F. L. Pleadwell Papers
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.
Overview and metadata sections
F. L. Pleadwell was an American naval medical officer, editor, and autograph collector.
The collection consists, for the most part, of letters received by Pleadwell and his wife, the former Laura Mell Stith, including letters by Roy M. Saunders, Thomas Shattuck, and Herbert F. West, concerning Pleadwell's collection of autographs and books in the literary and historical fields. The collection also contains an autograph album of letters, poems, photographs, and clippings of prominent associates in the medical profession, such as Joseph W. Courtney, Harvey Cushing, Sir William Osler, and Henry E. Sigerist; a photograph of Edwin J. Beinecke, a collector of Robert Louis Stevenson's works; two articles by Pleadwell, "Byron and the American Navy" and "Byron and His Americans"; a portrait of Pleadwell; and letters to his wife after his death and her remarriage to William C. Moore, including correspondence with Parke-Bernet regarding the sale of Pleadwell's collections.
Arranged in two alphabetical groups with a checklist for the second group.
This collection was the gift of William C. Moore in 1981.
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
- Beinecke, Edwin J. (Edwin John), 1886-1970
- Byron, George Gordon Byron, baron, 1788-1824
- Courtney, Joseph W., 1868-1928
- Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919
- Saunders, Roy M.
- Shattuck, Thomas
- Sigerist, Henry E., 1891-1957
- West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974
- Manuscripts Division
- Finding Aid Date
- 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.
Letters, clippings, etc. relating to Byron and the subject of the essay.Physical Description
From Wilmarth S. Lewis, Editor Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's correspondence to Dr. Pleadwell and Mrs. William C. Moore.Physical Description
From Parke-Bernet Galleries about sale of Pleadwell collection by Mrs. Frank L. Pleadwell.Physical Description
From Mrs. B. H. Ryder from Kenya about the Mau-Mau.Physical Description
Correspondence to Mrs. Frank Pleadwell (Laura) from Roy McG. Saunders, M.D. (surgeon).Physical Description
Correspondence to Dr. and Mrs. Pleadwell from Thomas L. Shattuck.Physical Description
Correspondence to Mrs. Pleadwell from Forest H. Sweet.Physical Description
Correspondence to Captain Plainwell (Frank Lester Pleadwell U.S.N.) from Chauncey B. Tinker.Physical Description
Correspondence to Frank Pleadwell from Herbert Faulkner West.Physical Description
Memorial on death of Casey Wood by Henry R. Vieth.Physical Description