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Wade, Ira O., 1896-1983
Ira Owen Wade Collection
Manuscripts Division
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13 boxes
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ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-13


Ira Owen Wade (Princeton Class of 1924) was a professor of French in Princeton's Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. His collection consists of typescript of his writings on Voltaire, professional correspondence, research notes, and some student work.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of works, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous material of Wade (Princeton Class of 1924, professor of French). The collection contains typescripts, carbons, and galley proofs of four books -- Studies in Voltaire (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1947), Voltaire's Micromegas (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1950), Voltaire and Candide (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1959), Intellectual Origins of the French Enlightenment (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1971) -- as well as articles, reports to Princeton's Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and lecture notes. The bulk of the correspondence is professional, including a letter by Albert Camus, but there is some personal correspondence as well. There are also photographs of Wade and others, research notes in English and French, and photostats of miscellaneous material. In addition, the collection contains some undergraduate papers, graduate dissertations, and papers sent to Wade by former students requesting critical comments.


This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Collection Creator Biography:

Wade, Ira O., 1896-1983

Ira Owen Wade (Princeton Class of 1924) was a professor of French in Princeton's Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Collection History


Gift of the author.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

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:

Ira Owen Wade Collection; 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): Box 1-13