Contents and Arrangement

Letters from Wilbur Howell to Students, 1973-1977

2 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of works, articles, lectures, reviews, notes, and correspondence of Howell, professor of rhetoric and oratory (1952-1972) at Princeton. Included are his original manuscripts, relevant correspondence, and reviews for Eighteenth-Century British Logic and Rhetoric (1971), and Poetics, Rhetoric, and Logic Studies in the Basic Disciplines of Criticism (1975), and various lectures, speeches, and reviews of other works on rhetoric.

Also present are English Dept. course bibliographies on rhetoric; letters (1971-1977) of recommendation for students; correspondence and reports reflecting Howell's position as chairman (1948-1972) of the board of trustees of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society at Princeton; and correspondence with Irving Dilliard, Willliam Edinger, James J. Murphy, Julian P. Boyd, Norman Thomas, and others. In addition, there is correspondence with Barbara Warnick as well as a copy of her manuscript for Fenelon's Letter to the French Academy (1984).

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated during 2012 processing.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The 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 from Wilbur Howell to Students; Wilbur Samuel Howell Papers, C0679, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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