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Ernest Poole 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.

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Poole, Ernest, 1880-1950

A graduate of Princeton University (1902), Ernest Poole was a journalist who promoted social reform and a prolific novelist. His Family (1917) won the first Pulitzer Prize for the novel in 1918.

The collection contains three manuscripts of Poole (Princeton Class of 1902): a holograph, 283-page rough draft of his novel Millions (1922); Silent Storms (1927), 401 typed pages, with holograph corrections and additions; and "The Room with Ribboned Walls" (1925), 18 holograph pages. Also included are miscellaneous papers and correspondence.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Published as Millions (New York: Macmillan, 1930), Silent Storms (New York: Macmillan, 1927)

"The Room with Ribboned Walls" purchased from "Mott". Manuscripts of "Millions" and "Silent Storms", gift of Ernest Cook Poole. Prints from "American Quaterly", gift of Henry Dan Piper. AM77-147, 14107-14108.

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '15 in 2013.

No appraisal information is available.

Manuscripts Division
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Access Restrictions

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

Miscellaneous Papers, 1934 October 18. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Millions" Rough Draft, 1922. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

"The Room with Ribboned Walls" Rough Draft, 1925. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Silent Storms" Rough Draft, 1927. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Blueprint of Poole's Home used to wrap draft of "Millions", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest