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