Contents and Arrangement

Wagner, John, dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The George Palmer Putnam Collection contains correspondence, a scrapbook, manuscripts, and artwork pertaining to George Palmer Putnam's publishing enterprise from before the Civil War. There are approximately 1650 letters, 17 manuscripts, and more than 50 artworks in the collection. The correspondence originally fell into five distinct sections, four of which were organized alphabetically, and one randomly, in scrapbooks. The first part was marked "Private," although there is a mixture of private and professional letters in it. The artwork depicts the writers of particular letters and sometimes their homes as well. Fifteen of the manuscripts are drafts of descriptive and anecdotal articles by various authors (still in part unidentified) for Putnam's 1853 publication entitled Homes of American Authors. There are letters by the authors represented in this publication in the correspondence series.

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:

Wagner, John; George Palmer Putnam Collection, C0685, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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