Literature

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-3184
Curator of Manuscripts
609-258-3186

Princeton is well known for its extensive holdings in modern literature and publishing, especially British and American. Significant collections include the papers of Sylvia Beach, James Gould Cozzens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, Caroline Gordon, Richard Halliburton, Toni Morrison, Stanley Kunitz, Booth Tarkington, Allen Tate, Ridgely Torrence, Carl Van Doren, and a wide array of 19th- and 20th-century American authors and cultural figures. Also to be found are translations of Greek and Japanese drama by Ezra Pound; the correspondence of Hester Thrale Piozzi and Penelope Pennington; manuscripts and correspondence of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lewis Carroll, Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, Robert Louis Stevenson, Anthony Trollope, and many other Victorian prose writers in the Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists; as well as letters and manuscripts of Max Beerbohm, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Robert Browning, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray, Anthony Trollope, Oscar Wilde, and many other British authors in the Robert Taylor Collection. The Manuscripts Division includes correspondence of the Bloomsbury Group in the Raymond Mortimer Papers; selected papers of Aubrey Beardsley (including more than 130 drawings), William Cowper, George Cruikshank, Frank Harris, Arthur Symons, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Christina Rossetti.

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