Contents and Arrangement

Frank Lester Pleadwell Letters: H-O, 1924-1962

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists, for the most part, of letters received by Pleadwell and his wife, the former Laura Mell Stith, including letters by Roy M. Saunders, Thomas Shattuck, and Herbert F. West, concerning Pleadwell's collection of autographs and books in the literary and historical fields. The collection also contains an autograph album of letters, poems, photographs, and clippings of prominent associates in the medical profession, such as Joseph W. Courtney, Harvey Cushing, Sir William Osler, and Henry E. Sigerist; a photograph of Edwin J. Beinecke, a collector of Robert Louis Stevenson's works; two articles by Pleadwell, "Byron and the American Navy" and "Byron and His Americans"; a portrait of Pleadwell; and letters to his wife after his death and her remarriage to William C. Moore, including correspondence with Parke-Bernet regarding the sale of Pleadwell's collections.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

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:

Frank Lester Pleadwell Letters: H-O; F. L. Pleadwell Papers, C0535, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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