Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Creator:
Doubleday, Ellen McCarter, 1899-1978
Title:
Ellen McCarter Doubleday Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/zg64tk95z
Dates:
1930s-1978
Size:
13 boxes
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-13
Language:
English

Abstract

Ellen McCarter Doubleday was the wife of Nelson Doubleday (1889-1949), president of the publishing firm Doubleday & Company, and daughter of Thomas N. McCarter (Princeton Class of 1888), president of the Public Service Co. of New Jersey and a Princeton University benefactor. After her husband's death, she served on the board of directors of Doubleday until she moved to Hawaii in 1965. Papers consist of personal and business correspondence of Ellen McCarter Doubleday.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of papers of Ellen McCarter Doubleday. Included is correspondence of both Ellen and Nelson Doubleday with Daphne Du Maurier, W. Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Costain, Ellen Glasgow, Edna Ferber, Kenneth Roberts, Booth Tarkington, and other Doubleday authors; Du Maurier's typescript for a play entitled Mother and a photocopy of her notebook for Rebecca (1938); a great deal of social correspondence with English and American friends; correspondence with their children and other family members; correspondence with doctors and others concerning Nelson Doubleday's illness and letters of condolence on his death; and documents concerning the estates of Frank Nelson Doubleday (1862-1934) and Nelson Doubleday and various trust disputes.

Arrangement

Collection is only partially processed.

Collection Creator Biography:

Doubleday, Ellen McCarter, 1899-1978

Ellen McCarter Doubleday was the wife of Nelson Doubleday (1889-1949), president of the publishing firm Doubleday & Company, and daughter of Thomas N. McCarter (Princeton Class of 1888), president of the Public Service Co. of New Jersey and a Princeton University benefactor. After her husband's death, she served on the board of directors of Doubleday until she moved to Hawaii in 1965.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The collection was a bequest from the estate of Ellen McCarter Doubleday in 1993.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

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.

Credit this material:

Ellen McCarter Doubleday Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/zg64tk95z
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-13