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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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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): 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

Scope and Contents

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 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:

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

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1