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George Madison Priest Papers

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Priest, George Madison, 1873-1947

A graduate of Princeton in 1894, George Madison Priest was an American literary historian, educator, and author.

The collection contains a translation by Priest (Princeton Class of 1894) of Goethe's Faust (1932) and the typescript of his Anthology of the Classical Period of German Literature (1934), as well as a revision of W. P. Andrew's translation of Faust (1929) by Priest and K. E. Weston. Also included are Priest's lectures in German literature on Klopstock, Lessing, von Scheffel, and Sudermann, a speech, and a report for the FBI regarding suspected German sympathizers in 1917. Miscellaneous additional material includes some of Priest's correspondence, an original pastel drawing of Goethe by Sebbers, a pencil sketch of Priest, and printed material.

Organized in this order: translations of Goethe's Faust, a typescript of Anthology of the Classical Period of German Literature, lectures, miscellaneous papers, correspondence, drawings, and printed material.

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

Published versions: Anthology of the Classical Period of German Literature (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1934); Faust (New York: Covici Friede, 1932), translation by Priest; Faust (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1929), translation by W. P. Andrews, revised by Priest and K. E. Weston.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2009
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

George Madison Priest Papers, 1917-1941. 8 boxes.
Scope and Contents

The collection contains a translation by Priest (Princeton Class of 1894) of Goethe's Faust (1932) and the typescript of his Anthology of the Classical Period of German Literature (1934), as well as a revision of W. P. Andrew's translation of Faust (1929) by Priest and K. E. Weston. Also included are Priest's lectures in German literature on Klopstock, Lessing, von Scheffel, and Sudermann, a speech, and a report for the FBI regarding suspected German sympathizers in 1917. Miscellaneous additional material includes some of Priest's correspondence, an original pastel drawing of Goethe by Sebbers, a pencil sketch of Priest, and printed material.

Physical Description

8 boxes

Oversize Material, 1917-1941. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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