Contents and Arrangement

Series 2: Correspondence, 1951-1977

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence between Charles William "Max" White and a variety of publishers, editors and other literary professionals, as well as personal and business correspondence with Alice B. Toklas. Much of the business correspondence is related to either the publication of his work The Matchless Pleasure or the Alice B. Toklas autobiography on which he was set to collaborate with Toklas. This series also contains some personal correspondence with Gertrude Stein, who wrote to him a laudatory review of his novel Anna Becker, as well as correspondence to his friend Klaus Winkelmann which includes an informal will. The photographs included in the series are undated. One is of White as a young man, and the other is of White on his death bed.


This series is arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent, with unidentified correspondence and photographs at the end.

Collection History


Nothing was removed from the collection during 2014 processing.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Kristine Gift in 2014.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

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:

Series 2: Correspondence; Charles William White Papers, C1484, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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