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Waters, Clara Erskine Clement, 1834-1916
Clara Erskine Clement Waters Papers
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes and 2.25 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-3


Consists primarily of manuscripts of Clara Erskine Clement Waters, an American art historian and world traveler.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists primarily of manuscripts of Waters but also includes a scrapbook of clippings about her literary publications, related correspondence, a 10"x12" photograph of the author, and selections of newspapers (1870-1932). Manuscripts include substantial sections of entries for her A Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art (New York, 1871) and "A Medley of Thoughts about Women" (AMsS, 154 pp., dated 1869).

Collection Creator Biography:

Waters, Clara Erskine Clement, 1834-1916

Clara Waters was an art historian and world traveler. Among her numerous publications are Artists of the Nineteenth Century and their Works: A Handbook Containing Two Thousand and Fifty Biographical Sketches (co-authored with Laurence Hutton, 1879), Rome, the Eternal City: Its Religions, Monuments, Literature, and Art (1896), and Women in the Fine Arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century (1904).

Collection History


Gift of John T. Wainwright (AM 2002-99).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory created by Lisa Yankowitz in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The 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.

Credit this material:

Clara Erskine Clement Waters Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-3