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Ginevra King Collection Relating to F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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King, Ginevra, 1898-1980

Ginevra King (1898-1980) was a beautiful debutante from Lake Forest, Illinois, with whom Fitzgerald had a romantic relationship from 1915 to 1917. For Fitzgerald, King was the archetype of an attractive, independent, upperclass woman, and she provided inspiration for characters in his later fiction.

The collection consists of material relating to King's romantic relationship with Fitzgerald. Included are King's diary (1913-1914), typescript of her letters (11 Jan. 1915 - 7 July 1917) to Fitzgerald that he gave to her (in the 1930s?), undated carbon copy of "Love? Story" by King, ALS by Fitzgerald to King (21 July 1918), 2 TLsS by Dan Piper to King (1917), 6 TLsS by Arthur Mizener to King, and an issue of "Town and Country" magazine (1 July 1918).

This collection is unarranged.

AM 2004-2. Gift.

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Folder inventory added by Lisa Yankowitz 2013 in 2012.

In 2022, restrictions on the collection where researchers were required to use surrogates were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Lisa Yankowitz 2013
Finding Aid Date
2008
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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Ginevra King to F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1915 January 15 - 1920 April 17. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

F. Scott Fitzgerald to Ginerva King, 1918 July 21. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Diary, 1912-1915. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Boyd, Julian P., 1948 February 21. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mizener, Arthur, 1946-1949 December 19. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Love Story, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Piper, Dan, 1947 April 30-September 11. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Town & Country, 1918 July 1. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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