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Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Claude Fayette Bragdon Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of correspondence of the American architect and author Claude Fayette Bragdon, as well as related printed material.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of Bragdon correspondence, and related ephemera and newspaper and magazine clippings. The correspondence includes twenty-seven letters (1934-1946) by Bragdon to Robert Horton, and twenty-two letters from authors and actors including Bliss Carman, Edward Carpenter, Gordon Craig, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Laurence Irving, Eva LeGallienne, John Middleton Murry, A. R. Orage, Samuel Stein, and Willard Straight.


Arranged by accession number.

Collection Creator Biography:

Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946

American architect, stage designer, author, and poet Claude Fayette Bragdon was born in Oberlin, Ohio, on August 1, 1866. In 1891 he moved to Rochester, N.Y., and in 1923 he settled in New York City, where he lived until his death in 1946. His architectural designs include Rochester's New York Central Railroad Station and the Rochester First Universalist Church. His books include The Gold Person In the Heart (poems, 1898), Architecture and Democracy (1918), Merely Players (1929), and More Lives Than One (autobiography, 1938).

Collection History


Twenty-two letters: Gift of Claude Fayette Bragdon in, June 1994 .

Twenty-seven letters to Robert Horton and clippings: Gift of R. J. M. Horton on, February 26, 1969 . AM 12715, 20078.

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Finding aid written by James Flannery on January 18, 2006. 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.

Credit this material:

Claude Fayette Bragdon Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1