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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The John Van Antwerp MacMurray Papers describe the public and personal lives of John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1881-1960), diplomat and specialist in Far Eastern Affairs, and his father, Junius Wilson MacMurray (1843-1898).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection, which consists primarily of correspondence but also includes diaries, official and legal documents, ephemera, and photographs, largely relates to Samuel Comfort (1837-1923), a U.S. Civil War veteran, diplomat, inventor, and foreign representative for the Standard Oil Company in Europe and India. Documentation of Comfort's Civil War experience is particularly robust. To a lesser extent, the collection documents the family of Comfort's daughter Emma Walraven Comfort (1869-1954) and her husband, Harry Maule Crookshank (1948-1914), a distinguished physician who served as British Controller-General of the Daira Sanieh Administration in Egypt from 1897 to 1907. British Conservative politician Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank (1893-1961) as well as several other members of the Comfort family, particularly Samuel's father, George Comfort (1808 -1887), are also represented.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of the personal correspondence of Josiah S. Studdiford (1837-1862), documenting his service with the 4th New Jersey Infantry during the U.S. Civil War, including battles in which he was involved; his capture and time as a prisoner of war at Libby Prison (Va.) in the summer of 1862; and his death during the Battle of South Mountain (Md.) on September 14, 1862. Also included is the largely personal correspondence of several of Studdiford's relatives, including his grandfather, John Neely Simpson (1770-1832); his brother, Peter Augustus Studdiford (1828-1886); and his uncles, James Hervey Simpson (1813-1883) and Josiah Simpson (1815-1874). Many of those represented were Princeton University graduates.
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Thomas Naylor Stanford Collection, 1818-1865
C1233
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence, documents, and ephemera relating to nineteenth-century New York City publisher and bookseller Thomas Naylor Stanford.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Symmes H. Stillwell (1840-1934) of Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey, served in the Union Army with the 9th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry from September 1861 until October 1864 during the American Civil War. This collection consists mostly of Stillwell's Civil War papers, including a sizeable number of letters as well as diaries and various documents that provide information about Stillwell's experiences as well as those of his regiment. The letters, in particular, provide detailed descriptions and offer insight into various aspects of the war, such as camp life, battles, the aftermath of battles, and widespread sickness amongst the troops. They also reveal Stillwell's political leanings, his opinions about African Americans, specifically black military regiments, and his enthusiasm for the war. The collection also consists of some Stillwell family correspondence and legal documents.
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James P. Walker Papers, 1850-1886
C0356
6 boxes 3.2 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
James P. Walker was an American publisher, author, and co-founder of Walker, Wise, and Co. (circa 1860). His papers contain sermons, autobiographical notes, a diary, commonplace books, photographs, a scrapbook, memorabilia, and printed matter, with the bulk of the material comprised of personal and professional correspondence, much of it covering the period of the Civil War.
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John S. Copley Civil War Letters, 1861-1862
C1327
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of 24 letters by Union soldier John S. Copley to his friend Robert Moody throughout the first two years of the American Civil War. Copley, who served with the 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (38th Volunteers), includes detailed accounts of battles and life in various military camps.