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Horton Davies collection of Frederick Buechner


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

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Davies, Horton

Horton Davies was a Princeton University professor of religion; his wife, Marie-Helene Davies, is author of LAUGHTER IN A GENEVAN GOWN: THE WORKS OF FREDERICK BUECHNER, 1970-1980 (1983).

Consists of papers relating to the novelist Frederick Buechner (Princeton Class of 1947) collected or created by Davies. Included are a notebook and notes about Buechner by Davies, transcripts (1979-1981) of interviews conducted by the Davies with Buechner and with others, such as Bruce McLellan, Douglas Snow, James Merrill, and Gerrish Thurber, about Buechner, an inscribed copy of a 1980 Princeton University senior thesis, THE NATURE OF FAITH IN THE FICTION OF FREDERICK BUECHNER, 1965-1979, by Harry J. Parker, about 30 letters (1978-1982) from Buechner in Vermont to the Davies in Princeton, New Jersey, and a photocopy of a typescript of "North Star: A Book of Poems" (1943) by Frederick Buechner and James Merrill, dedicated to Gerrish Thurber.

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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.

Collection Inventory

Horton Davies collection of Frederick Buechner, 1943-1982. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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