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La Branche, George M. L. (George Michel Lucien), 1875-1961
Angling Papers of George M. L. La Branche
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of miscellaneous papers of George M. L. La Branche relating to angling.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of La Branche's works, correspondence, a diary (1911), photographs, miscellaneous financial papers, and printed matter relating to angling. The collection contains fragments of his autograph manuscript The Salmon and the Dry Fly (1924) and correspondence with fellow anglers, especially George E. M. Skues of England, which reflect his expertise in dry fly fishing. The correspondence also refers to La Branche's other book, The Dry Fly and Fast Water (1914), the Fly Fishers Club (London), and the Anglers Club (New York), as well as to the many fishing trips he took to England and Scotland. A diary records the places he fished and kinds of fish caught during the summer of 1911.

Collection Creator Biography:

La Branche, George M. L. (George Michel Lucien), 1875-1961

George M. L. La Branche was the author of two books on angling.

Collection History


Gift of George M.L. LaBranch Jr. (AM18445).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Allyse Terrell '2014 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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.

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:

Angling Papers of George M. L. La Branche; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1

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Existence and Location of Copies

Publications by La Branche: Dry Fly and Fast Water (New York: Scribner, 1914), The Salmon and the Dry Fly (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1924)

Subject Terms:
Fishers -- England -- Correspondence.
Fishers -- United States -- Correspondence.
Fly fishing.
Genre Terms:
Correspondence -- 20th century
Diaries -- 20th century.
Fly Fishers Club (London, England)
Anglers Club (New York, N.Y.)
Skues, G. E. M. (George Edward Mackenzie)