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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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of 97 letters and documents of various Italian church and political figures of the 17th century, primarily in Florence, Pisa, and Rome, chiefly in Italian but also including some in Latin, dating from 1598 to 1699.
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19th-Century Maritime Collection, 1781-1928
C0501
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence, documents, financial material, and printed matter of Caleb Bates, captain of the Juno of Boston, John B. Church, marine insurance underwriter, and others involved in predominantly nineteenth-century American maritime trade.
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United States. Continental Army. Canadian Regiment, 1st
Consists of forty-three payroll sheets and fifteen muster rolls, dating from 1776 to 1780, of the 1st Canadian Regiment, which supported colonial efforts during the American Revolution. Also included is a copy of Senate Bill S. 186 submitted to the 33rd Congress by the Committee on Revolutionary Claims in 1854.
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Selfe, Norman, 1839-1911
Consists of a photograph album containing over 300 photographs of urban and rural locations in North America, Hawaii, and New Zealand, collected by Australian engineer Norman Selfe (1839-1911) during his 1884 tour to inspect engineering and architectural works abroad. The photographs document street architecture in San Francisco, California; redwood logging ventures in Humboldt County, California; as well as locations in the Oregon, Washington, and Utah Territories; the states of Colorado, Nevada, Missouri, Illinois, New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts; federal buildings in Washington, D.C.; and cities and natural features in Canada, including British Columbia, Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls, and the St. Lawrence River. Includes photographs taken by William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), George Dobson Valentine (1852-1890), George Fiske (1835-1918), I. W. Taber (1830-1912), and others.
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Bazaine, Achille François, 1811-1888
A collection of 74 letters and documents, 1862-1866, concerning the efforts of the French to establish and maintain an empire in Mexico under the rule of the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian (1832-1867). Almost all the letters were sent to General Achille François Bazaine.
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A.C. McClurg & Co.
Consists of 47 letters from F. G. Browne on behalf of the Publishing Department at Chicago-based American publisher A.C. McClurg & Co. to the firm's London literary agent C. F. Cazenove, regarding the sale of American titles in England, financial transactions, and other business matters related to publishing.
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Pollis, Adamantia.
This collection consists of personal and professional papers of Adamantia Pollis, professor of political science on the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research in New York. Included are drafts of various articles, papers of her students, personal memorabilia and papers, grant proposals, and correspondence.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists mostly of correspondence among members of the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistiche Deutsches Arbiterspartei) and with Hitler's adjutants Wiedemann and Brückner. Original material from Hitler himself is limited and of no real contextual importance (birthday wishes, New Year's wishes, thanks for wishes made unto him, etc.). There are a few letters concerning Nazi "Judenpolitik" (Jewish policy), some regarding arrests and camp conditions, others concerning scandalous associations with Jews. Military concerns are few and interspersed throughout. The majority of the material, mostly directed to Hitler, consists of wishes of health, happy birthdays, thank you's. Most of the Nazi officers present at the Nuremburg Trials are featured in the collection.
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A. D. Power Collection, 1837-1946
C0601
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Power, A. D. (Arnold Danvers)
Consists primarily of letters received by A. D. Power, who worked for the English publishing firms of Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons and W. H. Smith and Son.
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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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A. Jacobi Papers, 1794-1936 (mostly 1880-1919)
C0724
5 boxes 2.1 linear feet

Jacobi, A. (Abraham), 1830-1919
The A. Jacobi Papers consists of offprints of writings and lectures, correspondence, memorials, and other miscellanea of the German physician, pediatrician, author, and first professor of children's diseases in the United States Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919).
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Downer, Alan S. (Alan Seymour), 1912-1970
Consists of personal papers of Alan S. Downer, Princeton professor of English (1946-1970), including correspondence, articles, lecture notes, and photographs, as well as material relating to various professional organizations to which he belonged, much of it associated with American theater.
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Warren, Alba H., Jr
Consists of selected papers of Alba Houghton Warren (Princeton Class of 1936), professor of English at Princeton (1945-1955), relating to his earlier work "Richard Hengist Horne: A Literary Biography," which apparently was never published.
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Bensoussan, Albert
Albert Bensoussan is a writer, translator, and professor emeritus of Spanish literature at the University of Haute-Bretagne in Rennes, France. This collection consists of correspondence to Bensoussan from various Latin American authors whose works he has translated. Also included are writings from Bensoussan and others, interview transcripts, typescripts, and collected articles and essays about Latin American authors.
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Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Consists of a photocopied duplicate archive of the original Albert Einstein Archive at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, divided into scientific and non-scientific sections, including published and unpublished manuscripts, articles, lectures, notebooks, notes, travel diaries (1925-1933), family papers, and correspondence.
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Friend, Albert Mathias, Jr., 1894-1956
Albert Mathias Friend, Jr. (Princeton Class of 1915), was an officer and a scholar. Friend served in World War I and then did his graduate studies in art and architecture in Europe, studying and salvaging the great works of art and architecture that may have been damaged by the fighting. He then worked with Harvard's Dumbarton Oaks Research Library before becoming a professor at Princeton University. The collection contains notes and course materials from Friend's time as a student and as a professor, correspondence, and some of his research materials, photographs, and negatives, focusing on medieval art and architecture in Greece, Rome, and other Mediterranean cultures.
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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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Reyburn, Albert T. (Albert Tevis), 1908-1963.
The Albert T. Reyburn Collection of German Legal Documents consists of nine 16th-, 17th-, and 18th-century German legal documents collected by Albert T. Reyburn (Princeton Class of 1931). All the documents are in German, some with wax seals in wood cases attached, and with notes in English made by Reyburn.
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Alexander Chambers Papers, 1864-1938
C0612
4 boxes 1.5 linear feet

Chambers, A. B. (Alexander B.)
Consists of papers of American commodities agent Alexander Chambers, much of which deals with his commercial agent, H. H. Steel, in Guatemala.
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Wainwright, Alexander D.
Alexander D. Wainwright (Princeton Class of 1939) was an avid bookman and collector. He had a lengthy career at the Princeton University Library, serving as assistant university librarian for collection development and as curator of the Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists. His collection consists of of manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, and related material by and about Thomas Wolfe, the American novelist, playwright, and storywriter.
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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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Thompson, Alexander Marshall
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

Scotland, Alexander, 1848-1893
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

Von Enke, Alexander, 1650-1687
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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Alexandre Dumas Proofs, circa 1874
C1659
0.2 linear feet 1 half manuscript box

Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870
Consists of hand-corrected proofs of Alexandre Dumas père's 1854 play, La Jeunesse de Louis XIV, as revised by Alexandre Dumas fils, circa 1874. Written by Dumas père while he was in exile in Belgium, the play was rejected by censors in Paris. Although it was published in the Michel Lévy's edition of Dumas père's Théâtre Complet, the play had only been performed in Brussels, Belgium. This version by Dumas fils contains rewrites, additions, and cuts throughout, and was performed in Paris in 1874.
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Alexandros Xydēs Collection, 1939-2000
C1376
4 boxes 1.6 linear feet

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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Alfonso Ortiz Papers, 1926-1993 (mostly 1960-1989)
WC126
86 boxes 82.5 linear feet

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Órtiz, Alfonso, 1939-1997
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

Hodder, Alfred, 1866-1907
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.