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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 (scamss): Box 1


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

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

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 copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

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 (scamss): Box 1