- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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- Rankin, William, 1863-1943.
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- William Rankin Correspondence
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 1881-1958 (mostly 1905-1940)
- 2 boxes
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2
William Rankin (Princeton Class of 1886) was an art historian, specializing in Italian art, and was co-author, with Alice Van Vechten Brown, of A Short History of Italian Painting (1914). Consists of correspondence of Rankin.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of correspondence of Rankin. Included are letters to Rankin and, mostly retained copies or drafts, of letters by Rankin, with such correspondents as Edith R. Abbot, Bernard Berenson, Frank Jewett Mather, F. Mason Perkins, Dan Fellows Platt, Alice Van Vechten Brown, Arnold Guyot Cameron, Augusto F. Jaccaci, Walter Lowrie, Alexander Webster, Allan Marquand, and Frederic Fairchild Sherman. Also included are a typescript of "Memories of Princeton College," notes by Rankin on "Italian Pictures in Mrs. Gardiner's Collection," and family correspondence (1902-1958).
- Collection Creator Biography:
William Rankin (Princeton Class of 1886) was an art historian, specializing in Italian art, and was co-author, with Alice Van Vechten Brown, of A Short History of Italian Painting (1914).
Gift of Teresa Rankin Livingston.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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:
William Rankin Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Art historians -- United States -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
- Genre Terms:
- Princeton university