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F. Anstey Collection


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.

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Anstey, F., 1856-1934

Thomas Anstey Guthrie, writing under his pseudonym, F. Anstey, was one of the most popular authors of humorous fantasies of the late Victorian period and the early twentieth century. His work is among the best of a particular type of British fantasy in which the supernatural intrudes into the everyday with comically disastrous results. His works include Vice-Versa (1882), The Black Poodle (1884), The Tinted Venus (1885), and A Fallen Idol (1886).

The collection consists of selected correspondence (in letters and cards) of Thomas Anstey Guthrie. Correspondents include James Montgomery Beck, Rev. James Davis, Sterling MacKinley, Grant Richards (his publisher), Mrs. Yates Thompson, and Martin John Turner.

Arranged by accession number.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

The manuscripts in this collection were purchased in the 1950s and 1960s. AM 15034, 15277, 15444, 17298.

Finding aid written by James Flannery on February 20, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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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.

Collection Inventory

Letters from Anstey Guthni to Grant Richards, 1898-1904. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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Miscellaneous Papers, 1884-1931. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

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9 Letters from Anstey Guthni, 1915-1920. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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