Subseries 10A: General Materials

6 boxes (4 partial)

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Princeton University Archives, MUDD Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Princeton University. Office of the President..

Dates: 1774-1997.

Extent: 6 boxes (4 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Materials generated by the office of the president are closed for 40 years from the date of their creation. Some records relating to personnel or students are closed for longer periods of time.


Subseries 10A: General Materials, 1774-1997 [bulk: 1855-1886], is arranged topically and contains indices; correspondence from former Secretary of the University Varnum Lansing Collins, notably between Collins and Agnes Maclean, Maclean's niece, on the subject of her uncle's papers; biographical information; gift descriptions; and financial records from Maclean's time. Of special interest in the biographical folder are the reprinted diary of a sophomore and the account of two students who saw President Lincoln in 1861, also in reprinted form. There is also a very brief and informal autobiography by Maclean that was written at the request of Professor Edward Duffield. This subseries also contains a letter referring to Maclean's inauguration, indentures, and post-mortem articles about Maclean's life and accomplishments. In addition, there is his wallet, his checkbook, containing stubs and a few blank checks, two scrolled genealogies of the Maclean and Bainbridge families, "The Clan Maclean" book, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook contains newspaper articles and letters to the editor referring to temperance from Maclean and other professors. Photographs of Maclean have been grouped with other presidential images and can be found in boxes 234 and 235.


No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Preferred Citation

Subseries 10A: General Materials; 1774-1997; Office of the President Records : Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup, Princeton University Archives, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    Indexes 1940 Box 6, Folder 3
    V. Lansing Collins Correspondence 1912-1934 Box 6, Folder 4
    Biographical Information 1886-1997 Box 6, Folder 5
    The College Of New Jersey Years 1834-1937 Box 6, Folder 6
    Gifts/Plaques 1925-1978 Box 6, Folder 7
    Legal Documents 1774-1878 Box 6, Folder 8
    Post Mortem 1886-1969 Box 6, Folder 9
    Receipts and Bills 1828-1878 Box 6, Folder 10
    Receipts and Bills circa 1852-1858 Box 254
    President's Vouchers 1855-1856 1869 Box 6, Folder 11-14
    Scrapbook 1831-1881 Box 34A
    Checkbook 1857-1860 Box 34B
    Lectures on Probabilities undated Box 34C, Folder 1-3
    Notes on the Founding and Early Years of The College of New Jersey 1869 Box 34C, Folder 4
    Maclean Genealogy, John Maclean, Sr. Wallet 1810-1819 Box 34D
    Discourse Delivered at the Funeral of John MacLean, D.D., LL.D., and A Memorial Address Delivered in the Marquand Chapel of the College of New Jersey on the Evening of Baccalaureate Study 1886-1887 Box 254

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