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Street, Julian, 1879-1947
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections and Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Princeton University Library Collection of Julian Street Materials
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 2.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 1; P-000118


Consists of selected correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, printed material, and family papers belonging or related to the American author and playwright Julian Street .

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, a scrapbook, tear sheets, printed material, and family papers of Julian Street. Correspondents include Le Marquis d'Angerille (letter in French), Elizabeth Blackwell, Frank C. Dodd of Dodd, Mead & Company, George Eastman, Maud Howe Elliott, Elizabeth Frost, C. H. Hanover, Oliver Herford, C. D. Jackson, John Melville, Carl Moel, William Lyon Phelps, Mrs. Edward DeWitt, André Louis Simon, Henry Clapp Smith, Mrs. Frank J. (Harriet) Sprague, and Erwin Wallace. Correspondence of family and friends includes Julian Street's first wife, Ada Hilt Street; his second wife, Margot Street (with Kenneth Street, dated between 1959 and 1967), and Margaret Kennedy. Also included are letters from E. W. Durant, Henry Clapp Smith of Dutton, Inc., Harry Hansen of The World, and Isabel Paterson of The New Herald Tribune, regarding Owen Wister's book Roosevelt: The Story of a Friendship (1930). The manuscripts include the typescripts of Acts I, II, and III of Street's Rita Coventry (1922), a comedy in three acts. The scrapbook contains a photograph of Booth Tarkington with Julian Street, a typewritten list of characters, three letters from Tarkington to Street and one from Street to Tarkington, and several typescript pages of dialogue -- all referring to The Ohio Lady, a comedy by Booth Tarkington and Julian Street. Included in the collection is a photograph of Street, wearing a Native American feathered headdress, with Chief Iron Tail, an Oglala Sioux; the photograph was sent as a greeting card to Mr. and Mrs. Sprague and was taken while on tour with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Italy in 1906. There are also photographs of the first Mrs. Julian Street, Ada Hilt Street.


For earlier materials, folders are arranged alphabetically by author. Later additions have been added in the order in which they were accessioned.

Collection Creator Biography:

Street, Julian, 1879-1947

Julian Street (1879-1947) was an American author, journalist, enologist, gastronome.

Collection History


Letters of Frank Dodd, Olivier Herford, and William Phelps were tipped in Street's book The Need of Change.

Letters of d'Angerrille, letters to Julian Street, John Melville, and Kennedy Street; tearsheets and clippings were a gift of Mrs. Julian Street on October 29, 1979 .

Typescript of Rita Coventry was a gift of Mrs. C. Hunt Lewis on December 5, 1979 .

Letter of Carl Moel was a gift of Julian Street, Jr., in March 1980 .

Letter by André Simon, transferred from Rare Books, was formerly laid in Tables of Content: Leave From My Diary by André Louis Simon. Various AM.

2 signed prints of Street is a gift of Museum of New Hampshire History in 2011 (AM2011-114).

Additional family portraits, a coat of arms, and geneaological notes were a gift of Graham Hoyt Lewis in 2018 (AM 2019-69).

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.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Dina Britain on October 4, 2007. Finding aid written by Lauren Kustner on November 16, 2007. Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012. New materials were added to the finding aid by Kelly Bolding in January 2019.

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:

Princeton University Library Collection of Julian Street Materials; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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