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Selected Papers of Edward Naumburg

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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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Naumburg

Edward Naumburg (1903-1995) was an American stockbroker, manuscripts collector, and member of the Princeton Class of 1924.

The collection consists of selected correspondence of Naumburg (Princeton Class of 1924) as well as author files relating to his collecting interests. There is a substantial amount of correspondence (1949-1961) with Elmer Adler relating to the Graphic Arts Collection of the Princeton University Library, of which Adler was curator (1940-1952). Reports of the Collection (1949-1951), fundraising activities, and other related printed material are provided. Also present are letters by Francis Comstock, Aaron Copland, Lawrence Heyl, Arthur C. Holden, Kenneth H. Rockey, among others. Included are photographs of Thomas Wolfe and Asheville (N.C.) locales featured in Look Homeward, Angel, photographs of Joseph Conrad and his English residences, and an original, signed etching of the sailing ship named for him. A reprint of Naumburg's article "My Favorite Bookseller" ( Princeton University Library Chronicle, Vol. XLVIII, Number 2, Winter 1987), which describes his relationship with Alfred F. Goldsmith, is also included, as well as Goldsmith's original drawings which were used to illustrate the article. Furthermore, there is a small selection of correspondence regarding Naumburg's article "A Seventeenth Century Book-label Problem," together with two off-prints, and a related photograph.

The collection has been arranged alphabetically by author, with miscellaneous material located at the end.

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.

Gift of the author. Assorted correspondence by Mary Hyde to Naumberg and folder containing material relating to "A Seventeenth Century..." were transferred from Graphic Arts. Material by Allen Tate transferred from Rare Books via Steve Ferguson.

This collection was processed by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004. Finding aid written by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Karla J. Vecchia
Finding Aid Date
2004
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

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

Adler, Elmer, 1949-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Adler, Elmer, 1951-1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Adler, Elmer, 1953-1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Allen, Daniel I., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bartlett, Paul and Elizabeth, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Christensen, Inga Hoegsbro, 1970s. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Letters to Naumburg and printed material including a memorial announcement of her death (1975).

Physical Description

1 folder

Conrad, Joseph, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Copland, Aaron, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Curle, Richard, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Edel, Leon, 1979. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

2 TLsS (1979) by Edel to Naumburg, TLS by Naumburg in return.

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1 folder

Ellman, Richard, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gill, Brendan, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Goldmark, Josephine, and Pauline, 1908-1951. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two postcards (June 1908), with a single message spanning both, from William James (1842-1910) to Josephine Goldmark and a reprint of Josephine Goldmark's "An Adirondack Friendship: Letters of William James" (1934), along with one letter from Pauline Goldmark to Edward Naumburg (July 6, 1951) and one letter from Edward Naumburg to Pauline Goldmark (July 25, no year) regarding Josephine Goldmark and William James.

Physical Description

1 folder

Goldsmith, Alfred F., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gorman, Herbert, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gruen, Edgar Maxwell, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Holden, Arthur C., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hyde, Mary, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Jackson, Charles, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ludwig, Richard M., 1957-1978. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

9 letters and 1 postcard from Richard M. Ludwig (1920-2003), former Professor of English and Associate University Librarian for Collections at Princeton University, to Edward Naumburg. Two of the letters are pasted into an inscribed copy of the book Letters of Ford Madox Ford (Princeton University Press, 1965), which Ludwig edited and dedicated to Naumburg.

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1 folder

Morley, Christopher, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Shaw, George Bernard, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Steese, Edward, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Tate, Allen, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Thorp, Willard, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wolfe, Thomas, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

8 photographs of Wolfe and his childhood sites in Asheville, NC; TLS by Wolfe friend Belinda Jelliffe to Naumburg about her Wolfe collection; list of Wolfe periodical appearances; clippings.

Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous correspondence, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Christmas keepsakes printed by the Spiral Press, 1959-1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence by and to Naumburg, 1949, 1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

2 manuscript speeches, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

2 off-prints of "A Seventeenth Century Book-label Problem" by, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Naumburg, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photograph relating to above article, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Printed material, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton University Library: Graphic Arts Collection, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Memorabilia: Collected by Edward Naumburg, Jr., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Printed Materials: Newspapers and Magazine Clippings, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton University Diploma, 1925. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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