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Sherman, Isabel Magee
Isabel Magee Sherman Papers
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2
English Spanish; Castilian


Consists of writings, correspondence, photographs, and miscellanea of the American journalist Isabel Magee Sherman relating to her experiences in Mexico.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of primarily of writings, correspondence, documents, photographs, a diary (1901), and printed matter relating to Sherman's experiences in Mexico. The writings include a typescript with holograph corrections of The Autobiography of General Porfirio Díaz, Ex-President of Mexcio covering the years 1830-1867, edited by Sherman, which appeared in installments in Cosmopolitan (1910); and essays on Mexico. There is also correspondence with lawyers, publishers, Mexican government officials, and James J. Shirley, a business associate; a diary from a trip to Mexico; photographs of David E. Thompson, U.S. ambassador to Mexico (1906-1909), and Felix Díaz, older brother of Porfirio and governor of Oaxaca Province; as well as a small selection of newspaper clippings and printed material.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, TLS = typed letter signed, AMsS = autograph manuscript signed, and TMsS = typed manuscript signed.


The collection has been arranged by material type.

Collection Creator Biography:

Sherman, Isabel Magee

Isabel Magee Sherman was an American journalist.

Collection History


Gift of Barbara Dailey in December 1980 (AM81-51). Additions are a gift of Barbara Dailey in 2004 (AM2004-137).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Rachel Jordan in 2004. Finding aid written by Rachel Jordan in 2004.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

Isabel Magee Sherman Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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