Contents and Arrangement

AMS with Evidence of a Trial Title Page, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of letters, photographs, and manuscripts of Alfred Noyes. Most of the letters were sent to his agent, William Morris Colles, concerning his poetry, while a few are addressed to James Thayer Gerould, Princeton University Librarian. Also included are a letter to the editor of The Spectator and a letter to a "Mrs. McKay" thanking her for her letter about his poem "The Torch-Bearers." Among the manuscripts are a typed, signed poem with holograph corrections by the author titled "Princeton in War Time," which was later published as "Princeton, May 1917," and an original bound manuscript (49 leaves) of his long poem The Flower of Old Japan. The manuscript is accompanied by a note indicating that it was given to J. Ralph Showers by Percy Vincent Donovan in 1905 "to be kept predicting that some day Mr. Noyes would be a famous man." The collection also contains an authographed photograph of Noyes..

Collection History


AM 9334

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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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:

AMS with Evidence of a Trial Title Page; Alfred Noyes Collection, C1148, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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