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Anthony, Edward, 1895-1971
Edward Anthony Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1920s -1950s
2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2


Edward Anthony was a noted writer and publisher in the twentieth century, known primarily for his light verse. His papers include several manuscripts, including an autobiography co-authored with Clyde Beatty about circus animal training and a collection of poems. A few miscellaneous papers, such as letters and a date book from 1928 complete the collection.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Contains several manuscripts, including a 528-page autobiography, "My Big Cats" co-authored with Clyde Beatty about animal training in the circus, and a collection of poems. Also included are a few letters, a calendar date book for 1928, and other miscellanea.

Collection Creator Biography:

Anthony, Edward, 1895-1971

Edward Anthony was born on August 4, 1895 in New York City. He had a successful career as a writer, newspaperman, and publisher. He worked at Bridgeport Herald and the New York Herald before becoming publisher of Woman's Home Companion in 1943 and Collier's in 1949. He was also the publicity director of Herbert Hoover's presidential campaign on 1928. He wrote several volumes of light verse that were quite popular, in addition to a few books. He passed away on August 16, 1971.

Collection History


Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum in 2003 (AM2003-103).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Finding aid written in 2003.

Biography written by Alyxandra Cullen, '09.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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.

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:

Edward Anthony Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2

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The following sources were consulted during preparation of biographical note: Contemporary Authors Online.

Subject Terms:
Animal training.
Circus animals.
Circus performers -- Biography.
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