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Garrett, George, 1929-2008
Meriwether Collection of George Garrett
Manuscripts Division
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11 boxes
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-11


Consists primarily of selected holograph drafts and galleys of works published by American poet/novelist George Garrett (Princeton Class of 1952), collected by James B. Meriwether.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains three early holograph drafts and galleys of Which Ones are the Enemy?, a novel published by Garrett (Princeton Class of 1952) in 1961. Also present are galleys for Finished Man (1959); Xerox copies of the typescripts of Do Lord Remember Me (1965) and Entered from the Sun (1990); galleys, page proofs, and typescripts for various articles, stories, plays, and poems; cassettes of Garrett reading from his Death of the Fox, and Enchanted Ground; and an interview with him. There are also journals, paperback books, and offprints containing articles, stories, or poems either edited or written by Garrett.

In addition there is a file of correspondence of Garrett with James B. Meriwether with clippings and other printed matter about various works by Garrett. Also present are correspondence, galleys, and other papers relating to Meriwether's edition of William Faulkner's Father Abraham (1983).

Collection Creator Biography:

Garrett, George, 1929-2008

George Garrett was a repected American poet and novelist. A member of the Princeton class of 1952, Garrett taught at various institutions, including Wesleyan University, Hollins College, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the University of South Carolina, prior to being named Henry Hoyns Professor of English at the University of Virginia, a position he held until his retirement in 1999. Garrett was the poet-laureate of Virginia from 2002 until 2006. He died in 2008.

Collection History


Gift of James B. Meriwether.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

The contents list was compiled by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

Meriwether Collection of George Garrett; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-11

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Existence and Location of Copies

Publication by Garrett: Which Ones Are the Enemy? (Boston: Little, Brown, 1961)

Other Finding Aids

A box list (2 pp.) is available in the Dept.

Subject Terms:
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Manuscripts.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Manuscripts.
Genre Terms:
Audiocassettes -- 20th century.
Correspondence -- 20th century
Drafts (preliminary versions) -- 20th century.
Galley Proofs (Printing) -- 20th century.
Interviews -- 20th century.
Meriwether, James B., 1928- , collector