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Guide to the Richard Grant White Papers
1838-1921
  MS 692

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Collection processed by library staff. Finding aid by Christine George.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 04, 2011
Finding Aid is written in English.
using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Content Note

The Richard Grant White Papers contain materials created through White’s public persona, namely correspondence and published articles. The correspondence contains letters written by some of the nineteenth century’s most notable literary and critical figures, addressing a variety of topics such as publishing, copyright, and civil war politics. There is a small section of personal correspondence White wrote to his family, namely his wife, sons, and younger sister.

The bulk of the collection is made up of articles published in newspapers and journals. These articles are ones that White wrote himself, articles that were written about White and his work, and other articles that may have been of interest to White. These articles and clippings span five decades of the nineteenth century, including the Civil War years.

There is also a small section of ephemera, notes, and photographs, most of which pertain to White’s career.

There is little to no material relating to White's son, Stanford White. This collection is composed entirely of materials relating to Richard Grant White.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into five series. The materials within those series are organized chronologically.

  1. Series I: Correspondence
  2. Series II: Writing
  3. Series III: Printed Materials and Clippings
  4. Series IV: Music
  5. Series V: Notes and Ephemera