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Creator:
Davies, Horton
Title:
Horton Davies collection of Frederick Buechner
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/gb19f838h
Dates:
1943-1982 (mostly 1978-1981)
Size:
1 box and 0.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Horton Davies was a Princeton University professor of religion; his wife, Marie-Helene Davies, is author of LAUGHTER IN A GENEVAN GOWN: THE WORKS OF FREDERICK BUECHNER, 1970-1980 (1983). Consists of papers relating to the novelist Frederick Buechner (Princeton Class of 1947) collected or created by Davies.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of papers relating to the novelist Frederick Buechner (Princeton Class of 1947) collected or created by Davies. Included are a notebook and notes about Buechner by Davies, transcripts (1979-1981) of interviews conducted by the Davies with Buechner and with others, such as Bruce McLellan, Douglas Snow, James Merrill, and Gerrish Thurber, about Buechner, an inscribed copy of a 1980 Princeton University senior thesis, THE NATURE OF FAITH IN THE FICTION OF FREDERICK BUECHNER, 1965-1979, by Harry J. Parker, about 30 letters (1978-1982) from Buechner in Vermont to the Davies in Princeton, New Jersey, and a photocopy of a typescript of "North Star: A Book of Poems" (1943) by Frederick Buechner and James Merrill, dedicated to Gerrish Thurber.

Collection Creator Biography:

Davies, Horton

Horton Davies was a Princeton University professor of religion; his wife, Marie-Helene Davies, is author of LAUGHTER IN A GENEVAN GOWN: THE WORKS OF FREDERICK BUECHNER, 1970-1980 (1983).

Collection History

Acquisition:

Acquisition information not available.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

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:

Horton Davies collection of Frederick Buechner; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/gb19f838h
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1