roger Hinks" (9 pp.) and dated July 1964, is included.

Collection Creator Biography:

Hinks, R. P. (Roger Packman), 1903-1963

R. P. Hinks was an English art historian.

Collection History


The collection was purchased from the estate of I. R. M. McCallum in 1991 .


No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Roger Hinks Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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The brief biographical note on Hinks is taken from the "Prologue" of The Gymnasium of the Mind: The Journals of Roger Hinks, 1933-1963, edited by John Goldsmith (Salisbury, Wiltshire: M. Russell, 1984).

Subject Terms:
Art historians -- England.
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