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James B. Rankin Autograph Collection

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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.

Overview and metadata sections

Consists predominantly of autograph letters of 19th- and early 20th-century English, French, and American illustrators, but with some manuscripts and illustrations included, collected by Rankin. The collection contains autograph letters of Thomas Nast, Maxfield Parrish, Frederic Remington, Kate Greenaway, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Herbert Hoover, F. C. Burnand, and many of the artists and writers of Punch magazine.

Gift of James Rankin '23 in 1961.

This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2002
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

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

Scope and Contents

Consists of James B. Rankin's collection of autographs from individuals such as Randolph Caldecott and Thomas Nast, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Description

1 box

A - F, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes one letter by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847), dated 1818.

Physical Description

1 folder

G - M, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

N - Z, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Burnand, Sir Francis Cowley, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Caldecott, Randolph, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cruikshank, George, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Davenport, Homer Calvin, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Denslow, William Wallace, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fraser, Claud Lovat, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Frost, Arthur Burdett, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Furniss, Harry, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Greenaway, Kate, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Leech, John, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Macfall, Haldane, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Nast, Thomas, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Parrish, Maxfield, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sutro, Theodore, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Van Dyke, Henry, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists primarily of correspondence of James B. Rankin as well as clippings.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Letters to (1926-1936), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Caricatures and Cartoons", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

miscellaneous correspondence, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dealers' Catalogue Cuttings, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Unidentified Autographs, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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