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
Dates: Mostly 1855-1886.
Extent: 6 boxes (4 partial)
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.
Subseries 10A: General Materials; 1774-1997 (mostly 1855-1886); 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.