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Collection Overview

Creator:
Jones, Carl W. (Carl Waring), 1887-1957
Title:
Carl W. Jones Magic Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dr26xx43t
Dates:
1870s-1948
Size:
4 boxes, 122 items, and 1.85 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-4
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of three scrapbooks of publicity photographs--compiled by C. A. George Newmann and collected by Carl W. Jones--of some 19th- but mainly 20th-century mentalists, magicians, ventriloquists, and illusionists.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of three scrapbooks (numbered 267, 268, 269) of publicity photographs--compiled by C. A. George Newmann and collected by Jones (Princeton Class of 1911)--of some 19th- but mainly 20th-century mentalists, magicians, ventriloquists, and illusionists. A typed commentary accompanies most of the photographs, and many of them are inscribed to Newmann. Included are photographs of well-known actors and actresses who also excelled at magic, such as Anna May Wong, Veronica Lake, Bela Lugosi, and Edmund Lowe.

Collection Creator Biography:

Jones, Carl W. (Carl Waring), 1887-1957

Carl W. Jones, a member of the Princeton class of 1911, was a collector of ephemera relating to mentalists, ventriloquists, magicians, and illusionists.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Mrs. Carl Waring Jones in 1958-1959.

Custodial History

The collection was included in a larger gift by Carl Waring Jones to the Rare Books Division of the Library. The numbering of the scrapbooks is inherited from the sequencing of the former Theatre Collection scrapbooks.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The 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 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:

Carl W. Jones Magic Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dr26xx43t
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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