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Burr, Anna Robeson Brown, 1873-1941
Burr Family Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1773-1955 (mostly 1912-1939)
2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of selected correspondence, passports, and calling cards of the Burr family of Philadelphia.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of selected correspondence, passports, and calling cards of the Burr family of Philadelphia. The collection contains letters by Anna Robeson Burr in England (1916-1918) to her mother, Mrs. Thomas Leaming, including observations on World War I; letters by Edward Holton James, Katharine P. Loring, and Ralph Barton Perry about Burr's book Alice James, Her Brothers--Her Journals (1934); letters by Harrison Smith Morris, Simon Flexner, and Agnes Repplier regarding her book Weir Mitchell, His LIfe and Letters (1930); letters to her daughter Pamela Burr; correspondence of her husband, Charles H. Burr, including letters to him by Lord Southborough; and letters by her daughters, Pamela and Dorothy Burr. In addition, there is an extract of a letter (1773) by Frederica Planta regarding George III's children.


Series: I. Anna Robeson Burr, 1873-1941, II. Charles H. Burr, d. 1925, III. Dorothy Burr, IV. Pamela Burr, V. Documents, VI. Memorabilia, VII. Miscellaneous Material, VIII. Papers of Others.

Collection Creator Biography:

Burr, Anna Robeson Brown, 1873-1941

The Burr family was a prominent family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anna Robeson Burr was a writer and biographer.

Collection History


Gift of Pamela Burr.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Alicia Corona '13 in 2011.

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:

Burr Family Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2