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Creator:
Tarkington, Booth (1869-1946)
Title:
Booth Tarkington Letters to the Burrages
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/g158bh357
Dates:
1938-1946
Size:
1 box and 0.17 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of 42 letters by novelist Booth Tarkington to Mildred and Madeleine Burrage, friends that he and his wife made in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 42 letters by Tarkington to Mildred and Madeleine Burrage, friends that he and his wife made in Kennebunkport, Maine. Included are typed transcripts (Xeroxes) of the letters, with footnotes.

Arrangement

The letters are arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Tarkington, Booth

Booth Tarkington (1869–1946), native of Indianapolis and student at Purdue and Princeton universities (Princeton Class of 1893), was perhaps Indiana's most famous author, both as a playwright and as novelist. His best-known works were written in the first decades of the twentieth century: The Gentleman from Indiana (1899), Penrod (1910), Seventeen (1917), The Magnificent Ambersons (1918), and Alice Adams (1921). The last two won Pulitzer Prizes. In his work he showed an appreciation of the development of his native city, and an amiable understanding of the real and imagined problems of young people. He was an early member of The Dramatic Club, founded in 1889, and often wrote plays and directed and acted in its productions.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Mildred G. Burrage in 1979 (AM80-49).

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Booth Tarkington Letters to the Burrages; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/g158bh357
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1