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Parke Godwin Papers

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Godwin, Parke, 1816-1904

Parke Godwin was an American journalist and author based in New York City. In the 1850s he became an ardent abolitionist. An associate editor of Putnam's Magazine, Godwin became sole editor from January 1868 to November 1870.

The collection consists of a wide range of published and unpublished manuscripts of Godwin (Princeton Class of 1834), including History of France, A New Study of the Sonnets of Shakespeare, A Playspell Abroad, Teachers of the Ninetheenth Century (three chapters of this projected book), numerous essays (several on the Civil War period), four plays, five stories, two folders of poetry, and notes and fragments for other works. In addition, the collection houses a folder of correspondence, a list of sub-committees for the American Committee of the Statue of Liberty, and six folders of unidentified papers of others.

Roughly grouped into Works, Notes, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous.

Publications: The History of France (N.Y.: Harper, 1860), A New Study of the Sonnets of Shakespeare (N.Y.: G.P. Putnam, 1900), The Movement of Political Opinion and Its Relations to Existing Controversy (N.Y.: Evening Post Steam Presses, 1877)

Donated by Elizabeth Love Godwin in 1956.

Folder inventory prepared by Peter Runfola '2012.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

Collection Inventory

History of France (AMs.), undated. 6 folders.
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6 folders

A New Study of the Sonnets of Shakespeare (AMs), 1890s. 2 folders.
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2 folders

A Playspell Abroad (AMs), 1854. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Teachers of the Nineteenth Century, Swedenborg (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Teachers of the Nineteenth Century, Goethe (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Teachers of the Nineteenth Century, Charles Fourier (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

An Address for the Semi-Centennial of the Century Association, Incomplete (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Address on William C. Bryant (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Advent of the United States (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The American Democratic Idea (AMs), undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

American Social Life (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

A Centennial Address, July 4, 1876 (AMs), 1876. 1 folder.
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1 folder

A Day on the Danube, Proof with Manuscript Corrections, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Democratic Theory of Suffrage (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Democratic and Social Republic: What is It? (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

A Discourse of Rights (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Examination of Herbert Spencer's First Principles (AMs), 1886. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Herbert Spencer's Philosophy (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

An Inaugural Address Delivered at the First Meeting of the Institute of Social Science (AMs), 1885. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lecture on Science and Religion (AMs), undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

The Movement of Political Opinion, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes for Speech at Paterson (AMs), 1860 October 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Objects and Limits of Science (AMs) (fragmentary), circa 1882 April. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Organization of Labour (AMs), circa 1845. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Philosophy of Art (AMs), circa 1850. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Present Aspects of Political Economy, 1876. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Progress of the 19th Century (AMs), circa 1850. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Robert Burns (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Science and Art (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Social Problem (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Sphere of Art (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The State of the Nation (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

A Talk of Reminiscences (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Theanthropia (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Theory of Art (AMs), undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Theory of Knowledge (AMs), circa 1890. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Theory of Morals (AMs), undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

The True Republic (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The War: the Redemption and Glory of the Nation (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

What is Socialism? (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Untitled [Fourth of July Address] (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Untitled [On Economics], undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Untitled [On Philosophy] (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Untitled [On Princeton] (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Untitled [On Science] (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Untitled [On the Relations of the States] (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Untitled (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cromwell (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Marie Stuart(AMs), 1882-1901. 5 folders.
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5 folders

The Rebel: a Tragedy (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Palace of the King (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Betrothed Couple, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Cross on the Mountains (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Eros (AMs), circa 1845. 1 folder.
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1 folder

My Lecture at Goosebury (AMs), 1855 February 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Untitled Story (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Poetry (AMss), undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Notebook, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes for the Science of Economics (AMs), 1886 November. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Notes for an Essay on the Importance of Shakespeare (AMs), undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Notes on the State (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Incomplete Manuscripts (AMs), undated. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Fragments, undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Coorespondence, 1835-1881. 1 folder.
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1 folder

American Committee on the Statue of Liberty (ADS), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Estimate of Receipts and Expenditures (AD), circa 1880. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Handwritten Copies of Evening Post Articles (AMss), 1830 December 1 - 1864 April 13. 2 folders.
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2 folders

[First Person Account of the Crimean War (By Burr Porter?)] w/ Park Godwin's Corrections (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Charles Theodore Korner (AMs), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Short Essays- Author Unknown (AMs), 1838 November 26- 1878 February 23. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Travel Letters from Evening Post (Clippings), 1852. 1 box.
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1 box

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