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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 (rcpxm): 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


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 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:

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

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Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-11

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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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