Contents and Arrangement

Series 13: Objects, circa 1855-1976

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of the extensive family papers of John Lehmann. Included are thousands of letters to him from friends and literary associates, such as E. M. Forster, Edith Sitwell, Harold Nicolson, William Plomer, Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, Demetrios Capetanakis, and Alexis Rassine, and correspondence and papers of family members going back to the 1800s, including his grandparents, Frederick and Nina Chambers Lehmann, his parents, Rudolf and Alice Lehmann, and his sisters, Beatrix, an actress, and Rosamond, an author. Also present are autograph and typescript manuscripts for poems, articles, speeches, reviews, broadcast talks, and drafts for his autobiography; papers relating to the Hogarth Press and New Writing; many diaries and notebooks; business, financial, and domestic account files; personal documents; juvenilia; photographs, drawings, and paintings; memorabilia; amd printed matter.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

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:

Series 13: Objects; Lehmann Family Papers, C0746, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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