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Office of Physical Planning Records, 1869-1994 (mostly 1946-1994)

AC154 124 boxes 3 folders 160 items
The Office of Physical Planning was the division of Princeton University's Department of Facilities charged with oversight of the construction of new buildings on campus and alterations to existing structures. The records consist of office files and architectural drawings in a variety of formats.

Office of Research and Project Administration Records, 1938-2010

AC132 93 boxes 2 folders 22 digital files
The Office of Research and Project Administration acts as coordinator for all grants sought by the University, and also ensures the conformance of University practice with governmental regulations. The collection consists of annual reports, board minutes, policies, and interoffice correspondence of ORPA. Additionally, it contains files assembled for large-scale university research projects such as the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, as well as on research-related issues such as the use of human subjects and biosafety.

Humanities Council Records, 1935-2021

AC143 6 boxes 1 websites .03 GB
The Council of the Humanities was founded in 1953 at Princeton University to foster teaching, research and intellectual exchange. Consists of materials collected and generated by the Council of the Humanities, including materials pertaining to the Ford Foundation Project.

Department of Biology Records, 1892-2007 (mostly 1910-1969)

AC142 18 boxes 2 items
The study of biology began at the College of New Jersey with the appointment in 1830 of botanist John Torrey into a part-time faculty position; it expanded with the formation of the School of Science in the 1870s; and was established as a department in 1904. The collection primarily consists of the records of the Department of Biology assembled during the tenures of Department Chairmen Edwin G. Conklin and Elmer Butler. Included are correspondence, general subject files, and records pertaining to grants, research endowments, publications, and administrative matters such as budgets and staffing. Also includes sponsored research reports and student grade cards.

Joseph Raycroft Papers, 1888-1953, 1992

AC146 7 boxes
Joseph Edward Raycroft was Princeton University's Chairman of the Department of Health and Physical Education. The Papers contain correspondence, writings, press-releases, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia documenting Raycroft's personal life and career. Also included are library catalog lists and other material related to Raycrofts Library of memorabilia

Sesquicentennial Celebration Records, circa 1887-1993 (mostly 1894-1904)

AC141 17 boxes
The collection consists of materials relating to the three-day Sesquicentennial Celebration in October 1896, at which the College of New Jersey became Princeton University. In addition to ephemera and printed material distributed at the celebration, the collection includes a typescript draft of President Francis Landey Patton's sermon, sesquicentennial memorial books, a published sketchbook, official congratulations from other institutions, and press releases and newspaper clippings reporting the events.

Washington Irving Collection, 1831-1858

C1088 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected manuscripts, correspondence, and documents of Washington Irving, often called the first American man of letters.

Mark Twain Collection, 1872-1921 (mostly 1872-1908)

C1036 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Collection consists of material by or about the celebrated American writer Mark Twain, including correspondence, photographs, and ephemera.

Selected Papers of David Paton, 1876-1923

C0599 2 boxes 2.42 linear feet
Consists primarily of letters to Egyptologist David Paton (Princeton Class of 1874) about his four-volume work Early Egyptian Records of Travel: Material for a Historical Geography of Western Asia (1915-1922).

World War I Letters of George W. Glover, 1915-1918

C0432 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of letters written by George W. Glover from England to a Princeton, N.J., friend, George Madison Priest, during World War I.

J. L. Lundy Manuscripts, 1876-1886

C0485 2 boxes 1.4 linear feet
Consists of four book-length manuscripts by American clergyman J. P. Lundy (Princeton Class of 1846) regarding ancient Christianity and prehistoric American religion.

Student Notebooks of John Preston Hoskins, 1891-1892

C0445 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
The Student Notebooks of John Preston Hoskins consists of notebooks of the American educator and German linguist John Preston Hoskins (1867-1935) covering the period that he was a graduate student in Germany. Hoskins later had a lengthy career as a professor of German at Princeton University, teaching from 1895 to 1935.

David Laurence Pierson Scrapbooks, 1817-1953 (mostly 1927-1937)

C0547 6 boxes 5.8 linear feet
Consists of twenty scrapbook volumes (1927-1937) of letters, documents, photographs, newspapers clippings, and printed matter concerning the observance of Constitution Day (Sept. 17), compiled by David Laurence Pierson, who was instrumental in getting national recognition for that day.

Arthur M. Greene Collection, 1902-1953

C0434 4 boxes 2.7 linear feet
Consists of works, correspondence, and memorabilia of Princeton School of Engineering dean Arthur M. Greene, as well as papers of others about him.

James M. Ludlow Manuscripts, 1886-1931

C0347 2 boxes 0.6 linear feet
The James M. Ludlow Manuscripts consist of assorted manuscripts and a small selection of miscellaneous material of the American Presbyterian clergyman, author, and Princeton graduate (Class of 1861), James Meeker Ludlow (1841-1932).

Herman Melville Collection, 1846-1956

C0321 2 boxes 0.6 linear feet
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.

Samuel J. Wilson Papers, 1856-1926 (mostly 1860-1886)

C0588 7 boxes 2.8 linear feet
Consists of correspondence, diaries, memorabilia, and printed matter of Samuel J. Wilson, a ninteenth-century clergyman and teacher at the Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Pa.

Princeton University Library Collection of John Maclean Family Materials, 1795-1874

C0342 3 boxes 2.5 linear feet
Consists of selected personal and family papers of John Maclean (1771-1814), Princeton's first professor of chemistry, including correspondence and documents of Maclean and other family members, including John Maclean Jr. (1800-1886), Archibald Maclean (1810-1894), William Bainbridge (1774-1833), Phebe Bainbridge Maclean, and Mary B. Maclean, as well as a genealogy of the Maclean, Bainbridge, and Taylor families.

Saqui de Sannes Family Correspondence, 1756-1920

C1521 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
Consists of professional and personal correspondence of an aristocratic family from Provence. Most of the letters date from 1756 to 1848 and illustrate how the family negotiated its place during France's Revolutionary era.
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Gawine Drummond Document Collection, 1701-1819

C1282 1 box 1.4 linear feet
Consists of miscellaneous legal documents of Gawine (also spelled Gavin, Gawen, and Gavine) Drummond, county clerk for Monmouth County Court House in the state of New Jersey, and several members of his family.

Markos Veremēs Papers, 1908-1970

C1378 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
Consists of personal papers of Markos Veremēs, a Greek engineer. Included are photograph and postcard albums of Greece, the United States, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, England, Turkey, and Romania; lantern slides and glass-plate negatives of Alaska, correspondence (professional and personal), typed manuscripts, official documents, and printed matter.
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Robert H. Barton Family Correspondence, 1849-1890

C1498 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of incoming correspondence to Robert H. Barton (1811-1898) of Providence, Rhode Island, from his family that begins in the winter of 1849 when Barton left his wife and four children to head to the California gold fields. The 70 plus letters, which continue until the early 1870s, are from various family members and friends all with the common theme of "come home." Also included are a few letters from Barton; some family photographs; and Barton's account statement from Gregory & Waite Groceries & Provisions (Nevada City).

Robert Anderson Family Papers, 1790-1858 (mostly 1835-1858)

C1230 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
Consists of correspondence and documents of various members of the Anderson family, particularly Robert Anderson (1781-1859) of Yorktown and Williamsburg, Virginia.

Roswell H. Lamson Papers, 1845-1894

C0475 4 boxes
Consists of correspondence, diaries (1864, 1870, 1887), photographs, documents, memorabilia, and printed matter of U.S. Naval officer Roswell H. Lamson.

American Civil War Collection, 1861-1865

C1288 2 boxes 2.1 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence and documents related to the American Civil War.

Duffield Family Papers, 1838-1948

C0421 5 boxes 2.25 linear feet
Consists of selected papers of the Duffield family of Princeton, N.J.
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Philosophy Papers of George Tapley Whitney, 1920-1936

C0448 5 boxes
Consists of notes and lectures prepared by George Tapley Whitney while he was a professor of philosophy at Princeton University (1916-1936).

R. D. Blackmore Collection, 1630-1956 (mostly 1873-1899)

C0201 1 box 0.45 linear feet
The collection contains 120 letters, which is mostly personal correspondence, by English novelist and poet R. D. Blackmore.

Benno Elkan Collection of Goethe, 1775-1832

C0314 2 boxes 1.8 linear feet
Consists of miscellaneous material of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet/dramatist/man of letters, collected by Benno Elkan.

Selected Papers of Herbert Spencer Murch, 1852-1943 (mostly 1902-1943)

C0596 2 boxes 1.3 linear feet
Consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and a scrapbook of Herbert Spencer Murch, a professor of English at Princeton (1906-1944).

Boarded Hall Estate (Barbados) Plantation Records, 1676-1887 (mostly 1712-1845)

C1227 2 boxes 1.5 linear feet
Consists of eighteenth and nineteeth-century records of Boarded Hall Estate, a slave plantation in Barbados in the West Indies. The material was found on the estate in the 1820s by George Harnage, the son of its last English owner, and annotated by him in subsequent years.
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End papers, dates not examined

End papers of the original binding of the manuscripts. It contains notes by Harnage regarding a letter he received from "Mr. Crichlow," December 28, 1838, about the main house on the estate having been blown down by the hurricane of 1831, about Goring owning a store in Bridgetown, and about another letter from "Mr. Pyle," proprietor of Brighton Estate which is also in the Parish of St. George.

Albert Bensoussan Working Files on Latin American Writers, 1968-2017

C1561 5 boxes
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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Manuscript Maps Collection, 1700-1900

C1311 6 boxes 9.1 linear feet
Consists of an open collection of manuscript maps. Included is the eastern section of the Mason-Dixon Line drawn by Charles Dixon and Jeremiah Dixon in 1768.
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James Carnahan Collection, 1802-1858

C1029 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of correspondence, documents, and a fragment of a sermon by James Carnahan, ninth president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton).

Maurice Kelley Collection, 1935-1971

C0457 4 boxes 2.7 linear feet
Contains correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and printed matter of American educator and librarian, Maurice Kelley (Princeton Class of 1934).

Evelyn Schuyler Schaeffer Family Papers, 1835-1969

C1565 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of manuscripts and correspondence of author Evelyn Schuyler Schaeffer (1846-1942). Also included in the collection are the papers of her father, George Washington Schuyler (1810-1888), and her maternal uncle, Charles Scribner (1821-1871), founder of the publishing firm Charles Scribner's Sons.

Maria Hornor Lansdale Correspondence, 1884-1931 (mostly 1900-1928)

C0631 4 boxes 1.7 linear feet
Consists of correspondence and miscellanea of the American author Maria Hornor Lansdale (b. 1860).

Pre-Raphaelite collection, 1858-1931

C0181 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of letters written by members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and by individuals associated with or interested in this movement.
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John Bright Letters, 1845-1908

C0203 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of over forty letters by John Bright written while he was a member of Parliament and addressed to various individuals.

Bliss Perry Collection, 1899-1938

C1160 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected manuscripts and correspondence of Bliss Perry, an American scholar and editor especially noted for his work in American literature.

Glen C.H. Perry Papers, 1944-1982

C0543 6 boxes 2.5 linear feet
This collection consists of works, lecture note cards, correspondence, an audio tape, and printed matter of American journalist and publicist Glen C. H. Perry (Princeton Class of 1926).

Thomas Naylor Stanford Collection, 1818-1865

C1233 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence, documents, and ephemera relating to nineteenth-century New York City publisher and bookseller Thomas Naylor Stanford.

Twining Family Papers, 1778-1934 (mostly 1845-1900)

C0817 1 box 0.6 linear feet
Consists of correspondence received by various members of the Twining family, originally of New Haven and Litchfield, Connecticut, and later of New York. There are letters both personal and professional in nature.

Penelope Pennington Collection, 1798-1827

C0002 1 box
Consists of selected letters and manuscripts of Penelope Pennington, who was part of the social and literary women's group that was centered around the English diarist and patron of the arts Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzii (1741-1821).

Charles Henry Smyth Journals, 1892-1908

C0823 2 boxes 0.6 linear feet
Consists of journals kept by Princeton geology professor Charles Henry Smyth, from 1905 until his retirement in 1934.

Peggy Liss Collection on Carlos Fuentes, circa 1970s-1992

C1627 2 boxes
The Peggy Liss Collection on Carlos Fuentes consists of photographs, public relations materials, newspaper clippings, reviews, articles, publications, and program outlines pertaining to the collaboration between Peggy K. Liss and Carlos Fuentes on the television documentary series, The Buried Mirror.

William Griffith Collection, 1914-1944

C1339 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of letters to William Friffith, an American author and editor, from various authors, poets, and editors.

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

C1120 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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.

Gerald Eades Bentley Papers, 1927-1980s (mostly 1940-1970)

C0754 9 boxes
Shakespearean scholar Gerald Eades Bentley was a professor of English at Princeton University (1945-1970) and assistant librarian for Special Collections (1971-1973). His papers consists of notes, typescripts, and galleys for three published works, The Jacobean and Caroline Stage (1941-1968), The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (1971), and The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (1984), as well as various speeches, articles, and correspondence about his works.

G. P. R. James Letters to Richard Bentley, 1829-1852

C1374 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of 139 letters by English novelist and historian G. P. R. James to his London publisher, Richard Bentley.