Collection Creator: Princeton University. Office of the
Dates: Mostly 1820-1869.
Extent: 11 boxes (2 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 10C: Subject Files, 1769-1920 [bulk: 1820-1869], contains a
variety of papers that are grouped by subject and then arranged
alphabetically. Beam's index is indispensable for quickly accessing
topics in this subseries, which was originally entitled Papers. There
are 36 categories listed in Beam's index and most contain descriptions.
The categories range from college associations, including alumni
associations, to religious, educational, and prison reform associations.
In addition, the Subject Files house a genealogy of the Maclean and
Bainbridge families and personal letters between relatives and friends
of John Maclean. Of note in the family letters section, Box 28, Folder
3, is a letter of advice dated 1812 from John Maclean, Sr. to his son,
John. There are a number of love letters from John's brother, George, to
his third wife, Caroline (Carrie) Fitch Maclean. Presidential reports,
student finances, and trustee minutes, the last of which is further
organized by topic, comprise the remainder of this subseries. For a
detailed listing of the Subject Files, please refer to the index in Box
6, Folder 3 of this subseries.
Subseries 10C: Subject Files; 1769-1920 (mostly 1820-1869); 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.