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William Vaughn Moody 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.

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Moody, William Vaughn, 1869-1910

William Vaughn Moody was an American poet and playwright.

The collection consists of selected Moody manuscripts, letters, and miscellany. Included are three manuscripts of verse: "Dawn Parley" (1896), "Wilding Flower" (1896), and "Good Friday Night" (1897). Over sixty of the author's letters, most of which are addressed to Daniel Gregory Mason, 1894-1909, constitute the bulk of the collection. In addition, there is a scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, letters, and notes relevant to Moody's career.

An addition to the collection are transcript copies of correspondence between Moody and Jane Addams, Lewis B. Gates, Edwin Markham, Daniel Gregory Mason, Josephine P. Peabody, Edgar Arlington Robinson, and others (1895-1908).

Gift of Mrs. John Partridge.

Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 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

"Apparition" Copy in Moody's hand of Henley's sonnet on Stevenson, 1900 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

A.M.S. of "Dawn Parley", 1876 July 18. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

A.M.S. of "Good Friday Night", 1877 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

A.M.S. of "Wilding Flower", 1896 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence with Percy MacKaye, 1906-1909. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typewritten.

Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence with Mary Mason, 1875-1909. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

15 A.Ls.S.

Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence with Daniel Gregory Mason, 1894-1909. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Harriet Moody to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Mason, 1910 June 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typewritten. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

102 Pages of Typewritten Transcripts of Letters, 1895-1908. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings, 1869-1910. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

A large volume of newspaper clippings regarding Moody.

Physical Description

1 folder

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