Contents and Arrangement

Outgoing Letters and Images, 1871 May 8-1891 September 19

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of seven letters from Besant (1836-1901) to various recipients. Most are fairly terse; two are pasted inside volumes of Besant's works, London and Reading in Rabelais. Also included are two images of Besant on ephemeral items.

Collection History


AM 2018-45


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Biography written by Jessica Marati, '08.

This collection was reprocessed by Faith Charlton in December 2017. Finding aid updated by Faith Charlton in December 2017.

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:

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

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 1, B-001093