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Creator:
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
Title:
Goodwin Weinberg Collection of Aldous Huxley
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/xs55mc11z
Dates:
1908-1961 (mostly 1920-1955)
Size:
1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Contains approximately 110 letters by Aldous Huxley written to various friends and associates, including Arnold Bennett, Basil Ashmore, Edith Sitwell, Osbert Sitwell, and the American photographer Sanford Roth, collected by Goodwin Weinberg (Princeton Class of 1929).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains approximately 110 letters by Huxley written to various friends and associates, including Arnold Bennett, Basil Ashmore, Edith Sitwell, Osbert Sitwell, and the American photographer Sanford Roth, collected by Goodwin Weinberg (Princeton Class of 1929). Included with Huxley's letters to Roth are typescripts for his foreward to Roth's book of photographs, The French in Paris (1953), and two of Huxley's essays, "Stars and the Man" about the astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) and "A Conversation with Stravinsky" (1922) about Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Also present are Huxley's poem "Fifth Philosopher's Song," his contract (1931) for the play World of Light, and several letters by Julian and Leonard Huxley.

Collection Creator Biography:

Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963

Aldous Huxley was a twentieth-century English novelist, essayist, poet, and playwright.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Goodwin Weinberg '29 (AM82-16, 82-107).

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

Goodwin Weinberg Collection of Aldous Huxley; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/xs55mc11z
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1