- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
Series 1: Modern (Bound) Manuscripts, 1600-1958
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Consists primarily of bound, autograph manuscripts (many of them oversized), together with additional letters, documents and drawings. A few oversize, unbound manuscripts and/or letters have been retained in their original cases.
To avoid confusion, manuscript numbers 1-30 are reserved for the Robert Taylor Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Currently there are 21 assigned numbers in this series. For brief overviews of the Robert Taylor Collection see: The Robert H. Taylor Collection. Princeton University Library Chronicle, vol. 38, nos. 2 and 3 (Winter-Spring 1977). William G. Bowen, "The Robert H. Taylor Collection," Princeton University Library Chronicle, vol. 47, no. 2 (Winter 1986). pp. 119-120.
Shelved alphabetically by author, or in some cases by title.
No materials were separated during 2003 processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Sylvia Yu and Teresa Basler in 2002-2003. Finding aid written by Sylvia Yu and Teresa Basler in 2002-2003.
Finding aid updated periodically with new accessions by Kelly Bolding, Faith Charlton, and Chloe Pfendler, 2013-2017.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is 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:
Series 1: Modern (Bound) Manuscripts; Robert H. Taylor Collection of English and American Literature, RTC01, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (hsvm): Box 1-2
See the double issue of The Princeton University Library Chronicle devoted in its entirety to a survey of the Taylor Collection: Robert J. Wickenheiser, "The Robert H. Taylor Collection" (Vol. XXXVIII, no. 2 and 3; Winter-Spring, 1976-77), contains 13 articles by such scholars as G. E. Bentley, James Thorpe, Mary Hyde, Charles Ryskamp, E.D.H. Johnson ("Romantic, Victorian, and Edwardian: Part Two-Manuscripts, Letters, and Drawings," pp. 212-224), H. W. Liebert, Richard M. Ludwig, John V. Fleming, Earl Miner, and Thomas P. Roche. Also, the entire Winter, 1986 issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle focuses on the Robert H. Taylor Collection. See also: Robert H. Taylor, "Contemporary Collectors III: The Robert H. Taylor Library" in the Book Collector Vol. 3, no. 4 (Winter, 1954); "Association Copies from the Collection of Robert H. Taylor" in the Gazette of the Grolier Club [New series], (June, 1969), no. 10; and A.D. Wainwright, "Robert H. Taylor" in the Gazette of the Grolier Club [New series], (1986), no. 38.
- Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956
Byron, George Gordon Byron, baron, 1788-1824
Pope, Alexander. 1688-1744.
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816.
Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932.
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.