Contents and Arrangement

Outgoing Letters, 1885-1901

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection consists primarily of the correspondence of English novelist and historian Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901). A sizeable portion includes 100 letters sent by Besant to his publisher, Chatto & Windus (London), from 1881 to 1901. Amongst other topics that are documented, many letters relate to his publications, the Society of Authors, and the Palestine Exploration Fund.

Some photographs, ephemera, and writings relating to Besant are scattered throughout.

Collection History


AM 1993-36

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:

Outgoing Letters; Princeton University Library Collection of Sir Walter Besant Correspondence, C0708, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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