Contents and Arrangement

Letters: Maxwell E. Perkins to Elizabeth H. Lemmon, 1936-1937

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of 128 letters (1922-1946) by Perkins to his long-time friend and platonic lover Elizabeth H. Lemmon, often discussing books to be read and his relationships with Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and other authors for whom he was editor with Charles Scribner's Sons. Also present are three letters by Louise Perkins (Perkins' wife) and one letter by Elizabeth Gorsline (Perkins' daughter), all written to Lemmon after Perkins' death in 1947.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

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:

Letters: Maxwell E. Perkins to Elizabeth H. Lemmon; Maxwell E. Perkins Letters to Elizabeth H. Lemmon, C0655, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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