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King, Ginevra, 1898-1980
Ginevra King Collection Relating to F. Scott Fitzgerald
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of material relating to Ginerva King's romantic relationship with American author F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of material relating to King's romantic relationship with Fitzgerald. Included are King's diary (1913-1914), typescript of her letters (11 Jan. 1915 - 7 July 1917) to Fitzgerald that he gave to her (in the 1930s?), undated carbon copy of "Love? Story" by King, ALS by Fitzgerald to King (21 July 1918), 2 TLsS by Dan Piper to King (1917), 6 TLsS by Arthur Mizener to King, and an issue of "Town and Country" magazine (1 July 1918).


This collection is unarranged.

Collection Creator Biography:

King, Ginevra, 1898-1980

Ginevra King (1898-1980) was a beautiful debutante from Lake Forest, Illinois, with whom Fitzgerald had a romantic relationship from 1915 to 1917. For Fitzgerald, King was the archetype of an attractive, independent, upperclass woman, and she provided inspiration for characters in his later fiction.

Collection History


AM 2004-2. Gift.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Lisa Yankowitz 2013 in 2012.

In 2022, restrictions on the collection where researchers were required to use surrogates were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

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:

Ginevra King Collection Relating to F. Scott Fitzgerald; 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