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Goodwin Weinberg Collection of Aldous Huxley

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Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963

Aldous Huxley was a twentieth-century English novelist, essayist, poet, and playwright.

The collection contains approximately 110 letters by Huxley written to various friends and associates, including Arnold Bennett, Basil Ashmore, Edith Sitwell, Osbert Sitwell, and the American photographer Sanford Roth, collected by Goodwin Weinberg (Princeton Class of 1929). Included with Huxley's letters to Roth are typescripts for his foreward to Roth's book of photographs, The French in Paris (1953), and two of Huxley's essays, "Stars and the Man" about the astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) and "A Conversation with Stravinsky" (1922) about Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Also present are Huxley's poem "Fifth Philosopher's Song," his contract (1931) for the play World of Light, and several letters by Julian and Leonard Huxley.

Gift of Goodwin Weinberg '29 (AM82-16, 82-107).

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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
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Collection Inventory

"A Conversation with Stravinsky" Typed Manuscript- Essay to accompany Sanford Roth's photographs of Stravinsky, 1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Fifth Philosopher's Song" Verse, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Forward" Essay on Paris to accompany Sanford Roth's book of photographs on the French of Paris, 1951-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Stars and the Man" Essay to accompany Sanford Roth's photographs of Dr. Edwin Hubble (carbon), undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1920-1963. 20 folders.
Physical Description

20 folders

Contract with Leon M. Lion re "The World of Light", 1931. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Papers of Others, 1913-1933. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Geneologies of the Huxleys, Arnolds, and Macaulays, 1931. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs, 1955. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

6 photographs of Huxley, 5 signed.

Physical Description

1 folder

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