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Rothenstein, William, 1872-1945
Sir William Rothenstein Letters
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of 34 letters and postcards by the English painter Sir William Rothenstein to four correspondents: Henry Davray, Elizabeth Jungmann, F. H. Sunderland, and E. G. Wolfe.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 34 letters and postcards by Rothenstein to four correspondents: Henry Davray (1--1898), Elizabeth Jungmann (25--1927, 1938-1941, 1943), F. H. Sunderland (7--1918, 1920s, 1931), and E. G. Wolfe (1--1930). The majority, those addressed to Ms. Jungmann, the future wife of Max Beerbohm, discuss work, mutual friends, daily activities, travel plans, and her apparent application for English citizenship in 1939.

Collection Creator Biography:

Rothenstein, William, 1872-1945

Sir William Rothenstein was an English painter who served as Principal of the Royal College of Art from 1920 to 1935.

Collection History


Purchased from David Holmes in 2002 (AM2003-10).


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

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:

Sir William Rothenstein Letters; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1