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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Albert Schweitzer Collection, 1896-1976 (mostly 1930-1965)

C0326
14 boxes
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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Alfred A. Woodhull Collection, 1776-1916

C0358
8 boxes
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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Arthur Machen Collection, 1863-1953 (mostly 1895-1945)

C1120
1 box
Consists chiefly of letters and photographs of Arthur Machen, the Welsh-born writer called "the Apostle of Wonder" because of his mastery of the English language and outstanding creation of supernatural fiction.
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Aubrey Beardsley Collection, 1890-1946

C0056
17 boxes
Aubrey Beardsley was an English draughtsman and author. The collection includes some of his Art Nouveau work, book illustrations, borders, chapter headings, title pages, and posters. Also included are various notes for his writing and holograph manuscripts of "Under the Hill" and "The Ivory Piece." Correspondence with friends and colleagues completes the collection.
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Aubrey Beardsley Collection, 1890-1946

Aubrey Beardsley was an English draughtsman and author. The collection includes some of his Art Nouveau work, book illustrations, borders, chapter headings, title pages, and posters. Also included are various notes for his writing and holograph manuscripts of "Under the Hill" and "The Ivory Piece." Correspondence with friends and colleagues completes the collection.

Charles Edward Kloeber Letters to Margaret Emerson Bailey, 1917-1920

C1104
1 box
Consists of seventy letters sent by Charles Edward Kloeber to author Margaret Emerson Bailey from different countries where Kloeber was working as a correspondent for the Associated Press of America.
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Charles Grosvenor Osgood Papers, 1880-1962

C0540
10 boxes
Consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, memorabilia, family papers, scrapbooks, and an autograph book (1880) of Charles Grosvenor Osgood, reflecting his role as one of Woodrow Wilson's original preceptors (1905) and the importance of the preceptorial system at Princeton. The collection contains typed manuscripts of Osgood's lectures on Milton, Spenser, and Samuel Johnson, addresses and note cards, and professional correspondence.
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Charles Grosvenor Osgood Papers, 1880-1962

Consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, memorabilia, family papers, scrapbooks, and an autograph book (1880) of Charles Grosvenor Osgood, reflecting his role as one of Woodrow Wilson's original preceptors (1905) and the importance of the preceptorial system at Princeton. The collection contains typed manuscripts of Osgood's lectures on Milton, Spenser, and Samuel Johnson, addresses and note cards, and professional correspondence.

Coventry Patmore Collection, 1803-1935 (mostly 1823-1896)

C0219
2 boxes
Consists primarily of some 200 letters written to and by English poet and critic Coventry Patmore.
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Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection, 1832-1954

C0341
20 boxes
Consists of the personal papers of Ernest Cushing Richardson, librarian of Princeton University Library from 1890 till 1925.
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Fidel Castro Photographs Collection, 1950-1989

C0870
1 box
This collection contains approximately 200 black and white photographs of Cuban prime minister, lawyer, and revolutionist Fidel Castro and associates.
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Film Stills Collection, 1908-1986

TC021
176 boxes
The Film Stills Collection consists of stills and publicity portraits of actors and actresses in the American film industry.
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Frank N. Doubleday and Nelson Doubleday Collection, 1734-1966 (mostly 1890-1949)

C0162
33 boxes
Consists primarily of papers of Frank Nelson Doubleday and his son, Nelson, relating to their personal and business relationships with prominent authors and artists published under the Doubleday imprint, such as Joseph Conrad, A. B. Frost, Rudyard Kipling, T. E. Lawrence, and W. Someset Maugham.
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General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, 1502-2012

C0140
107 boxes
Consists of over 3000 miscellaneous items of primarily American literary, historical, and political figures, including business and personal letters, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and official documents.
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Hamilton Cottier Papers, 1752-1977

C0594
17 boxes
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.
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Hamilton Cottier Papers, 1752-1977

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.

Herman Melville Collection, 1846-1956

C0321
2 boxes
Consists of copies of letters by American author Herman Melville that were used by Willard Thorp in his selection of Melville's writings published as Representative Selections (1938), as well as other material about Melville.
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Herman Melville Collection, 1846-1956

Consists of copies of letters by American author Herman Melville that were used by Willard Thorp in his selection of Melville's writings published as Representative Selections (1938), as well as other material about Melville.

Kienbusch Angling Collection, 1651-1974 (mostly 1800-1950)

C0245
5 boxes
Consists of manuscripts and letters relating to the history and method of angling collected by Kienbusch (Princeton Class of 1906).
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Latin America photographs collection, 1930-1939

C1355
1 box
An open collection of Latin America photographs.
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Mormons and Mormonism Collection, 1831-1975

WC019
4 boxes
Consists of a collection of miscellaneous material, both originals and copies, related to Mormons, Mormonism, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Albert Einstein Materials, 1913-1975 (mostly 1930-1955)

C1022
5 boxes
Consists of a wide range of miscellaneous material by or about the Nobel Prize-winner and world famous physicist Albert Einstein, including correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, ephemera, medical records, and printed material.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Blanche Pauli Materials, 1866-1932 (mostly 1890-1904)

TC054
4 boxes
Blanche Pauli (born Virginia C. Taney) was an American singer, actress, and vaudeville performer who worked mainly in stock companies touring the northeastern United States and Canada from the late 1890s through 1904. The collection consists of personal and family correspondence and documents, photographs, play scripts and actor's sides, sheet music, playbills, clippings, and other materials related to her professional career. Some materials also relate to Pauli's husband, Herman Utley Boardman; her performance partner, Robson Dalton; and other members of her family.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Blanche Pauli Materials, 1866-1932 (mostly 1890-1904)

Blanche Pauli (born Virginia C. Taney) was an American singer, actress, and vaudeville performer who worked mainly in stock companies touring the northeastern United States and Canada from the late 1890s through 1904. The collection consists of personal and family correspondence and documents, photographs, play scripts and actor's sides, sheet music, playbills, clippings, and other materials related to her professional career. Some materials also relate to Pauli's husband, Herman Utley Boardman; her performance partner, Robson Dalton; and other members of her family.

Princeton University Library Collection of Circus Miscellany, 1837-1982

TC118
17 boxes
The Miscellaneous Circus Collection consists of subject files on all aspects of the circus: acts, organizations, and specific performers and circuses. Included are photographs, manuscripts, programs, broadsides, posters, scrapbooks, clippings, and other ephemera.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Early Photographs of Greece, 1852-1984

C0908
4 boxes
The Early Photographs of Greece Collection is an open collection for general photographs of sites and subjects in Greece. Included are panoramic photographs of the Parthenon, Athens, and Smyrna, along with other photographs of Greece.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Robert Frost Materials, 1924-1977

C1060
2 boxes
Consists of selected correspondence, poetry, photographs, and printed material of and relating to 20th-century American poet Robert Frost.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Western Americana Photographs, 1840-1998 (mostly 1870-1915)

WC064
144 boxes
Consists of a closed collection of more than 5,000 Western Americana photographs, consisting mostly of documentary photographs of the Trans-Mississippi West from the late 1860s to early 1900s. Subjects include American Indians (especially studio portraits), natural wonders, cities, towns, buildings, and economic activities (mining, railroads, logging, and agriculture). Some photographs relate to the Indigenous populations of Mexico and Central America. The dimensions, physical formats, and photographic processes of the photographs vary widely.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Western Americana Photographs, 1840-1998 (mostly 1870-1915)

Consists of a closed collection of more than 5,000 Western Americana photographs, consisting mostly of documentary photographs of the Trans-Mississippi West from the late 1860s to early 1900s. Subjects include American Indians (especially studio portraits), natural wonders, cities, towns, buildings, and economic activities (mining, railroads, logging, and agriculture). Some photographs relate to the Indigenous populations of Mexico and Central America. The dimensions, physical formats, and photographic processes of the photographs vary widely.

Princeton University Library Collection of William Holman Hunt Materials, 1853-1926

C1071
1 box
Consists primarily of selected correspondence of William Holman Hunt, the British painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
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P.U.L.C. Jewish American Writers Issue Collection, 1913-2002

C0919
2 boxes
Consists of original poems, stories, and essays that were printed in the special Autumn 2001/Winter 2002 issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle on Jewish American writers.
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Theater Photographs Collection, 1901-1976 (mostly 1925-1955)

TC090
133 boxes
The Theater Photographs Collection contains still photographs of American actors and actresses as well as scenes from plays and includes clippings and printed matter.
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Thomas Potts Johnson Collection, 1769-1846

C0471
8 boxes
Consists of miscellaneous papers relating to Thomas Potts Johnson's legal practice covering the New Jersey counties of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Essex; papers pertaining to his position as New Jersey attorney general; and two family photograph albums.
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Thomas Potts Johnson Collection, 1769-1846

Consists of miscellaneous papers relating to Thomas Potts Johnson's legal practice covering the New Jersey counties of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Essex; papers pertaining to his position as New Jersey attorney general; and two family photograph albums.

Vachel Lindsay Collection, 1903-1930

C0043
1 box
The Vachel Lindsay Collection consists of correspondence, poetry manuscripts, photographs, drawings, and printed material of the American poet Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931).
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Virgilio Piñera Collection, 1941-1984

C0749
1 box
Virgilio Pinera (1912-1979) was a Cuban novelist, playwright, and storywriter. The collection consists of his works, including manuscripts of various poems, an unfinished play, theatrical sketches, and prose essay. The collection also contains Piñera's extensive correspondence with Humberto Rodriguez Tomeu (1919-1994), a Cuban short story writer and translator, and Witold Gombrowicz's correspondence with Rodriguez Tomeu.
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Virgilio Piñera Collection, 1941-1984

Virgilio Pinera (1912-1979) was a Cuban novelist, playwright, and storywriter. The collection consists of his works, including manuscripts of various poems, an unfinished play, theatrical sketches, and prose essay. The collection also contains Piñera's extensive correspondence with Humberto Rodriguez Tomeu (1919-1994), a Cuban short story writer and translator, and Witold Gombrowicz's correspondence with Rodriguez Tomeu.

Western Americana glass plate negatives collection, 1920-1922

WC059
6 boxes
Consists of 319 glass plate negatives of landscape scenes in the Western United States, including the South Dakota Badlands and Yosemite Valley, taken on various geological and palaeontological expeditions under the aegis of Princeton University from 1920-1922.
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