Ginevra King Collection Relating to F. Scott Fitzgerald
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
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.
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.
- Manuscripts Division
- Finding Aid Author
- Lisa Yankowitz 2013
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
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.