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Chauncey Brewster Tinker letters and manuscripts

Call Number: GEN MSS 359

Scope and Contents

This finding aid encompasses accessions of single manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts and other papers, by or pertaining to Chauncey Brewster Tinker, acquired by the library from a variety of sources. Materials incorporated into the collection prior to July 1998 have been organized into three series. Series I, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon S. Haight Gift, contains letters from Tinker to members of the Haight and Nettleton families, and one clipping of an obituary of Tinker. Series II, Robert F. Metzdorf Gift , contains articles and other writings by Tinker and others. Series III, Materials from Other Sources , contains letters, writings and other papers by and about Tinker.


  • 1900-1963


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Restricted Fragile materials in the portfolio may only be consulted with permission of the appropriate curator. Preservation photocopies for reference use have been substituted in the main files.

Conditions Governing Use

The Chauncey Brewster Tinker Letters and Manuscripts are 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

Ongoing collection of documents acquired by gift and purchase from various sources. Source information is recorded on the folders. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Associated Materials

Chauncey Brewster Tinker Papers (GEN MSS 354), Chauncey Brewster Tinker Manuscript Collection (GEN MSS 310), and various printed books donated to the Library by Tinker, cataloged separately.


1.25 Linear Feet ((4 boxes) + 1 broadside, 1 portfolio)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


Collection consists of correspondence, writings, and other papers by or relating to Chauncey Brewster Tinker. Correspondence contains mostly letters by Tinker, including letters to Albert S. Cook, Lansing V. Hammond, Mary Etta Knapp, E. L. McAdam, Daniel and Mary Merriman, and Mary (Mrs. George Henry) Nettleton. Writings contain holograph, typescript and printed versions of writings by Tinker and others.


A full biographical statement is provided in the register for the Chauncey Brewster Tinker Papers (GEN MSS 354).

Processing Information

This finding aid is updated periodically to account for new materials that have been added to the collection. The date of the most recent update is noted on the title page. For information on material that may have been acquired for the collection since the last update, please consult the Public Service Desk.

Guide to the Chauncey Brewster Tinker Letters and Manuscripts
Under Revision
by Kathryn Rawdon
July 1998
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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