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Collection Overview

Creator:
Thompson, Charles Willis, 1871-1946
Title:
Charles Willis Thompson Papers
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/s4655g61m
Dates:
1881-1948 (mostly 1890-1940)
Size:
49 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-49
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of selected papers of Thompson, including 27 scrapbooks of clippings (1884-1941) of his columns and articles written while he was a Washington correspondent, book reviewer, and editor of the New York Times (1899-1921) and, later, a writer in Philadelphia for the Public Ledger (1921-1922) and Commonweal (1930-1931).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of selected papers of Thompson, including 27 scrapbooks of clippings (1884-1941) of his columns and articles written while he was a Washington correspondent, book reviewer, and editor of the New York Times (1899-1921) and, later, a writer in Philadelphia for the Public Ledger (1921-1922) and Commonweal (1930-1931). Also included are 11 volumes called "The Archives" containing papers read before the Beecher Literary and Debating Society (1887-1910) in Brooklyn and a history of the club (1887-1907) compiled and edited by Thompson with the assistance of Reuben A. Bull. In addtion there is family and personal correspondence (1881-1948), as well as bound volumes of family memorabilia, poems, and correspondence, and a small section of articles, book reviews, poems, and loose clippings. Miscellaneous items include printed matter, notes, galleys for The Godlike Daniel (1930) by Samuel Hopkins Adams, and poems by Frances Mathilda Ford.

Arrangement

Materials in this collection are arranged into four series.

Collection Creator Biography:

Thompson, Charles Willis, 1871-1946

Charles Willis Thompson was a Washington correspondent, book reviewer, and editor of the New York Times (1899-1921) and, later, a writer in Philadelphia for the Public Ledger (1921-1922) and Commonweal (1930-1931).

Collection History

Acquisition:

Information about how this material was acquired is not available.

Appraisal

No information about appraisal is available for this collection.

Processing Information

No information about the physical processing of this collection is available. A finding aid was created from a MARC record in 2007.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Credit this material:

Charles Willis Thompson Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/s4655g61m
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Existence and Location of Copies

Publications: The Godlike Daniel (New York: Sears Publishing Co. Inc., 1930) by Samuel Hopkins Adams.

Subject Terms:
Debates and debating -- New York (N.Y.)
Journalists -- United States.
Genre Terms:
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Manuscripts.
Scrapbooks
Names:
Beecher Literary and Debating Society (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958
Bull, Reuben A.
Places:
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1933.