Contents and Arrangement

18 Letters to Mrs. Wilson Farrand, 1911-1917

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of twenty letters of Agnes Repplier. Eighteen of the letters are addressed to her friend Margaret Farrand (Mrs. Wilson Farrand); one letter is to Charles Wisner, and one letter to Charles Scribner's Sons about a review of a children's book that she wrote. Repplier's letters to Margaret Farrand are of a friendly nature. She writes (12 January 1912) about having gone to see J. M. Synge's play "The Playboy of the Western World" and how it was received with riots in New York and in Philadelphia, and she includes some newspaper clippings about it. Other topics include her travels, mutual friends such as Cornelia Frothingham and her nervous breakdown, and her visit with Mrs. Schuyler Warren, the mistress of a literary salon in New York, at Sea Bright, NJ. In most of her letters Repplier writes about Rockywold Camp on the Squam Lake in New Hampshire where they used to spend their summer vacations. The letters were sent from Philadelphia, where Repplier lived, and also from Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; Italy; France; and Nova Scotia.

Collection History


AM 12011-12027

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:

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:

18 Letters to Mrs. Wilson Farrand; Agnes Repplier Letters, C1186, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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