Contents and Arrangement

Wreden, William P., dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists primarily of correspondence of Gekle concerning his collection of Arthur Machen books and manuscripts. Included are letters by James Branch Cabell, August Derleth, Arthur Machen (four letters), Charles Parsons, Paul Seybolt, Vincent Starrett, Edwin Steffe, and Joseph Kelly Vodrey, as well as a separate section of Vodrey's correspondence. Also present are a few images of Machen (one photograph), bibliographies of his works, material on the Arthur Machen Society, reviews and publicity matter for Gekle's work Arthur Machen: Weaver of Fantasy (1949), a pamphlet entitled "A Machen Miscellany" (1957) by Gekle, and other miscellanea.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, TLS = typed letter signed, and ANS = autograph note signed.

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:

Wreden, William P.; William F. Gekle Collection of Arthur Machen, C0649, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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