Biography and History

Frederic Vinton was librarian of the Chancellor Green Library at Princeton from 1873 to 1890.

Source: From the finding aid for C0344

  • Princeton University Library Records. 1734-2016 (inclusive), 1952-1995 (bulk).

    Call Number: AC123

    The Princeton University Library is one of the foremost university libraries in the world. With collections totaling over 12 million volumes, manuscripts, and nonprint items spread across fifteen buildings, the Princeton University Library system serves not only the Princeton University community but the world at large. The Princeton University Library Records consist of the files of the University Librarian and other Library administrators and departments, as well as of the Friends of the Princeton University Library. Materials in the record group include correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, minutes, press releases, proposals, statistics, photographs and other audiovisual materials, and microfilm. The records document the Library's day-to-day operations as well as its involvement with other departments on campus, other college and university libraries, and library users.

  • Frederic Vinton Correspondence. 1847-1899 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0344

    Consists of selected correspondence of Frederic Vinton, librarian at Princeton from 1873 to 1890.

  • Sarah Anne Vinton Papers on Leonard Alden. 1816-1889 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1400

    Consists largely of correspondence between Sarah Anne Vinton and her cousin Leonard Case Alden, a Harvard graduate and lieutenant in the Civil War.