Manuscripts Division

Manuscripts Division

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Housed in Firestone Library, the Manuscripts Division of the Department of Special Collections includes material documenting 5000 years of recorded history and all parts of the world, with strengths in Western Europe, the Near East, the United States, and Latin America.

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Alexander Hamilton Collection, 1784-1803
C1067
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of Alexander Hamilton, often regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of letters written by Alexander Marshall Thompson while he was attending the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) from 1889 to 1893, giving a view of a student's social, athletic and academic life, while providing valuable information regarding the history of the College.
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Alexander Scotland Collection, 1869-1893
WC008
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, a diary (1869), and a journal (1888) of Alexander Scotland (Princeton Class of 1874), most of which reflects the life he led in Colorado mining areas after leaving the East because of tuberculosis.
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Alexander von Enke Horoscopes, 1678
C1500
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Collection consists of three horoscopes, circa 1678, in German and some Latin, all prepared for Baron Alexander von Enke (1650-1687), who served in the army of the Electorate of Saxony and fought against the Ottoman Turks during the Great Turkish War (1683-1699). Johann Henrich Voigt (1613-1691), an astronomer, astrologer, and almanac-compiler, prepared two of the volumes. The author of the third is unknown.
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Alexandros Xydēs Collection, 1939-2000
C1376
4 boxes 1.6 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of the collection of Alexandros Xydēs, Greek diplomat and art critic. Included are typed manuscripts, correspondence, off-prints, ephemera, and other printed material with a focus on Greek politics, Cyprus, human rights, and international relations.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of phonotapes of approximately fifty-five hours duration made primarily at San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, by anthropologist Alfonso Ortiz to help preserve the language and the culture, and to perpetuate the oral tradition, of the Tewa-speaking Pueblo.
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Alfonso Ortiz Papers, 1926-1993 (mostly 1960-1989)
WC126
86 boxes 82.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of personal, professional, and academic papers of the Pueblo anthropologist Alfonso Ortiz (1939-1997), including correspondence, working files, and materials related to the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA).
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Alfred and Mary Gwinn Hodder Papers, 1875-1941
C0450
86 boxes 36.20 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Alfred and Mary Gwinn Hodder Papers consists of writings, correspondence, documents, photographs, miscellaneous material, and printed matter of attorney and author Alfred LeRoy Hodder. Also included are similar papers of his wife, Mary Gwinn Hodder, who was a professor of English literature.
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Alfred A. Woodhull Collection, 1776-1916
C0358
8 boxes 7.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of works, correspondence, genealogical information, photographs, miscellaneous material, and printed works of surgeon and medical inspector Alfred A. Woodhull (Princeton Class of 1856).