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Whiting, Robert Rudd, 1877-1918
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Robert Rudd Whiting Papers
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes and 1.15 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-3


Consists of works, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks of American journalist Robert Rudd Whiting (Princeton Class of 1901).

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of works, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks of Whiting (Princeton Class of 1901). The collection contains three scrapbooks of correspondence, memorabilia, and printed matter and includes material relating to Ainslee's magazine, of which Whiting was an editor (1911-1918). There are two typescripts, with holograph corrections, by Whiting of his novelette The Golden Idiot, which appeared in Ainslee's in September 1916. The collection includes photographs of Whiting and Booth Tarkington and a letter by Tarkington to him with pencil sketches of both. In addition, there is a checklist of books found in Whiting's personal library.



Collection Creator Biography:

Robert Rudd Whiting (Princeton Class of 1901) was a journalist and author, who worked for The New York Sun, Everybody's Magazine, and The Designer before becoming editor of Ainslee's, a position which he held from 1911 to 1918. Whiting also worked for George Creel's Committee on Public Information during World War I.

Collection History


Gift of Mrs. William W. Lynch.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

The contents list was compiled by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010.

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:

Robert Rudd Whiting Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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