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Lathrop, George Parsons, 1851-1898
George Parsons Lathrop Letters
Manuscripts Division
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1879 April 22-1893 March 17
1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box B-000777


Consists of 20 letters, most written to 19th-century American editor, novelist, and poet, George Parsons Lathrop from contemporary authors and friends.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 19 letters from contemporary authors and friends of 19th century American poet and novelist George Parsons Lathrop, as well as one unrelated, unidentified letter. The letters to Lathrop (where dated) are from April 22, 1879 through March 17, 1893. The letters concern a myriad of personal and literary matters including a note from Margaret Damrosch (daughter of Secretary of State James Gillispie Blaine, who was also the Republican candidate for President of the United States in 1884), and a letter from fellow author Douglas Sladen regarding exchanging copies of their own books.

Collection Creator Biography:

Lathrop, George Parsons, 1851-1898

George Parsons Lathrop was a 19th century American editor, novelist, and poet. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1851, he later married the American writer and philanthropist, Rose Hawthorne, who was the daughter of another American author, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Collection History


Purchase, 2016 (AM 2017-30).


No materials were separated from the collection during 2016 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Chloe Pfendler in August 2016. Finding aid written by Chloe Pfendler in August 2016.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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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:

George Parsons Lathrop Letters; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box B-000777