Biography and History

Presbyterian clergyman, poet, minister to the Netherlands, and longtime Princeton professor (1899-1913, 1919-1923) of English literature, Henry Van Dyke is perhaps best remembered for his Christmas story The Story Of The Other Wise Man (1896).

Source: From the finding aid for C0276

  • Henry Van Dyke Family Papers. 1694-1963 (inclusive), 1840-1950s (bulk).

    Call Number: C0276

    The Henry Van Dyke Family Papers consists of papers of three generations of the prominent Van Dyke family of New York and Princeton, beginning with Henry Jackson Van Dyke (1822-1891) and his wife, Henrietta [Ashmead] Van Dyke (1820-1893), followed by their children, Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) and Paul Van Dyke (1859-1933), and ending with Henry van Dyke's son Tertius Van Dyke (1886-1958).

  • F. Carrington Weems Papers. 1857-1919 (inclusive), 1906-1913 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0453

    Consists of papers of F. Carrington Weems (Princeton Class of 1907) primarily from his student days at Princeton and several years thereafter, during which he traveled in Europe, worked for the Alaska Road Commission, and became an army colonel in World War I.