Biography and History

J. Monroe Thorington, a member of the Princeton Class of 1915, was a mountaineering enthusiast and the author of mountaineering guides and books relating to the history of mountain-climbing.

Source: From the finding aid for WC005

  • J. Monroe Thorington Collection. 1848-1983 (inclusive), 1920-1964 (bulk).

    Call Number: WC005

    Consists of works, correspondence, diaries, documents, photographs, maps, scrapbooks, miscellaneous material, and printed matter by and about mountaineer J. Monroe Thorington (Princeton Class of 1915), as well as some papers of other people.

  • Trapping Diaries of Donald Phillips. 1904-1940 (inclusive).

    Call Number: WC060

    Consists of thirteen diaries (1903, 1906-1908, 1912-1918, 1922-1923) by Donald Phillips describing his adventures as a trapper and hunter in Alberta, Canada, and the typed manuscript "Tracks Across My Trail" (1940), a transcription of the diaries edited by J. Monroe Thorington.