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Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Princeton University Library Collection of Lawrance Thompson Materials
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/rf55z7748
Dates:
1894-1970 (mostly 1938-1964)
Size:
7 boxes and 2.6 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 1-5; B-000885; B-000886
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of selected papers of Lawrance Thompson, including manuscripts for his books on Robert Frost and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, lecture typescripts, and a small amount of correspondence (1936-1942) from the time he was Princeton University Library's Curator of Manuscripts and editor of the Princeton University Library Chronicle.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of selected papers of Lawrance Thompson assembled from various sources, including manuscripts for Thompson's books on Robert Frost and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, corrected typescripts of lectures, and a small amount of correspondence (1936-1942) from the time he was Princeton University Library's Curator of Manuscripts and editor of the Princeton University Library Chronicle.

Arrangement:

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Materials were assembled from various sources, including as gifts of the author in 1964 (AM 18232) and 1967 (AM 19239), a gift of Lawton M. Patten in 1975 (AM 22016), a transfer from the General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection (C0140) in 2009 (AM 90-19), and gifts of Mason Lowance in 2017 (AM 2017-98, AM 2017-108).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder list written by Lisa Yankowitz '13 in January 2012. Finding aid updated by Kelly Bolding in February 2017.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

Princeton University Library Collection of Lawrance Thompson Materials; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/rf55z7748
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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Alternative Form Available:

Publications by Thompson: Robert Frost, the Early Years (New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1966), Selected Letters of Robert Frost (New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1964), Young Longfellow, 1807-1843 (New York: Macmillan, 1938)

Subject Terms:
Poets, American -- Biography.
Genre Terms:
Biographies -- 20th century.
Lectures -- 20th century.
Manuscripts -- 20th century.
Names:
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.
Thompson, Lawrance, 1906-1973