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Edmund Wilson Letters to Margaret Rullman

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

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Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972.

A graduate of Princeton (Class of 1916), where he befriended F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson became an important American literary critic, essayist, and journalist. Many consider Wilson the preeminent American literary critic of his day and, perhaps, of the twentieth century.

The collection consists of over thirty letters and cards from Wilson (Princeton Class of 1916) to Margaret Rullman, a childhood friend. Among the photographs included are pictures of the author as a child. In addition, there are newspaper clippings of articles relating to Wilson's career.

Gift of Mrs. Walter A. Rullman, March 26, 1980 (AM80-102).

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Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Letters and cards 1921-1954, 1921-1954. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

10 pieces.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters 1960-1969, 1960-1969. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

18 pieces.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters and cards 1970-1975, 1970-1975. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

12 pieces. 4 undated.

Physical Description

1 folder

Newspaper clippings, 1969-1977. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

4 pieces.

Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

3 childhood photos. 2 adult. 1 of Wilson's home. 1 card with initials "H.M.K." and "E.W."

Physical Description

1 folder

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