Contents and Arrangement

Library correspondence chiefly concerning the Islamic and Papyri collections, 1911-1945

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of correspondence, financial material, and printed matter of Garrett (Princeton Class of 1897). The collection contains correspondence between Garrett and Ernest Cushing Richardson, Harry Clemons, and James Thayer Gerould of the Princeton University Library regarding his gift (1942) of mainly Islamic books and manuscripts; correspondence, invoices, and lists of purchases from manuscripts dealers, including Bernard Quaritch, Ltd.; correspondence with William Gates concerning the Mesoamerican Manuscripts Collection; correspondence concerning the University Committee on Humanistic Collections; and offprints of articles about the Garrett Collection. Additional correspondence (1941-1942) of Robert Garrett with Philip K. Hitti, A. S. Yahuda, Harold W. Dodds, and Julian P. Boyd concerns the Yahuda Collection of Islamic Manuscripts.

In addition, there is a folder of Garrett correspondence with R. E. Brunnow, E. C. Richardson, and others, concerning the acquisition of Babylonian clay tablets (1911-1945). Additional provenance files are housed at the end of the collection.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Library correspondence chiefly concerning the Islamic and Papyri collections; Princeton University Library Collection of Robert Garrett Materials, C0627, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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