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Portrait of Booth Tarkington, 4 Letters from Booth and Suzannah Tarkington to Barton Wood Currie, 1928-1948

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected letters of authors and publishers sent to Barton Currie and his wife, Florence. Correspondents include the author Edward William Bok, the Philadelphia publisher Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis, and novelist Joseph Crosby Lincoln and his wife Florence; one of the latter's missives is a Christmas card with a poem titled "Christmas A.D. 1940." There are also letters from author A. Edward Newton and from novelist Booth Tarkington and his wife Susanah. In his letter dated October 17, 1932, Tarkington thanks Currie for publishing Booth Tarkington, A Bibliography. There is a Christmas card from Frederic Franklyn Van de Water, with a printed poem, signed "Dougal, the Van de Water's terrier," as well as correspondence between A. Edward Newton and Nelson Doubelday regarding the latter having employed Curtis as editor for Doubleday, Doran & Co.

Also included is a copy of a drawing of Booth Tarkington, which is inscribed by him to Currie and dated September 1926.

Collection History

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:

Portrait of Booth Tarkington, 4 Letters from Booth and Suzannah Tarkington to Barton Wood Currie; Barton Wood Currie Collection, C1321, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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