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Hutton, Laurence, 1843-1904
Laurence Hutton letters to Edwin T. Evans
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of over 300 letters by American drama critic Laurence Hutton to his long-time friend Edwin T. Evans (d. 1909?), who was general manager of Anchor Lines, Great Lakes shippers.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains over 300 letters by Hutton to his long-time friend Edwin T. Evans (d. 1909?), who was general manager of Anchor Lines, Great Lakes shippers, a few carbon copies of Evans's letters, and several letters by Mrs. Eleanor Hutton and Mrs. Evans. Also present is a bound volume of typed abstracts of all the letters, compiled by Pierre E. Letchworth, Evans's grandson.


Arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Hutton, Laurence, 1843-1904

Laurence Hutton was literary editor of the "Literary Notes" Department at Harper's Magazine from 1886 to 1898. In 1897, Hutton received an honorary M.A. from Princeton University, and from 1901 to his death in 1904 he was a lecturer on English at Princeton.

Collection History


This collection was the gift of P. E. Letchworth in 1989.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Laurence Hutton letters to Edwin T. Evans; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1