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Lansdale, Maria Hornor, 1860-
Maria Hornor Lansdale Correspondence
Manuscripts Division
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1884-1931 (mostly 1900-1928)
4 boxes and 1.7 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-4


Consists of correspondence and miscellanea of the American author Maria Hornor Lansdale (b. 1860).

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collecton consists primarily of letters to Lansdale written by her physician-friend Walter Biggar Blaikie of Edinburgh, with several containing comments on her book Scotland, Historic and Romantic (1905). This correspondence spans over a quarter of a century, from 1900 to 1928. Also included are letters from Lansdale's publisher Henry Holt regarding her translation of Grazia Deledda's Doppo il divorzio [After the Divorce] (1904), as well as letters from the artist Cecilia Beaux, the novelist Ellen Douglas Deland, and James E. Wood. There are also four photographs of Blaikie and a small selection of miscellanouse correspodence.

Collection Creator Biography:

Lansdale, Maria Hornor, 1860-

Maria Hornor Lansdale was an American author.

Collection History

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ran Tao, Princeton Class of 2006 in 2004. Finding aid written by Ran Tao, Princeton Class of 2006 in 2004.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Maria Hornor Lansdale Correspondence; 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 (scamss): Box 1-4