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- Sanderson, John, Pritt, T. E. (Thomas Evan), and Wade, Henry
- John Sanderson, T. E. Pritt, and Henry Wade Trout Flies and Manuals
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- 0.4 linear feet and 1 box
Consists of a small collection of 19th century trout flies and related manuals by John Sanderson, T. E. (Thomas Evan) Pritt, and Henry Wade.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of a small collection of 19th century trout flies and related manuals by John Sanderson, T. E. (Thomas Evan) Pritt, and Henry Wade. Sanderson's handwritten manual called "Trout Flies - what to make them of and when to use them," (1872, Richmond, Virginia) consists of twenty-three pages and includes two hand-illustrated fly diagrams. Henry Wade (Honorary Secretary to the Wear Valley Angling Association) and T. E. Pritt's manuscript, "Descriptions of (Yorks) Artificial Trout Flies" (1860), consists of about sixty pages. Both manuals detail different flies and the best months to use them. There is also a leather fly wallet with flies enclosed, as well as a small quantity of hackle folders and envelopes containing feathers used for making flies.
- Collection Creator Biography:
John Sanderson was a trout fisherman and fly tyer from Richmond, Virginia, who was active in the mid 19th century.
T. E. (Thomas Evan) Pritt was a trout fisherman, fly tyer, and author active in the mid to late 19th century. He was the angling editor of The Yorkshire Post and published various trout fly manuals, including Yorkshire Trout Flies, North Country Flies, and the Book of Grayling.
Henry Wade was a trout fisherman, fly tyer, and author active in the 19th century. He was Honorary Secretary of the Wear Valley Angling Association and published several manuals on trout flies.
Purchased from Blackwell's Rare Books in 2021 (2021-50).
No materials were separated from the collection during 2021 processing.
Processing of this collection was sponsored by the Delafield Fund.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in March 2021. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in March 2021.
Access & Use
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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 Special Collections 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.
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John Sanderson, T. E. Pritt, and Henry Wade Trout Flies and Manuals; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA