Cameron, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1827-1906


Cameron Family Papers


1805-1947 (mostly 1850-1945)


56 linear feet, 83 boxes

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Storage note:

This collection is stored at Firestone Library and ReCAP.

Most of the collection is stored onsite at Firestone Library. Arnold Henry Guyot's cloth maps (Boxes 64-72) as well as a portion of Cameron and Guyot letters and writings (Boxes 76-78) are stored offsite at the ReCAP facility.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .


Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA

Language(s) of material:

English and French.


The Cameron Family Papers consist primarily of the correspondence and writings of former Princeton University professors Henry Clay Cameron (1827-1906) and his son, A. Guyot Cameron (1864-1947), with some correspondence relating to Henry C. Cameron's wife, Wilhelmina "Mina" Louise Cécile Chollet (1832-1908). There is also a significant amount of Cameron family photographs as well as some documents, printed matter, and ephemera relating to Princeton University. Famed Swiss-American geologist, geographer, and Princeton professor Arnold Henry Guyot (1807-1884), a relative of the Cameron family through marriage, is also represented in the collection through classroom maps, correspondence, a journal, and printed articles and lectures by and about Guyot. Most of the materials in the collection are professional in nature.

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