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Daphne Du Maurier Letters to Douglas Black


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

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Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989.

Daphne du Maurier was a noted British author of plays, novels, and short stories.

The collection consists of letters and cards by Du Maurier to her American publisher, Douglas Black, who was president of Doubleday & Co. from 1946 to 1963. There are 15 letters concerning literary and personal matters, and 13 Christmas cards, spanning the years 1947 to 1976. Also present are several photographs of Du Maurier and her home in Cornwall, England, an invitation to her daughter Flavia's wedding, and three letters by her husband, Sir Frederick Browning, to the Black family.

This collection was purchased from David J. Holmes, Autographs, in 1999.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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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

Letters to Douglas Black, 1947-1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters from F. Browning to the Black Family, 1952-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Christmas Cards, 1951-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wedding Invitation to the Black Family, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs, 1947-1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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