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Series 2: Correspondence, 1970s-1990s
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
This series consists of correspondence primarily related to Fitch's books Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirtiesand Walks in Hemingway's Paris: A Guide to Paris for the Literary Traveler. The files include original letters with some carbons of Fitch's replies, transcripts of interviews, manuscript pages with revisions, photographs, obituaries, clippings, and reviews. There are generally less than 10 letters per file. For additional correspondence, see also Series 6, Additional Papers.
This series is arranged into four subseries: General, Additional Correspondence, Miscellaneous Correspondence, and Richard McDougall Correspondence and Poetry.
Location of Printed Books Removed for Cataloging
Ex Balzac: La Femme de Trente Ans(1912), front cover torn off, inscribed "To Sylvia with love from Mother, Christmas 1913."
Ex Balzac: Ursule Mirouët(1913), front cover torn torn off, inscribed "Eleanor Beach from Sylvester, Christmas 1913, Princeton."
Ex Balzac: La Fausse Maitresse(1912), poor condition, signed "Sylvia Beach, Princeton, 1915."
Ex Beckett, Samuel and others: Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress(London: Faber and Faber, 1961), inscribed "For Holly with the ex-publishers love, Sylvia, February 1962."
Ex Beach Comité Walt Whitman de Paris: "Exposition Walt Whitman, du 20 avril au 20 juin 1926" (Paris: Shakespeare and Co., 1926).
Ex Mervine, William M.: Harris, Dunlop, Valentine and Allied Families: Compiled for Mary (Harris) Morris(Philadelphia: Edward S. Paret Co., printed for private circulation only, 1920), copy no. 21 of 100 printed; [Mary (Harris) Morris was SB's aunt, from the library of Holly Beach Dennis].
Ex Archives Record of the Class of Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Six of Princeton College, No. V. 1876-1891 (Rev. Sylvester W. Beach).
Archives Record of the Class of Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Six of Princeton University, No. VII. 1876-1901 (Rev. Sylvester W. Beach).
Ex Weld, John: Fly Away Home(Santa Barbara: Mission Pub., 1991), presentation copy to NRF by the author.
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Barbara Volz in 1998. Finding aid written by Barabara Voz in 1998, with additions by Karla J. Vecchia in 2002.
Materials donated after the initial accessions were added to the Additional Papers series and are minimally processed.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
This 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.
- 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:
Series 2: Correspondence; Noël Riley Fitch Papers, C0841, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 9-13; 12A
- Existence and Location of Copies
Some of the manuscripts and notes found in draft form in the collection came to print in the following publications: Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties(New York: W. W. Norton, 1983), and Walks in Hemingway's Paris: A Guide for the Literary Traveler(New York: St. Martins, 1990) by Noël Riley Fitch; and Shakespeare and Company (London: Faber and Faber, 1959) by Sylvia Beach.
- Shakespeare and Company (Paris, France)
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.