Contents and Arrangement

Fields, James T., dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Margaret Sherry in 1994. Finding aid written by Margaret Sherry in 1994.

For conservation purposes all letters have been dismounted and foldered, except for those in the scrapbook that was part of the 1993 purchase.

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.

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:

Fields, James T.; George Palmer Putnam Collection, C0685, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Volume 14 of the Northwestern-Newberry edition of The Writings of Herman Melville includes the Melville correspondence from Princeton's George Palmer Putnam Collection. This volume has been edited and annotated, with an historical note, by Lynn Horth, revised and augmented from The Letters of Herman Melville (1960), edited by Merrell R. Davis and William H. Gilman.

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