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Robert Rudd Whiting (Princeton Class of 1901) was a journalist and author, who worked for The New York Sun, Everybody's Magazine, and The Designer before becoming editor of Ainslee's, a position which he held from 1911 to 1918. Whiting also worked for George Creel's Committee on Public Information during World War I.
The collection consists of works, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks of Whiting (Princeton Class of 1901). The collection contains three scrapbooks of correspondence, memorabilia, and printed matter and includes material relating to Ainslee's magazine, of which Whiting was an editor (1911-1918). There are two typescripts, with holograph corrections, by Whiting of his novelette The Golden Idiot, which appeared in Ainslee's in September 1916. The collection includes photographs of Whiting and Booth Tarkington and a letter by Tarkington to him with pencil sketches of both. In addition, there is a checklist of books found in Whiting's personal library.
Gift of Mrs. William W. Lynch.
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The contents list was compiled by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010.
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Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and correspondence. Newspaper content largely short articles and humorous cartoons.Physical Description
Scrapbook containing military map, newspaper clippings, photographs, event programs and other memoraiblia. Newspaper content largely concerned with Italian affairs. December 11, 1918, issue of Princeton Alumni Weekly.Physical Description
List of books in in Mr. Whiting's library, typed.Physical Description
Notebook containing handwritten list of books in Mr Whiting's library, some financial information on life insurance policies.Physical Description
Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, magazines and bulletins, photographs, memorabilia from events, and correspondence, including a letter from Woodrow Wilson Dec. 7, 1916. Many advertisements for Ainslee's Magazine. Newspaper serial "Idle Isle" from the Toldeo Blade, November 1915.Physical Description
1. Undated autograph letter from Booth Tarkington to Robert Rudd Whiting, with drawings by Tarkington of the heads of Whiting and Tarkington on the letter. 2. Photograph of Booth Tarkington. Photograph of Robert Rudd Whiting as a young man.Physical Description
Poem of 2 pp. by Biorkman, Edwin. "Yesterday, To-day and Tomorrow"Physical Description
Miscellaneous items including bookplates, photograph of the Sun Alumni association, dinner menus from Sun Alumni meetings, medal (Old Guard, Princeton 1910)Physical Description
The Golden Idiot - 2 corrected typescripts by Robert Rudd Whiting. Approximately 273 pp.Physical Description