Archive of 13 Letters, chiefly on Sporting and Angling subjects, addressed to Eugene V. Connett, 3rd, Princeton Class of 1912, Sportsman, Anglers' Club member, and Publisher of the Derrydale Press. Eugene V. Connett, 3rd, Gordon GRAND, Arthur S. HOFFMAN, Frank M. CHAPMAN.

CONNETT ARCHIVE

Archive of 13 Letters, chiefly on Sporting and Angling subjects, addressed to Eugene V. Connett, 3rd, Princeton Class of 1912, Sportsman, Anglers' Club member, and Publisher of the Derrydale Press.

V.p: v.d., 1925-1927; 1935-1939; 1965.

Autograph or typed letters, signed. 4to and smaller. CONNETT ARCHIVE. Condition generally fine. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, 3rd; his son, Eugene V. Connett IV. Item #243240

Select group of correspondence received by Connett on sporting and related subjects that demonstrates the wide range of his circle of acquaintances, including authors, editors, sportsmen, fly-fishing enthusiasts, and pillars of Greenwich society:

- GRAND, Gordon. A.N.S., Dec. 12th, [n.d., 1930s], Millbrook, 2 pp., Derrydale author, concerning a shotgun at Abercrombie Gun Dept. needed for a lady friend for Xmas

- HOFFMAN, Arthur S. T.L.S., 20 January 1925, the influential editor of 'Adventure' proposing to print a letter from Connett in the 'Camp-Fire' section of the magazine

- CHAPMAN, Frank M. T.L.S., 18 November 1925, noted ornithologist, Curator, Dept. of Birds, American Museum of Natural History, referring Connett to Arthur Allen at Cornell, expert on ruffed grouse

- BURNHAM, John B. T.L.S., 21 April 1926, president of the American Game Protective and Propagation Assoc., on a letter by Connett in 'Adventure' magazine

- ALLEN, Dr. Arthur A. T.L.S., 8 November 1926, ornithologist at Cornell, discussing examination of specimen of viscera of ruffed grouse sent by Connett

- BURLINGTON, H.J. T.L.S., 18 January 1927, president of N.J. Board of Fish and Game Commissioners, 2 pp., substantial content on fishing seasons for bass and pickerel, licensing issues, woodcock conservation, and closing the ruffed grouse season in 8 counties

- (BURLINGTON, H.J.) T.L.S., 24 January 1927, signed "Ken" on Newark Evening News letterhead, mentioning "Captain Burlington" and licensing issues, closing the ruffed grouse season, and the "button proposition" (external button with license no., implemented 1928)

- TITCOMB, John W. T.L.S., 27 January 1927, president of the American Fisheries Society, conveying list of the Society's publications

- YOUNG, Horace, G. A.N.S., 23 December 1927, Twin Elms, Dublin Rd., Greenwich, mentioning books wanted from Connett's check list, and a recent Grolier Club dinner

- MOTT, Russell. A.N.S., undated, letterhead of Boyle & Mott law offices, Chicago, concerning a work of art by Connett, given to the Adventurers Club, "where it hangs in state"

- ROOSEVELT, Theodore, Jr. T.N.S., 23 November 1936, sending Connett the Garden City reprint of C.M. Russell's 'Good Medicine'

- BENNION, Doris. T.L.S., 18 August 1939, Johannesburg, S. Africa, referred by Skues and requesting a fishing quotation for a proposed Angling Quotations Calendar

- ALEXANDER, A.I., III, "Pal". T.N.S., 5 November 1965, Andover, Mass., fly tier and fishing columnist, thanking Connett for permission to reprint his nymph dressings.

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