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Philip Everett Curtiss papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 443

Scope and Contents

The Philip Everett Curtiss papers contain writings, printed material, correspondence, and other materials documenting the literary career of Connecticut native Philip Everett Curtiss. Writings consist chiefly of drafts for novels and shorter works, such as articles. Printed materials include journals and clippings containing printed versions of writings by Curtiss and material by, about, and relating to Curtiss. Correspondence consists chiefly of incoming correspondence from publishers, further documenting his literary career. Personal papers include a small number of books inscribed to Curtiss, contracts, manuscript notes, and photographs.

Dates

  • 1901 - 1944

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

Miscrofilm available for portions of the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The Philip Everett Curtiss Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Philip Everett Curtiss prior to his death in 1964. Gift of Anne Scoville, 2002.

Arrangement

Organized into four series: I. Writings, 1907-1944. II. Printed Materials, 1901-1940. III. Correspondence, 1903-1932. IV. Personal Papers, 1916-1932.

Extent

13.65 Linear Feet (32 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.curtissp

Overview

The Philip Everett Curtiss papers contain writings, printed material, correspondence, and other materials documenting the literary career of Connecticut native Philip Everett Curtiss. Writings consist chiefly of drafts for novels and shorter works, such as articles. Printed materials include journals and clippings containing printed versions of writings by Curtiss and material by, about, and relating to Curtiss. Correspondence consists chiefly of incoming correspondence from publishers, further documenting his literary career. Personal papers include a small number of books inscribed to Curtiss, contracts, manuscript notes, and photographs.

Philip Everett Curtiss (1885-1964)

Philip Everett Curtiss, novelist, legislator, and justice. After a brief career as a newspaper reporter on The Hartford Courant and The Hartford Times, Curtiss returned to his family home in Norfolk, Connecticut, to write. His novels include Between Two Worlds (1916), Mummers in Mufti (1922) and The Gay Conspirators (1924). He turned to politics and law later in life, representing his home district in the General Assembly, as a Republican, from 1941 to 1947 and serving as a trial justice from 1940 to 1955.

Biographical information taken from obituary, New York Times (1923-Current file); May 25, 1964; ProQuest Historical Newspapers (accessed 2 March 2011).

Processing Information

Preliminary processing was done on the Philips Everett Curtiss papers at an unknown date. During reprocessing of the collection in 2011, separate runs of alphabetized writings were consolidated into Series I, and printed materials, correspondence, and personal papers were established as Series II, Series III, and Series IV respectively.

Formerly classed as Uncat MSS 459.
Title
Guide to the Philip Everett Curtiss Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2007-05-21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.