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Cummings, Hubertis M. (Hubertis Maurice) (1884-1963)
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Hubertis M. Cummings Papers
Manuscripts Division
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4 boxes
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4


Consists of works, some accompanying correspondence, and photographs of poet, essayist, and church historian, Hubertis M.Cummings (Princeton Class of 1907).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of works, some accompanying correspondence, and photographs of Cummings (Princeton Class of 1907). The collection contains manuscripts of miscellaneous poetry and essays, studies of Shakespeare, a eulogy of Emily Cummings, reveries of his travels in Europe, and Fables and Phantasms (1926), a book of prose vignettes. Also included is an unpublished history of several churches and parishes, entitled Pastors and People, Presbyterians of Old Paxton, Derry and Hanover Churches (Pa.), as well as unpublished manuscripts for William Shakespeare: 'Maker' in Tragedy'' and "The Celt Transfigured: Essays on the Irish Poets, 1885-1932."


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

Collection Creator Biography:


Hubertis M. Cummings (Princeton Class of 1907) was a poet, essayist, and church historian.

Collection History


10 Letters of Cummings are a gift of the author. Papers of Cummings are a gift of Edward M. Green.

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular 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 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:

Hubertis M. Cummings Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4