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Cecil, R. A. (Robert Arthur), 1921-1994.
R. A. Cecil Correspondence
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of letters to English curator R. A. Cecil primarily concerning the writing and publication of books about the Trollopes.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of letters to Cecil primarily concerning the writing and publication of books about the Trollopes. Included are letters by N. John Hall, Helen Heineman, author of Mrs. Trollope: The Triumphant Feminine in the Nineteenth Century (1978), Katharine M. Longley, Claire Tomalin, author of The Invisible Woman, the Story of Nelly Turner and Charles Dickens (1990), Herbert Van Thal, Harold Acton, and Lloyds Bank concerning the estate (1954) of M. R. Trollope. Also present are a small file of correspondence (1946-1947) of Cecil's mother, Beatrice Cecil, with Roger Senhouse, Michael Sadleir, and Bradford Booth, concerning her objections to parts of the book The Trollopes (1945), by L. & R. P. Stebbins, and photostats of the wills of Frances Eleanor Trollope and T. Adolphus Trollope.

Collection Creator Biography:

Cecil, R. A. (Robert Arthur), 1921-1994.

R. A. Cecil was curator of the Wallace Collection in London and a great-grandson of T. Adolphus Trollope (1810-1892) and Theodosia Garrow.

Collection History


This collection was the gift of Mrs. Caroline M. Oldridge in 1995.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

R. A. Cecil Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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