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Isabel Magee Sherman Papers

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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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Sherman, Isabel Magee

Isabel Magee Sherman was an American journalist.

The collection consists of primarily of writings, correspondence, documents, photographs, a diary (1901), and printed matter relating to Sherman's experiences in Mexico. The writings include a typescript with holograph corrections of The Autobiography of General Porfirio Díaz, Ex-President of Mexcio covering the years 1830-1867, edited by Sherman, which appeared in installments in Cosmopolitan (1910); and essays on Mexico. There is also correspondence with lawyers, publishers, Mexican government officials, and James J. Shirley, a business associate; a diary from a trip to Mexico; photographs of David E. Thompson, U.S. ambassador to Mexico (1906-1909), and Felix Díaz, older brother of Porfirio and governor of Oaxaca Province; as well as a small selection of newspaper clippings and printed material.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, TLS = typed letter signed, AMsS = autograph manuscript signed, and TMsS = typed manuscript signed.

The collection has been arranged by material type.

Gift of Barbara Dailey in December 1980 (AM81-51). Additions are a gift of Barbara Dailey in 2004 (AM2004-137).

This collection was processed by Rachel Jordan in 2004. Finding aid written by Rachel Jordan in 2004.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Rachel Jordan
Finding Aid Date
2004
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

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

"If We Knew," AMs poem, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

(after the death of her little daughter "Beppo")

Physical Description

1 folder

Essays on Mexico City, AMs and TMs, 1911-1912. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters by Sherman, 1900-1913. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Sherman, 1903. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Sherman and visiting cards, 1911-1912. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters about Sherman, 1903. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Contract between Sherman and James J. Shirley regarding an Autobiography of President Porfirio Díaz and other ventures, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Business letters by lawyers, McClure Magazine, New York Times, and related material, 1903. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Porfirio Díaz, President of Mexico, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ramon Corral, Vice President of Mexico, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

David E. Thompson, American Ambassador to Mexico, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Postcards of Mexico, 1911. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Newspaper clippings, 1907-1911. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Diary, trip to Mexico, 1901 June 26-October 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Mexico To-day, 1909 MarchVol. 1, No. 6, 1909 March. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

El Mundo Ilustrado, 1909 August 15, Vol. II, No. 7, 1909 August 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

McClure's Magazine, 1911 August. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Autobiography of General Porfirio Díaz, Ex-President of Mexico, edited and arranged by Sherman, TMs, dates not examined. 6 folders.
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6 folders

"The Evolution of Mexico," TMs, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

ALS by Sherman to [?] Reick, 1901. 1 folder.
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1 folder

TLS and 2 ALsS by [?] Sherman [Sherman's son] to Sherman, 1901. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS by Ramón Corral to Sherman, 1904. 1 folder.
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1 folder

TLS by Bertha E. Tomlinson to Sherman, 1905. 1 folder.
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1 folder

TL(circular) by Charlotte B. Wilbour to Sherman, 1906. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Receipt from The Pittsburgh Gazette, 1902. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Newspaper clippings, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Calling card from Mr. and Mrs. Turnbull, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Print, Suggest