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Gwynne Abbott Papers

Identifier: DC049

Scope and Contents

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.


  • circa 1920-1984


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

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.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

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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.

Processing Information

The Gwynne Abbott Papers were processed by Casey Babcock in February of 2012.

Gwynne Abbott Papers: Finding Aid
Casey Babcock
February 21, 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

Box 6128
2500 Main St.
Lawrenceville 08648 U.S.A. US