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Esther Forbes "Paradise" Collection


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

Forbes, Esther, 1891-1967

Esther Forbes was an American novelist and children's writer who won the Pulitzer Prize for History for her biography (1942) of Paul Revere and the Newbery Medal (1944) for Johnny Tremain.

The collection consists of "about the third draft" of Forbes's novel Paradise, which was published in 1937 and is set in New England during the time of King Philip's War.

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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

Late draft of Paradise, 1937. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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