Contents and Arrangement

Letters to Malcolm Johnson, 1949

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists primarily of over 60 letters (1936-1955) by Roberts ("Ken") to his Doubleday editor, Malcolm Johnson, addressed mostly from Kennebunkport, Maine, but also from the Bahamas and Bermuda. Often of a warm and personal nature, many of these concern his current books and their progress. Many letters are accompanied by their original envelopes, and one late, long letter (1955) catches up on old times. Additional pieces include a postcard-sized photo of a painting of Mrs. Robert Rogers, with Roberts's identification and a note on the verso; a proof sheet of the title page of March to Quebec (1938) with his holograph correction; a corrected and annotated dust jacket for Arundel; two of his Christmas drinking song checklists; and miscellaneous notes, I.O.U.s, and clippings.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

Nothing was discarded or transferred in the processing of this collection.

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:

Letters to Malcolm Johnson; Kenneth Roberts Letters to Malcolm Johnson, C1461, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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