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Newport Reading Room, 1976-1989
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection contains writings, notebooks, correspondence, files from Time magazine, subject files, legal and financial correspondence, photographs, printed material of T. S. Matthews, dating from 1910 to 1991; there also are some writings of others about him. Included is a series of datebooks for every year from 1950 to his 1991 death, recording his appointments and notes, as well as journals and dream diaries. The files from Time date from the 1940s to the 1950s, and consist of internal correspondence and memoranda, as well as his notes on the possible Time-in-Britain project. Included in the subject files are Matthews' research notes on T. S. Eliot, his literary hero and the subject of his book Great Tom: Notes Towards the Definition of T. S. Eliot. Notable correspondents include John Aldridge, Whittaker Chambers, T. S. Eliot, Valerie Eliot, Robert Graves, Eleanor Green, Laura (Riding) Jackson, Schuyler Jackson, Len Lye, Laurie Lee, William Piel, Jr., V. S. Pritchett, Lyman Spitzer, and Adlai Stevenson.
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No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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:
Newport Reading Room; T. S. Matthews Papers, C1131, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 32