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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:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2


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

Collection Description & Creator Information


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 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:

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

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2