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Collection Overview

Title:
Peter Schwed Correspondence
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/1831cj97f
Dates:
1948-1994 (mostly 1982)
Size:
1 box and 0.6 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of 40 letters by various authors to Peter Schwed on the occasion of his retirement in 1982 as editor, publisher, and vice-president (1945-1982) of Simon and Schuster, Inc. Also present are brief comments on these letters by Schwed and a copy of his self-published Plum to Peter: Letters of P. G. Wodehouse to his Editor Peter Schwed (1996).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of 40 letters by various authors to Peter Schwed on the occasion of his retirement in 1982 as editor, publisher, and vice-president (1945-1982) of Simon and Schuster, Inc. Some of these authors whose works were edited by Schwed include Miles Copeland, Donald S. Connery, Evan Hunter, John D. MacDonald, and Sam Levenson. Some letters are by friends or authors not published by Simon and Schuster, Inc., and also pre- or post-date Schwed's retirement, such as Christopher Isherwood, David McCullough, John McPhee, James Thurber, and P. G. Wodehouse. Also present are brief comments on these letters by Schwed and a copy of his self-published Plum to Peter: Letters of P. G. Wodehouse to his Editor Peter Schwed (1996).

Letters to Peter Schwed: * indexed in MASC

Collection Creator Biography:

Peter Schwed was an American editor, publisher, and vice-president of Simon and Schuster, Inc.


Schwed, Peter, 1911- .

Peter Schwed was an American editor, publisher, and vice-president of Simon and Schuster, Inc.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of the author.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

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:

Peter Schwed Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/1831cj97f
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1