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Collection Overview

Creator:
Hamilton, Ian, 1938-2001
Title:
Ian Hamilton Working Papers for J. D. Salinger: A Writing Life
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/1j92g748h
Dates:
1934-1988 (mostly 1984-1987)
Size:
3 boxes and 1.35 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-3
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of papers of British poet and literary critic Ian Hamilton that were used in preparation of his biography J. D. Salinger: A Writing Life, which was never published as a result of judicial decisions in the case of J. D. Salinger vs. Random House and Ian Hamilton (1987).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of papers of Hamilton used in preparation of his biography J. D. Salinger: A Writing Life, which was never published as a result of judicial decisions in the case of J. D. Salinger vs. Random House and Ian Hamilton (1987). Included are manuscript notes, drafts, and extracts of letters for the book, correspondence of Hamilton with alumni of schools attended by Salinger, Valley Forge Military Academy (Class of 1936) and Ursinus College, and copies from various institutions of Salinger correspondence (1934-1973). There are also legal briefs and depositions form the suit by brought Salinger, who sought to prevent Hamilton from quoting or closely paraphrasing his unpublished letters because such use infringed upon "fair use" as defined by the laws of copyright. Also present are uncorrected proof copies of the New York and London editions of J. D. Salinger: A Writing Life (1986) and copies of related newspaper clippings.

Collection Creator Biography:

Hamilton, Ian, 1938-2001

Hamilton is a British poet and literary critic.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from Bev. Chaney Jr. and R.A. Gekoski.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

No letters, manuscripts, documents, or other writings of J. D. Salinger or transcriptions thereof may be photocopied. Otherwise, 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:

Ian Hamilton Working Papers for J. D. Salinger: A Writing Life; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/1j92g748h
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184