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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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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): 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

Scope and Contents

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.


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

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

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

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