Biography and History

Graduating from Princeton University in 1922, Hamilton Cottier went on to become a Rhodes scholar, a professor of literature (1925-1962) at Princeton, and a well-known collector of literary works. He was the first husband of author Ann Seton, the daughter of the author Ernest Seton Thompson.

Source: From the finding aid for C0594

  • Maurice Kelley Collection. 1935-1971 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0457

    Contains correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and printed matter of American educator and librarian, Maurice Kelley (Princeton Class of 1934).

  • Hamilton Cottier Papers. 1752-1977 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0594

    Consists of correspondence, documents, photographs, account books (1925-1975), financial papers, and printed matter of Hamilton Cottier (Princeton Class of 1922, professor of English, 1925-1962), and material relating to "Southlawn," the home of his father, Alonzo Cottier, in Scarsdale, N.Y.