The bulk of the Gwynne Abbott Papers consist of poems written by Abbott, some of them published. Included are not only finished works, but early and annotated drafts. Also included are notes for ideas, submissions for publication, drafts of short stories and plays, and general correspondence. The documents cover the entirety of Abbott's life.
Single photocopies and digital photographs may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.
Gwynne Almon Abbott was born in Staten Island on November 29, 1899. The daughter of Head Master Mather Abbott and Elsie Twining Abbott, Gwynne was prolific writer of poetry and short fiction. She maintained a connection to Lawrenceville throughout her life. She serving as an assistant librarian for many years. Abbott died in Princeton, New Jersey on June 10, 1984.
The Gwynne Abbott Papers are arranged alphabetically by document type. The poems are arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The custodial history of the Gwynne Abbott Papers is unclear.
Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines.
The Gwynne Abbott Papers were processed by Casey Babcock in February of 2012.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Gwynne Abbott Papers, Box and Folder Number; The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives. http://archivesspace.lawrenceville.org/repositories/2/resources/50 Accessed October 22, 2017.
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