Contents and Arrangement

Letters from Sylvia Beach, 1930-1956

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection consists of selected papers of Frederic Dennis regarding Sylvia Beach, including various letters from Sylvia, as well as the correspondence of her family including her sister Holly and her father; a large collection of photographs that range from Beach family photograph albums and childhood photographs of the Beach sisters to images of Shakespeare and Company and photographs of some of the more famous literary associates of Sylvia Beach, such as James Joyce and Ezra Pound; a group of letters and postcards from Beach scholar Noël Riley Fitch regarding the Beach family; and various newsclippings and other assorted miscellany.

Collection History


AM 2017-158

Archival Appraisal Information:

Nothing was removed from the collection during 2016-2017 processing.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

This 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:

Letters from Sylvia Beach; Frederic Dennis Papers on Sylvia Beach, C1540, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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