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Molly Shenstone Collection on Thomas Mann

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

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Shenstone, Molly, d. 1967

Molly Shenstone was a friend of Thomas Mann (1875-1955), who was a German novelist, essayist, playwright, and lecturer in the humanities at Princeton University.

The collection consists of assorted material collected by Molly Shenstone that relates to Thomas Mann. Included are notes concerning Mann, text of two radio broadcasts made by Mann (December 1940), a hate letter directed to Mann while at Princeton (1939), a small selection of photographs of Mann and his family, the preface to the 1939 edition of Royal Highness, and printed material featuring Mann. There is also correspondence between Shenstone and others, such as Katharina Pringsheim Mann [Mann's wife] and Caroline Newton, concerning Mann.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, TLS = typed letter signed, AMsS = autograph manuscript signed, and TMsS = typed manuscript signed.

Gift of Prof. Allen G. Shenstone, 1969 (AM 20184)

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This collection was processed by Ran Tao in 2004. Finding aid written by Ran Tao in 2004.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Ran Tao
Finding Aid Date
2004
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of notes on The Magic Mountain and Katharina Pringsheim Mann.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Mann, Thomas and André Gide, 4 notebooks and 6 pp. of additional notes on The Magic Mountain, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mann, Katharina Pringsheim [Mann's wife], 3 pp. (one torn), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of the correspondence of Molly Shenstone, including William S. Dix, Monika Lanyi-Mann, and Katharina Pringsheim Mann, as well as others.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Blaiklock Brothers, Limited, 6 TLsS regarding Mrs. Jenö Lanyi [Mann's daughter], 1941 March 18-April 4. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Borgese, Elisabeth Veronika Mann [Mrs. Giuseppe Antonia], TL, 1941 August 4. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dix, William S., dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

See Newton, Caroline

Physical Description

1 folder

Lanyi, Jenö, ALS and TLS, 1941 July 21-October 16. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lanyi-Mann, Monika [Mann's daughter, Mrs. Jenö Lanyi], 28 ALsS from and 21 ALsS to, 1941 February 1-1958 March 1. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

M[ann], E[lisabeth?], Drawing and poem, 1940 December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mann, Gret [Mrs. Michael], 2 TLsS, 1941 January 8-July 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mann, Katharina Pringsheim [Mann's wife], 62 ALsS, 1939 December 23-1969 March 16. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Newton, Caroline, 5 ALsS, 1962 February 21-1964 October 29. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dix, William S., 2 TLsS, 1946 October 26-October 28. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of radio broadcasts and a hate letter from a "Colonial Descend" to Mann.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

"Mr. X is speaking of the so called Fifth Column...", AMs, 1 pp., undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Radio broadcast to Britain, Typescript of German text, 1940 December 18. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Radio broadcast to Norway, Mimeographed typescript (English), 1940 December 31. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

TL (carbon) by Mann to Richard G. Casey regarding Peter Stadlen, 1941 October 4. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

ALS (hate letter) by "Colonial Descend" to Mann, 1939 December 2, 8 pp. newspaper clipping, 1939 December 2. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of Thomas Mann, his wife, and his family.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject of photograph.

Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

9 snapshots and portraits, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1 photo-postcard, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

2 snapshots, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1 portrait of Katharina Pringsheim Mann, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of articles, typescripts, and a copy of an application for driver's license for Katja Mann.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

"Thomas Mann", Typescript biography with autograph marginalia, author unknown, 3 pp., undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles from newspapers, books and encyclopedias, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typescript copies by and about Thomas Mann

Physical Description

1 folder

Mann, Katja, Copy of application for driver's license, 1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Royal Highness, preface to 1939 edition, TMs, 5 pp., dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of offprints, articles, and clippings related to Thomas Mann.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Miscellaneous off prints, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

2 boxes

Programs, 1956 October 5. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Programs, 1959 October 9. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Program and invitation, 1962 September 29. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Programs, tickets, and correspondence, 1964 October 24. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Signatures of Attendees of Bryn Mawr College Commemorative Dinner Celebrating Thomas Mann, 1956 October 5. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"Thomas Mann: 1875-1955", article by A.F.B. Clark in The Canadian Forum, 1955 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Portrait of our Father", article by Erika Mann and Klaus Mann in The Atlantic Monthly, 1939 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Interview with Thomas Mann", article by Kurt Riess in Direction, 1939 December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous newspaper and magazine clippings by and relating to Mann and his family, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest