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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14 Africans vs. One American by Frederic Fox, 1962

C0159
1 box
Consists of the corrected typescript and corrected galley proof of the book 14 Africans vs. One American (1963) by American journalist Frederic Fox (Princeton Class of 1939).
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17th-Century Italian Letters Collection, 1598-1699

C0920
1 box
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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18th-century French Documents, 1700-1799

C0575
2 boxes
Consists of approximately 100 miscellaneous eighteenth-century French documents.

19th-Century Maritime Collection, 1781-1928

C0501
1 box
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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19th-Century Maritime Collection, 1781-1928

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.

1st Canadian Regiment, Continental Army, Payrolls and Muster Rolls, 1776-1854 (mostly 1776-1780)

C1537
1 box
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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360 Photographs of American Scenery Collected by Norman Selfe on the Spots Represented in 1884, 1870-1884

C1573
3 boxes
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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360 Photographs of American Scenery Collected by Norman Selfe on the Spots Represented in 1884, 1870-1884

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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American Steamers / Yosemite Valley, California, circa 1880-1884

4 photographs, including photographs captioned: "S.G. Reed Columbia River," "Fall River Streamers N. York (Steamboat 'Providence')," "'Solano' Train Ferry Straits of Carquinez California," and "S.G. Reed (Dining Saloon)." The verso includes 3 photographs captioned "The Nevada Fall, 617 feet, Yosemite Valley, Cal. (Taber, No. B 3053), "Glacier Point, 3,300 ft. from Anderson's Trail" (Taber, No. B 2628), and "El Capitan, 3,300 ft. (reflected) Tu-toc-a-nula Pass" (Taber, No. B 2630).

Aaron Burr (1716-1757) Collection, 1750-1761

C0090
1 box
This is an open collection for accessions of Aaron Burr (1716-1757) manuscripts, letters, documents, and related material.
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Aaron Marc Stein Mystery Novels, 1930-1984

C0255
30 boxes
Contains manuscripts for 47 mystery novels written by American detective fiction writer Aaron Marc Stein.

Abbott Family Collection, 1707-1890

C0377
4 boxes
The Abbott Family Collection consists of correspondence, poetry, documents, and miscellanea of the Abbott family of New Jersey.

Abdullah Frères Photographs Collection, 1880-1889

C0971
1 box
Consists of an open collection of photographs by the Istanbul photography firm of Abdullah frères.
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Abelardo Oquendo Correspondence, 1958-1993

C0778
1 box
Consists of letters received (1958-1974) by Peruvian author Abelardo Oquendo.

Abraham Brinkerhoff Business Records, 1797-1844

C0397
21 boxes
Consists of business records relating to the nineteenth-century dry goods (especially cotton) business of Abraham Brinkerhoff in New York City.
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Achille François Bazaine Correspondence, 1862-1866

C0865
1 box
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.

A.C. McClurg & Co. Letters from F. G. Browne to C. F. Cazenove, 1905-1906

C1553
1 box
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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Adamantia Pollis Papers, 1936-1973 (mostly 1958-1972)

C0797
4 boxes
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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Adamantia Pollis Papers, 1936-1973 (mostly 1958-1972)

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.

Adolf Hitler Collection, 1912-1946 (mostly 1933-1940)

C0735
5 boxes
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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Adolf Hitler Collection, 1912-1946 (mostly 1933-1940)

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.

A. D. Power Collection, 1837-1946

C0601
1 box
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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Letters A-B, 1858-1955

1 Letter from C.A. Alington, 3 from Robert Baden Powell, 1 from M.F. Baines, 2 from A.E. Bayly, 1 from Wyke Bayliss, 1 from Thomas J. Bainardo, 12 from Lord Beatty, 1 from Lord Belper, 1 from Nellie K. Blissero, 1 from Mr. Brotherton, 1 from Arthur Bryant, 1 from T. Burke, 1 from John Burns.
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Letters C-D, 1852-1944

1 letter from Randall Cantuan, 2 from Cosmo Cantuan, 1 from William Cantuan, 1 from the Bishop of Chichester, 1 from A.C. Clauson, 1 from A. Cope, 1 from B. Costello, 1 from Paul Mary Teresa Craipie, 1from R.A. Christopher, 1 from Dame Rachel Crowdy, 1 from G.F.S. Danielle, 1 from Charles Darling, 1 from H. de Buffon.

Advance from Broadway by Norris Houghton, 1941

C0167
1 box
Consists of manuscripts for Norris Houghton's book Advance from Broadway.

Agnes Repplier Letters, 1901-1917

C1186
1 box
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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Agnes Repplier Letters, 1901-1917

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).

A. Jacobi Papers, 1794-1936 (mostly 1880-1919)

C0724
5 boxes
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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A. Jacobi Papers, 1794-1936 (mostly 1880-1919)

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).