Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Preston Gibson papers, 1903-1920

Series I: Non-Dramatic Material, 1904-1920

This series contains non-dramatic writings by Gibson, notably the complete manuscript for an untitled novel and a memoir of Gibson's military training entitled "The Courage of Ignorance." Personal papers consist mostly of the correspondence of William Everts Benjamin, Gibson's father-in-law, and include inquiries into the copyrights held on the multi-volume Library of American Literature (which Benjamin published) and documents relating to Benjamin's purchase of a portrait of Ralph Sheldon, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, from M. Knoedler and Co. A number of photographs of Gibson with members of the Pratt family and the actor Douglas Fairbanks are also part of the collection.

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Box 1 Folder 1 "The Courage of Ignorance,", 1916

Box 1 Folder 2 Novel (Untitled), undated

Box 1 Folder 3 Personal Papers, 1904-1920

Box 1 Folder 4 Photographs, 1918-1920

Box 1 Folder 5 Writings, undated