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Princeton University mounted an exhibition booth including photographs and information about the school at the Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1900, a world's fair held in Paris, France between April and November 1900. The collection includes photographs, graphic charts, and wall labels used in the exhibition, as well as an official certificate awarded to Princeton University for its exhibition.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Kostas Zēmerēs was born in 1886 in Katēchōri Pelion. He studied at the Commercial School of Volos, where he took his first lessons from the painter Iōannēs Poulakas. In 1904 he went to the United States where he worked in photo labs collaborating with painters and photographers. There he had the opportunity to study at the Art Institute of Saint Louis. He returned to Greece in 1912 where he was recruited during the Balkan Wars. Later, after the World War I, he remained in Athens working with great photographers, such as George Bouka and Nelly's. Finally he returned to Volos where he worked as a professional photographer and painter. He participated in many exhibitions in Greece and abroad, such as in Calais (France) in 1925 and Liverpoool (England) in 1926. He received the gold medal at the International Exhibition of Thessalonikē (Greece) in 1932 and 1936. Zēmerēs gave us the unique photographs of the painter Theophilos Chatzēmichaēl. He died at the age of 96. Consists of an open collection of silver prints depicting Greek landscapes by Kōstas Zēmerēs.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected papers in Russian and English of Russian playwright, novelist, and storywriter Evgenii Ivanovich Zamiatin, primarily after 1931, when he emigrated to Paris, France. Included are autograph and typed manuscripts, articles, and letters.
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C. A. Young Collection, 1873-1897
C0345
4 boxes 1.3 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists, for the most part, of letters written to nineteenth-century Princeton astronomer C. A. Young by other astronomers and scientific instrument makers.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected material by and about the Irish poet and dramatist William Butler Yeats, including correspondence, a poetry manuscript, photographs, family items, and Cuala Press ephemera.
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John Butler Yeats Collection, 1909-1978 (mostly 1911-1922)
C0672
22 boxes 8 items 9.31 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of original manuscripts, drawings, correspondence, miscellaneous materials, photographs and portraits, articles, clippings, and other printed material by and related to the Irish portrait painter John Butler Yeats.
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Theodore Wratislaw Collection, 1928-1933
C1276
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence, typescript poems, and corrected proofs of the British poet Theodore Wratislaw. The bulk of his correspondence is with John Gawsworth, pseudonym of British writer and poet Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong.
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William Wordsworth Collection, 1799-1847
C1295
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected autograph manuscript poems and correspondence of William Wordsworth, one of England's most respected poets of the nineteenth century.
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Lawrence Crane Woods Collection, 1888-1957
C1275
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and student account books of Lawrence Crane Woods, a member of the Princeton Class of 1891 and vice president and assistant manager for the Equitable Life Assurance Society.
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Alfred A. Woodhull Collection, 1776-1916
C0358
8 boxes 7.5 linear feet

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Consists of works, correspondence, genealogical information, photographs, miscellaneous material, and printed works of surgeon and medical inspector Alfred A. Woodhull (Princeton Class of 1856).
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Consists of selected manuscripts, correspondence, and documents of John Witherspoon, who was sixth president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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Edmund Wilson Collection, 1917-1971
C0832
1 box 0.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected letters and manuscripts by or about Edmund Wilson (Princeton Class of 1916), an American literary critic and author.
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Stephen French Whitman Collection, 1880-1950
C0178
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of manuscripts of Stephen French Whitman (Princeton Class of 1901), as well as correspondence and documents concerning their publication and the career of the author.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of selected autograph letters and notes of the American-born, England-based painter and etcher James McNeill Whistler addressed to his friend Jonathan Sturges, Princeton Class of 1885, the majority of which relates to the affair of the "Baronet and the Butterfly," a public scandal which concerned an oil portrait of Lady Eden.
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Consists chiefly of letters (1903-1927) sent by the American novelist Edith Wharton to her English friends Alfred and Hester Austin. During that period Wharton lived in Lenox, Massachusetts, and several places in France.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of selected correspondence of the Duke of Wellington, chiefly with Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville. Wellington is best known as the British general who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo (1815).
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Morris Weeks Manuscripts, 1969
C0620
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of manuscripts of Hello Mexico (1970), a work by Morris Weeks (Princeton Class of 1934) which describes the history, government, and culture of the people of Mexico.
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Daniel Webster Collection, 1824-1852
C1279
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of and about Daniel Webster, the nineteenth-century American attorney, congressman, and secretary of state.
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A collection of letters and documents of Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, the English historian, Member of Parliament, connoisseur, playwright, and novelist, and of his father Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, who was to become England's longest running Prime Minister.
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The Garret D. Wall Collection, dating from 1609-1909, consists primarily of material from the legal practice of Garret D. Wall (1783-1850). The bulk of the material dates from 1807 to 1850, when Wall was actively practicing law, serving in the United States Senate, and serving as judge of the Court of Appeals of New Jersey.
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Consists of selected letters and a manuscript of John Von Neumann, one of the 20th century's preeminent mathematicians, and an early pioneer in fields such as game theory, nuclear deterrence, and modern computing.
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Francis Vielé-Griffin Collection, 1875-1932
C0198
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Contains manuscripts and miscellany, but the bulk of the collection consists of family and literary correspondence of the American-born French poet Francis Vielé-Griffin.
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Vardaman Collection, 1881-1927
TC089
8 boxes 4 linear feet

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Mansel V. Boyle (1877-1945) was a popular vaudeville performer best known by the stage name Vardaman. Active on the vaudeville circuit from 1901 through 1925, Vardaman was billed as a female impersonator, often appearing on programs as "Vardaman, the Gay Deceiver" or "Vardaman, the Auburn-haired Beauty." The collection consists of papers of Vardaman, including personal and business correspondence, appointment books, route sheets, contracts, scripts, photographic materials, clippings, and playbills, as well as photographs and printed materials documenting other vaudeville, minstrel, and burlesque performers active from the 1880s through the 1920s.
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Consists of photographs taken and printed by Carl Van Vechten, primarily during the 1930s to 1940s, following his career as a music critic, journalist, and author.
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John Trumbull Collection, 1768-1842
C1237
1 box 0.2 linear feet

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Consists of selected correspondence and documents of John Trumbull, the American artist known as the "Painter of the American Revolution." One of his historical paintings, Declaration of Independence, was used for the image on the reverse of the U.S. $2 dollar bill.
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Consists of envelopes both used and unused (also known as covers), letters, postcards, documents, postage stamps, and a variety of other philatelic material from around the world as collected and annotated by the Reverend William Hogarth Tower (1871-1950). The collection spans the topics of English Postal History, United States Postal History, War Covers, Philatelic Miscellany, and Franking.
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Alice B. Toklas Collection, 1950-1965
C1223
1 box 0.2 linear feet

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Consists primarily of letters (1952-1965) Alice B. Toklas wrote to her friends Lloyd Frankenberg and his wife, the painter Loren MacIver. Toklas is best known as the life partner of writer Gertude Stein.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Contains manuscripts, correspondence, documents, and photographs concerning the Throop and Throop Martin families of New Jersey. In addition to the family correspondence, there is an autograph collection and other miscellaneous items.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and drafts and/or corrected typescripts of short stories, articles, and five novels of American novelist Benedict Thielen.
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Anton Tedesko Collection, 1936-1985
C1456
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Anton Tedesko was a German-born structural engineer who pioneered the development of thin-shell concrete roofs. Consists of four small groups of papers of Anton Tedesko.
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The Robert H. Taylor Collection consists of over 4,000 3,300 manuscripts illustrating in their wide range the scope of English literature from the fourteenth century to the 1940s. This finding aid focuses on the modern manuscripts, both bound and unbound, in the collection, which is designated "RTC01" within the Manuscripts Division of the Special Collections Department of the Princeton University Library. However, a brief listing of the collection's Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts is included.
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Hugh S. Taylor Papers, 1911-1972
C0563
13 boxes 1 tube

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Consists of articles, correspondence, and printed matter of Hugh S.Taylor, chairman of the Princeton Chemistry Department (1926-1951) and dean of the graduate school (1945-1958).
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Allen Tate Collection, 1931-1979
C0648
1 box 0.45 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of letters and postcards to various friends, fellow poets, and associates by American poet and editor Allen Tate.
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Beecher Family Collection, 1845-1886
C1217
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected manuscript material of three members of the Beecher family -- Harriet Beecher Stowe, Catharine Beecher, and Henry Ward Beecher -- who became nationally known for their work on abolition and women's suffrage.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of works, correspondence, diaries, photographs, scrapbooks, and printed matter of J. Duncan Spaeth, a preceptor (1905-1911) and professor of English (1911-1935) at Princeton.
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Joanna Southcott Collection, 1793-1864
C0755
7 boxes 2.4 linear feet

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Southcott, an English domestic servant, began hearing voices at the age of 42 and believed these to be divine communications prophesying the Second Coming of Christ. She dictated her prophecies primarily to her secretaries, Ann Underwood and Jane Townley, and these were often copied by others and then circulated among the believers. Consists of a collection of manuscripts of Southcott and material related to her. Included are 12 notebooks and 63 pamphlets or loose writings containing copies (1793-1814) in various hands of Southcott's divine communications, letters, poems, and prayers.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of manuscripts, letters, and documents of Samuel Stanhope Smith, covering, for the most part, the years (1795-1812) he served as president of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence and documents of carpenter-architect Robert Smith, the leading building professional in Philadelphia in the eighteenth century, chiefly concerning the building of Nassau Hall at The College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and the house of the college president.
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Samuel Shellabarger Collection, 1916-1956
C0218
7 boxes 2.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Samuel Shellabarger attended Princeton University as member of the Princeton Class of 1909 and was an English professor between 1914-1923. The collection contains Samuel Shellabarger's manuscripts for two biographies and five works of historical fiction, as well as a small amount of miscellaneous material related to his writings.
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Sergeant Family Collection, 1746-1843
C1192
1 box 0.4 linear feet

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Consists of selected correspondence and documents by and about three members of the Sergeant family and their relationship with the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) during the Colonial period: Jonathan Sergeant, his son Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, and his grandson John Sergeant.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The collection contains both original and printed material relating to Albert Schweitzer, the French missionary physician who founded the Lambaréné Hospital in French Equatorial Africa in 1913 and who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his philosophy of "reverence for life."
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The William Michael Rossetti Collection consists of manuscripts, sketches, correspondence, and miscellanea of the English art critic and essayist William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919).
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Edwin Arlington Robinson Letters, 1899-1968
C0193
1 box 0.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of original letters and transcriptions of additional letters by Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes.
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Chalfant Robinson Collection, 1198-1935
C0339
3 boxes 2.9 linear feet

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Consists mainly of original manuscripts, photostats, and transcripts of German, French, and Italian Medieval and Renaissance legal documents, including papal bulls, passports, wills, deeds, petitions, wax seals, and manor rolls collected by Chalfant Robinson.
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George Maxwell Robeson Collection, 1842-1890
C1187
2 boxes 0.8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence of George Maxwell Robeson, attorney general of New Jersey, relating to his appointment as Secretary of the Navy in June 1869.
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James Robertson was one of the first prominent traveller-photographers to depict scenes of mid-nineteenth century Greece. Of Scottish descent, he has been identified as the engraver James Robertson, who worked in London around 1830. He first settled in Constantinople in 1841, where he spent forty years of his life working as a master engraver in the imperial mint. His photography career began in the early 1850's when he opened a photographer's studio in Peran, the European district of Constantinople. His photographs, which were immediately popular among the art lovers of his period, appeared in international exhibitions in Paris and London and were frequently reproduced in the leading periodical "The London Illustrated News". He died in 1888 in Yokohama. Robertson earned his place in the history of photography with his coverage of the Crimean war, and with his photographs of Constantinople and other historical Mediterranean sites, such as Athens, Malta, Damascus, Egypt and the Holy Land. A close study of his work in Athens reveals that he first visited the city in 1853-1854 and probably returned later with Felice Beato, another renowned, somewhat younger, photographer. The monuments of the Acropolis (Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheum) and the city of Athens (Temple of Olympian Zeus, Tower of the Winds, Gate of Athena Archegetis, Lysicrates Monument) as well as the Temples of Poseidon in Sounion, Aphaia on the island of Aegina, and Apollo in Corinth were magnificently portrayed by his camera while contemporary Athens was only infrequently depicted or used as a setting for its ancient remains. Although he rarely photographed people in his early work, in later work he handled them with consummate skill as a means of alleviating the monotony of ancient ruins and as an allusion to contemporary paintings. (http://www.benaki.gr/index.asp?id=1020101&lang=en) Consists of an open collection of photographs of Robertson.
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Jonathan Rhea Legal Papers, 1774-1892
C0521
2 boxes 0.8 linear feet

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This collection consists of correspondence and legal documents of eighteenth-century lawyer and legal clerk Jonathan Rhea (1758-1815), of Trenton, New Jersey, as well as legal records created by others following his death. The materials mainly reference land transactions, lawsuits, and the collecting of debts in the Trenton area, but also extending to New Brunswick, Burlington, Monmouth County, and other localities.
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Agnes Repplier Letters, 1901-1917
C1186
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of twenty letters of Agnes Repplier, an American essayist and biographer whose writing career spanned sixty-five years. Most of the letters are addressed to her friend Margaret Farrand (Mrs. WIlson Farrand).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence and documents of three members of the Reading family of New Jersey: Thomas Reading, his brother George, and their father, Governor John Reading. Most of the material deals with incidences during the time of the American Revolutionary War.
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Joseph Reade Letters, 1795-1796
C1272
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of nineteen autograph letters sent by Joseph Reade to his father, John Reade, while he was a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) as a member of the Class of 1796.
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The Pyne-Henry Collection is a diverse group of documents, letters and writings relating to Princeton University, covering an array of topics primarily concerning student life and administrative activities. The collection consists of letters, essays and orations, reports, memoranda, minutes, proclamations, accounts and class lists, and other documents written by students, faculty and administrators which, along with other administrative records and Trustee Minutes, constitute the earliest records and documentary history of the University. Most of these papers and records were amassed by Princeton alumni Moses Taylor Pyne (Class of 1877) and Bayard Henry (Class of 1876) during the latter half of the nineteenth century.
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Princeton has participated in intercollegiate rowing contests since 1874. The collection consists of photographs, memorabilia, scrapbooks, programs, correspondence and posters documenting the history of the Princeton University rowing program.
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The Princeton Equality Project, founded in 2010, is an activist group focused on LGBT issues. The Princeton Equality Project records document the the group's activities during the 2015-2016 school year.
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The Princeton Scientific Expeditions Collection brings together original materials from the university archives that document the work of various scientific expeditions conducted under the aegis of Princeton University and its corporate predecessors. The connection with the university ranges from enterprises duly authorized in the trustees' minutes to expeditionary tasks that happen to have been carried out by members of the university faculty, often with little official notice of Princeton as an institution.
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George Pretyman Collection, 1741-1886
C1383
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of material of British clergyman and bishop George Pretyman (also known as George Pretyman Tomline) related to William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) and others.
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Ernest Poole Collection, 1922-1927
C0180
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of three manuscripts of American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner Ernest Poole, as well as some other papers and correspondence..