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Schaeffer, Evelyn Schuyler
Evelyn Schuyler Schaeffer Family Papers
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes and 1.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes B-000906 to B-000908


Consists primarily of manuscripts and correspondence of author Evelyn Schuyler Schaeffer (1846-1942). Also included in the collection are the papers of her father, George Washington Schuyler (1810-1888), and her maternal uncle, Charles Scribner (1821-1871), founder of the publishing firm Charles Scribner's Sons.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of the papers of author Evelyn Schuyler Schaeffer, including manuscripts, mostly typescript short stories and essays, correspondence, and other personal effects. Also included are the papers of some of Schaeffer's relatives, particularly her father, George Washington Schuyler (1810-1888), a businessman and Cornell University trustee in Ithaca, New York, and her maternal uncle, Charles Scribner (1821-1871), founder of the publishing firm Charles Scribner's Sons.

Collection Creator Biography:

Schaeffer, Evelyn Schuyler

Evelyn Schuyler Schaeffer (1846-1942) was a fiction writer and essayist from Ithaca, New York, with several books and numerous magazine articles to her credit. She married Charles Ashmead Schaeffer, a chemistry professor at Cornell University and president of the University of Iowa, with whom she had several children, including Elizabeth Schaeffer Fuller, George Schuyler Schaeffer, and Gertrude Schaeffer Dunlop. After her husband's death, Schaeffer moved to Washington, DC; after 1919, she spent her final years in Pasadena, California.

Schaeffer's maternal uncle, Charles Scribner (1821-1871), was founder of the publishing house Charles Scribner's Sons, which often published her work.

Collection History


Purchase, 2017 . (AM 2017-114)


No materials were separated during 2017 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in May 2017. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in May 2017.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

Evelyn Schuyler Schaeffer Family Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes B-000906 to B-000908