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Princeton University at Exposition Universelle Internationale Records, 1900

AC372 2 boxes
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.

Notes of George L. Denny on Woodrow Wilson Lectures, 1899-1900

C0416 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of four notebooks of George L. Denny (Princeton Class of 1900) containing notes on lectures in history, politics, and jurisprudence delivered by Woodrow Wilson in his courses at Princeton.

Princeton University Bulletin Correspondence, 1899-1901

AC377 1 box
The Princeton University Bulletin, a quarterly publication edited by the president and members of the faculty, was published from 1889 to 1904. The collection contains a single letterpress copybook of business correspondence.
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Philip Vickers Fithian Journal Edited by John Rogers Williams, 1899-1900

C0307 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of the textural material used by John Rogers Williams for his edition of Philip Vickers Fithian: Journal and Letters, 1767-1774. Fithian's journal of his life tutoring on a Virginia plantation is one of the most valuable sources of information on early Virginia plantation life and slavery.
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Undergraduate Alumni Records, 19th century, 1800-1899

AC104-02 203 boxes
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Consists of personal files of former undergraduate students of Princeton University. Information in each file varies greatly but can include the names of relatives, notable achievements and news items, address updates, and obituaries.

Graduate Alumni Records, 1839-1899

AC105-01 3 boxes
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The records consist of the academic files of former graduate students of Princeton University. The information contained in each file varies greatly but can include grades cards, Graduate School applications, a photograph of the student, letters of recommendation, as well as biographical information, lists of achievements, news clippings, and obituaries.
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Notes of James Lawson Norris on Woodrow Wilson Lectures, 1897-1899

C0595 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of six notebooks (1897-1899) of James Lawson Norris (Princeton Class of 1899) containing notes on lectures in jurisprudence, constitutional law, and English common law delivered by Woodrow Wilson in his courses at Princeton.
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Archive of the Commission for Refugee Women and Children from Crete, 1897-1899

C1179 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of material relating to the relief of refugees of the Cretan War of Independence.

Cretan Revolution and Greco-Turkish War of 1897 Collection, 1897

C1242 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of a collection of 205 documents from the papers of former Greek prime minister Dēmētrios Rallēs, concerning the Cretan Revolution and the Greco-Turkish War of 1897.

Jack Randall Crawford Letters to Mason A. Stone, 1897-1901

C1322 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of twenty-four letters of Jack Randall Crawford, Princeton Class of 1901, to his friend Mason A. Stone, who was a student at Yale University.
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Ernest Dowson Collection, 1889-1897

C1325 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of selected letters, both in English and French, by the nineteetnh-century English poet and novelist Ernest Christopher Dowson. His correspondents include other writers, poets, journalists, and editors from France and England.

Nelson A. Miles Memorabilia, 1897

WC016 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of a scrapbook of memorabilia collected by U.S. Army officer Nelson A. Miles while in England representing the United States at Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1897.
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Mathematics Correspondence of Sylvester Robins, 1880-1899

C0515 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of nineteenth-century correspondence of Sylvester Robins discussing mathematical questions, computations, and solutions.

Harry Z. O'Brien Correspondence, 1896-1899

AC336 1 box
Harry Zebulon O'Brien (1878-1907), from Clarksboro, New Jersey, was a member of the Class of 1899. The collection documents student life at Princeton just before the turn of the 20th century.
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Alfred Leeb Collection, 1874-1897

C0480 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of nineteenth-century account books of Alfred Leeb and his wife relating to their home in South Orange, N.J.

Pliny Papers of J. H. Westcott, 1895-1902

C0451 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of manuscript material used in the preparation of Selected Letters of Pliny (1898), edited by Princeton classics professor J. H. Westcott.
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Master's Theses Collection, 1894-2010

AC101 2100 Volumes
Graduate work in a formal sense emerged at Princeton in the 1870s when President James McCosh added new faculty and graduate fellowships. This collection consists of theses submitted toward the fulfillment of requirements for master's degrees at Princeton University.
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Henry S. Julier and F. W. Cram Correspondence, 1891-1910

C1096 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of correspondence of Henry S. Julier with F. W. Cram regarding the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad and the involvement of the American Express Company in its establishment in Maine.

William R. Weeks Papers, 1746-1897

AC320 1 box
The Papers of William R. Weeks, Esq., consist of three folders of material researched and correspondence written for the furtherance of a book on Princeton University's early history Weeks planned to write. The title of the book was to be, "History of the First Endowment of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University." It is highly doubtful that the book was ever written; there is no copy of it on record.
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William R. Weeks Papers, 1746-1897

The Papers of William R. Weeks, Esq., consist of three folders of material researched and correspondence written for the furtherance of a book on Princeton University's early history Weeks planned to write. The title of the book was to be, "History of the First Endowment of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University." It is highly doubtful that the book was ever written; there is no copy of it on record.

Ford Madox Brown Collection, 1854-1893

C1018 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence of the English painter Ford Madox Brown with his daughter and several art friends and colleagues.

William Wells Church Collection, 1893-1910

AC395 1 box
Bill Church was a noted football player at Princeton University at the end of the 19th century. This collection includes correspondence, telegrams, ephemera, clippings, and other materials related to his time at Princeton.
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Alexander Marshall Thompson Letters to His Family, 1889-1893

C1254 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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.

Maria P. Hedden Diaries, 1892-1925

C1737 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of 24 diaries kept by Maria P. Hedden of Edgartown, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard.
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Stephen Thurston Farwell Collection, 1856-1893

C1382 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists mainly of diaries of Stephen Thurston Farwell, a retail clerk living in Chicago during the Civil War who later travels overland to Denver.

Thomas Nast Manuscript Collection, 1860-1922

C1135 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence of American political cartoonist Thomas Nast. Nast's popular artwork influenced presidential elections in the latter half of the nineteenth century, and the letters in this collection reflect both the professional and personal sides of his life.

Dorothy Shipley White Photograph Collection, 1890-1970

MC161 1 box
The Dorothy Shipley White Collection encompasses two sets of photographs, one on the life of Charles deGaulle and the other on French Africa. White presumably collected the photographs in preparation for her book, Black Africa and deGaulle (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1979). Mrs. White sent the photographs and negatives of the deGaulle photographs to Princeton in 1989.
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Dorothy Shipley White Photograph Collection, 1890-1970

The Dorothy Shipley White Collection encompasses two sets of photographs, one on the life of Charles deGaulle and the other on French Africa. White presumably collected the photographs in preparation for her book, Black Africa and deGaulle (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1979). Mrs. White sent the photographs and negatives of the deGaulle photographs to Princeton in 1989.

Rowe Family Photographs, 1890-1950

C1691 1.25 linear feet 1 box
Consists of over one hundred photographs documenting the Rowe family in Spokane and Edgecomb, Washington, and Lawrence County, Missouri. Photographs depict sawmills, steam engine threshers, store interiors, Theodore Roosevelt's "Rough Riders," and snapshots of the Rowe family who operated engines and owned farms in Washington state, Missouri, and Kansas.
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Rowe Family Photographs, 1890-1950

Consists of over one hundred photographs documenting the Rowe family in Spokane and Edgecomb, Washington, and Lawrence County, Missouri. Photographs depict sawmills, steam engine threshers, store interiors, Theodore Roosevelt's "Rough Riders," and snapshots of the Rowe family who operated engines and owned farms in Washington state, Missouri, and Kansas.

Pennington Satterthwaite Collection, 1883-1893

C1145 1 box 1.4 linear feet
Consists of one hundred and twenty-seven original pen-and-ink sketches and watercolor drawings by architect Pennington Satterthwaite, including some sketches and designs he did for the Nassau Herald and other Princeton University publications while he was a student (Princeton Class of 1893).

N. R. Davis & Co. Account Books, 1871-1893

C1162 10 boxes 1.5 linear feet
Consists of ten volumes of accounts for the N. R. Davis & Company cattle ranch in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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Benson Lossing Collection, 1853-1889

C1112 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material of the nineteenth-century American author and illustrator Benson Lossing.

Taos (N.M.) Letters of Bonnie Scotland, 1889-1890

WC009 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of eighteen letters by Bonnie Scotland, a nineteenth-century Englishwoman living in Taos, New Mexico, to her sister, Mary N. Williams, in England.
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Alexander Scotland Collection, 1869-1893

WC008 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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.

Fulton McMahon Collection, 1882-1911 (mostly 1882-1884)

C1119 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists chiefly of academic documents of American politician Fulton McMahon while he was attending the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).

Edwin Mortimer Hopkins Papers, 1887-1894

AC241 1 box
Edwin Mortimer Hopkins was a member of the Princeton University class of 1888, earning an AB in English and completing his MA a year later. The collection documents the undergraduate and graduate career of Edwin Mortimer Hopkins at Princeton, and consists primarily of orations, poetry, and literary essays.
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David Hosack Family Papers, 1793-1916 (mostly 1818-1850)

C0687 1 box 0.4 linear feet
David Hosack (1769-1835) was an American physician, botanist, educator, and graduate of Princeton University (Class of 1789). This collection consists of correspondence, deeds, indentures, wills, maps, printed materials, and other assorted family papers related to estates and land owned by David Hosack and his family. Many of the papers concern land in the Lackawanna River valley of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
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J. Arthur Hutton Angling Notebooks, 1886-1891

C1570 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of two notebooks or scrapbooks dating from 1886 to 1891 kept by noted English angler, J. Arthur Hutton that include a series of essays read before the Manchester Anglers' Association and monthly entries of descriptions of fishing flies.
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Notebook of Essays, 1886-1891

Handwritten journal spanning 269 pages (some of which are blank) that primarily includes a series of essays read before The Manchester Anglers' Association: "Fishing in Derbyshire" (1886) with a map and illustration by the author along with a contemporary newspaper review of the talk with letters to the editor; "The Dove" (1887); "Grayling Fishing" (1887); "Water Flies" (1888), written for the Manchester Anglers' Notebook, with 3 printed color plates of flies; "Manchester Anglers' Notebook," a suggested preface which was not adopted; "Northern Angler's Conference," a speech to move a resolution in favour of better protection of grayling (Leeds November 17, 1888); "Angling Writers on the Distribution of Grayling" (1888); "500 Miles in Norway" (1888), in which Hutton recounts a fishing trip (56 pages); and "A Plea for the Grayling," the opening of a discussion on the advisability of introducing Grayling into the Ribble at Horton (1891).
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Fishing Scrapbook, 1886

A monthly (January-July 1886) scrapbook of 55 handmade fishing flies (actual flies tipped in) with handwritten descriptions. Also included is a handwritten treatise of fly-tying with accompanying drawings by the author; and fishing ephemera, including clippings, cards (including a double-page card titled "Derbyshire Flies" and two of Hutton's membership cards for Ribble Angling Association (1884) and Birdsgrove Fly Fishing Club (1885)), letters, and flies.

George Pretyman Collection, 1741-1886

C1383 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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.

Autograph Book Collection, 1825-1884 (mostly 1848-1882)

AC040 43 boxes
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This collection contains more than two hundred autograph books from more than two hundred members of classes between 1825 and 1884. The books were used to collect not only the autographs of classmates, but also good wishes, bits of favorite verse, letters of farewell, or reminiscences of shared events during undergraduate years.
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University Hotel Records, 1876-1886

AC324 3 Volumes
The University Hotel existed at the corner of Railroad Avenue (today University Place) and Nassau Street from 1876-1887. Consists of three volumes of guest registers from the University Hotel.

Charles and Cora Bonney Correspondence, 1883-1885

C1430 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Contains letters and postcards between Charles Bonney and his wife Cora while Charles was travelling in the American West.
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Stephen Alexander Collection, 1827-1882

C1004 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
Consists primarily of correspondence of nineteenth-century American astronomer Stephen Alexander.

Chester H. King Diaries, 1875-1883

C1510 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of three diaries, two of which chronicle Chester H. King's overland journey to the southwestern frontier from Kansas along the Santa Fe Trail from 1881 to 1883.
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Diary, 1875 February-1876 May

Documents a two-year period that predates King's travels to the southwest and covers various topics. King includes information about his residences in Kankakee County, Illinois and Earl Park, Indiana; some travelling that he did in the area, including a trip to Washington Island (Wisconsin); and his studies and interests. At the beginning of the diary, King explains that similar to a previous diary he kept, this one includes "a little of everything in it, Travels, History, Chronology and Poetry."

Thomas Craig Correspondence, 1882-1899

C1040 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence of the nineteenth-century American mathematician Thomas Craig on various mathematical subjects.
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William Agnew Paton Collection, 1880-1889

C0016 4 boxes
Consists of portfolios of photographs, illustrations, and articles of William Agnew Paton related to his travel books.

Washington's Birthday Celebration Records, 1880-1932

AC200 1 box
Princeton University's Washington's Birthday Celebration Records consist of collected programs, odes, schedules, and clippings pertaining to the University's commemoration of Washington's birthday throughout its history.
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James Geddes Family Correspondence, 1797-1879

C1572 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of family correspondence of James Geddes (1763-1838), a Scottish American surveyor, civil engineer, salt manufacturer, judge, and politician who settled along Onondaga Lake in New York in the 1790s. Included is a detailed list of his expenses related to a 1804 land survey of locations in Onondaga, Cayuga, Oneida, and Oswego counties in New York. Geddes's correspondence, mostly dating from the 1820s and 1830s, pertains to his engineering and surveying work, politics, family matters, and other topics, and includes detailed observations he recorded on local weather patterns, plant life, and topography.
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James Geddes Letters to His Nephews and Nieces, 1827-1838

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Consists of sixteen letters from James Geddes to his nephews and nieces, John Geddes (1801-1889), Robert Geddes (1795-1866), and Jane Geddes (1804-1882) in Michigan, and William Geddes (1802-1877) in Pennsylvania. Most letters are addressed to John Geddes and are written either individually to John, or to John, Robert, and Jane collectively. One letter is addressed to William.

Nassau Hall Bible Society Records, 1813-1877

AC038 2 boxes
The Nassau Hall Bible Society was a student religious organization at the College of New Jersey, active from 1813 through the 1840s and from 1864 through the 1880s. It distributed Bibles and New Testaments throughout New Jersey and across the country. These records contain minutes and financial records of the Society's work.

Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection of Papal Seals, 1484-1903

C1516 1 box 0.4 linear feet
This collection consists of twelve lead papal seals, ranging in dates from the 15th century to the late 19th and early 20th century.

Princeton University Doctoral Dissertations, 1877-2010 (mostly 1950-2010)

AC100 1242 linear feet
The dissertations represent doctoral work in over forty graduate departments. They date from 1877 to the present and they are arranged chronologically.
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Hunter, Rose & Company Collection, 1871-1879

C1085 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence and some documents of the Canadian publisher Hunter, Rose & Company.

Lowes Cato Dickinson Correspondence, 1851-1907

C0152 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of letters from pre-Raphaelite painters to English painter Lowes Cato Dickinson.

Joseph Tucker Papers, 1841-1875

C0030 2 boxes
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Consists of the ship's papers of Joseph Tucker while he was shipmaster of several Wiscasset, Maine, merchant ships. The materials reflect the trading activities of a thirty-year period (1841-1875) between ports including Charleston (SC), Savannah (GA), Liverpool, England, and Le Havre de Grâce (today, Le Havre), France.

Lucy A. Merrill Diaries, 1873-1931

C1738 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of 25 diaries, primarily kept by Lucy Amanda Merrill of Hudson, New Hampshire.
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Hikoichi Orita Diary, 1872-1876

AC033 1 box
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This photocopied two-volume diary was written by Hikoichi Orita (1849-1920), a Japanese student, while he attended Princeton University between 1872 and 1876. Upon his graduation from Princeton, Orita returned to Japan and became a leading educational reformer. Orita made entries in English for each day of his time at Princeton, including accounts and bills paid, as well as memoranda written in Japanese. For the most part, the entries are brief, listing classes and recitations, visits to the chapel, letters from friends, the weather, and some personal notes such as visits with faculty and friends, illnesses and his loneliness. He also writes of travels to New York City, New Brunswick and New England.
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Hikoichi Orita Diary, 1872-1876

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This photocopied two-volume diary was written by Hikoichi Orita (1849-1920), a Japanese student, while he attended Princeton University between 1872 and 1876. Upon his graduation from Princeton, Orita returned to Japan and became a leading educational reformer. Orita made entries in English for each day of his time at Princeton, including accounts and bills paid, as well as memoranda written in Japanese. For the most part, the entries are brief, listing classes and recitations, visits to the chapel, letters from friends, the weather, and some personal notes such as visits with faculty and friends, illnesses and his loneliness. He also writes of travels to New York City, New Brunswick and New England.

Richard Hooper Correspondence, 1856-1876

C1012 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of letters by British author and editor Richard Hooper to his publisher, John Russell Smith.

Charles Felton Pidgin Correspondence on Aaron Burr, 1871-1910

C0194 1 box 0.4 linear feet 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists primarily of letters to American author/inventor Charles Felton Pidgin relating to his study of Aaron Burr (1756-1836).
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Jason Chamberlain Ledger on Hemp Production and Farming, 1846-1880

C1644 1 box
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Consists of a ledger, along with some receipts, advertisements, and correspondence, of Missouri farmer and hemp producer Jason Chamberlain (1804-1901), documenting Chamberlain's business accounts from 1853 to 1880, as well as the accounts of an anonymous Kentucky hemp producer and merchant from 1846 to 1851. These materials provide insight into hemp and other agricultural production in Missouri and Kentucky before, during, and after the American Civil War and document the employment of African American and immigrant laborers during the early Reconstruction era.

George Maxwell Robeson Collection, 1842-1890

C1187 2 boxes 1.2 linear feet
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.

Steward and Refectory Records, 1782-1869

AC032 1 box
The Steward and Refectory records relate to various expenses incurred by students while at Princeton. They are divided into two series. The first, refectory accounts, consists predominantly of lists of students and the amounts due from each for itemized expenses including room and board, tuition, library, servant wages, washing, damages and fuel. Other materials include bills, various accounts and reports, an inventory of furniture belonging to the kitchen in 1816, and bills, accounts and reports relating to the building of a new refectory in 1834-35. The second series consists of accounts, vouchers, correspondence, receipts and statements of expenses relating to the University Steward. The 1869 Steward's file consists of a list of local boarding houses and the owners, student residents and payments.

J. H. Faucher Letters to His Family, 1866-1867

C1332 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of thirteen letters by J. H. Faucher to his parents while he was a seaman aboard the USS Augusta on its official rip to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1866-1867.

Rector's Aid Society Minutes, 1867-1868

AC319 1 box
The Rector's Aid Society was an organization of students at the College of New Jersey who were members of the Protestant Episcopal Church. It provided opportunities for fellowship and theological discussion; it also organized Episcopal services on campus and supported the church's mission in the Princeton area. The Society met monthly to report on its work and discuss a theological topic; this minute book records the proceedings of those meetings.
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Rector's Aid Society Minutes, 1867-1868

The Rector's Aid Society was an organization of students at the College of New Jersey who were members of the Protestant Episcopal Church. It provided opportunities for fellowship and theological discussion; it also organized Episcopal services on campus and supported the church's mission in the Princeton area. The Society met monthly to report on its work and discuss a theological topic; this minute book records the proceedings of those meetings.

Lewis French Stearns Correspondence, 1862-1866

C1257 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of correspondence of Lewis French Stearns (Princeton Class of 1867) from the American Civil War years. The letters shed light not only on general student life at the University in the mid-nineteenth century, but also on the local effects of the war--on the University, its students, and on the town of Princeton, N.J.

John H. Scheide Collection on Slavery in North America, 1688-1865 (mostly 1766-1865)

SL001 1 box 1.4 linear feet
Consists of a group of around forty documents, primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries, that were assembled by collector John H. Scheide on the topic of slavery in North America.

Edward Everett Collection, 1828-1865

C1050 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence of the nineteenth-century American statesman Edward Everett.

Constantine Cavafy Photograph Collection, 1865-1933

C1043 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of photographs of the Greek poet Constantine Cavafy and members of his family that were collected by Ben Sonnenberg.
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Richard B. Cohen Collection of Francis S. Cockran, Reuben Yocum, and Bills Family Materials, 1845-1907

C1712 0.2 linear feet 1 box
Consists of three groups of 19th century materials that were formerly part of the Richard B. Cohen Civil War Collection. These include thirteen letters to Francis S. Cockran (1814-1886), a Maryland businessman, Navy officer, abolitionist, and Underground Railroad supporter; eight letters, bounty payments, and financial documents related to Reuben Yocum, 3rd Assistant Engineer on the U.S.S. Fort Hindman; and miscellaneous business records and letters related to the family business of John Houston Bills (1800-1871) and Leonidas Bills (1828-1881) in Bolivar, Tennessee.

George Mifflin Dallas Collection, 1815-1864

C1041 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of selected correspondence of George Mifflin Dallas, nineteenth-century American senator and vice-president.

George Roden Civil War Letters to His Family, 1861-1864

C1213 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of twenty-eight letters sent by George Roden, Jr., while he was on tour during the American Civil War, to his family in Newark, New Jersey.

United States Colored Troops 39th Infantry Regiment Muster Rolls, 1864 August 31-October 31

C1626 1 box
Consists of a complete set of muster rolls for the 39th Infantry Regiment of United States Colored Troops for the period of August 31st to October 31st, 1864, documenting African American soldiers who fought in the American Civil War in Virginia under the command of Colonel Ozora Pierson Stearns.

American Civil Liberties Union Records, 1864-2011 (mostly 1917-1995)

MC001 4207.37 linear feet 5727 boxes 1886 Volumes 288 items
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the pre-eminent civil liberties organization in the United States, utilizing litigation, lobbying, and public education to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. These records document the administration and work of the ACLU's national office, regional offices, and legal projects, with particular emphasis on the areas of civil rights, children and women's rights, freedom of speech (and all First Amendment questions), and due process, among many others. The records include case files, correspondence, meeting minutes, research files, and files of staff members. Portions of the records (Subgroup 1; Subgroup 2, Series 2, 3, and 4; Subgroup 3, Subseries 5B) have been digitized and are available for members of the Princeton community to view here. To view the database from outside Princeton University, please see the Guide to the American Civil Liberties Union Records.
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American Civil Liberties Union Records, 1864-2011 (mostly 1917-1995)

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the pre-eminent civil liberties organization in the United States, utilizing litigation, lobbying, and public education to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. These records document the administration and work of the ACLU's national office, regional offices, and legal projects, with particular emphasis on the areas of civil rights, children and women's rights, freedom of speech (and all First Amendment questions), and due process, among many others. The records include case files, correspondence, meeting minutes, research files, and files of staff members. Portions of the records (Subgroup 1; Subgroup 2, Series 2, 3, and 4; Subgroup 3, Subseries 5B) have been digitized and are available for members of the Princeton community to view here. To view the database from outside Princeton University, please see the Guide to the American Civil Liberties Union Records.

William A. Prickitt Papers Related to Company G of the 25th United States Colored Infantry Regiment, 1864-1869

C1657 0.4 linear feet 1 box
Consists of a group of military records collected by Captain William A. Prickitt (1839-1929) documenting the daily operations of African American soldiers in Company G of the United States Colored Infantry's 25th Regiment during the final year of the American Civil War.

Philadelphia Navy Yard Collection, 1831-1865

C0545 2 boxes 0.6 linear feet
Consists chiefly of official correspondence and a few documents related to the operations of the Philadelphia Navy Yard starting in the 1830s and leading up to the Civil War.

Newton T. Hartshorn Collection, 1861-1864

C1073 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of thirty-six letters written by Captain Newton T. Hartshorn, U.S. Army, to his brother during the Civil War.

William Tuckey Meredith Letters to Mary Watson, 1863-1864

C0593 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of Civil War letters by Union paymaster William Tuckey Meredith to his fiancee, Mary Watson of Perth Amboy, N. J.

Ferdinand Lassalle Letters, 1862-1864

C1106 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of letters of Ferdinand Lassalle, the German "scientific" socialist who founded the Democratic Socialist Party and in 1862 proposed a theory (Lassalleanism) in opposition to Marxism.

John S. Copley Civil War Letters, 1861-1862

C1327 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of 24 letters by Union soldier John S. Copley to his friend Robert Moody throughout the first two years of the American Civil War. Copley, who served with the 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (38th Volunteers), includes detailed accounts of battles and life in various military camps.

Samuel B. Fisher Civil War Letters, 1862-1865

C1176 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of nine letters sent by Union Army soldier Samuel B. Fisher to his sister in Camden, New Jersey, during the Civil War.
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Sir Edwin Arnold Letters, 1861

C1328 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of fifteen letters (1861) by the English author Sir Edwin Arnold to London publisher Smith, Elder, and Co. regarding his work The Book of Good Counsels.
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Charles Mackay Correspondence, 1857-1872

C1125 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists chiefly of letters to Charles Mackay and George Routledge from 19th-century English and American poets giving permission for their poems to appear in the Mackay/Routledge illustratedd poetry anthology The Home Affections Pourtrayed by the Poets (1858).

Princeton University Library Single Item Acquisitions, 1700-2024

C0140-1 .5 linear feet 1 box
Consists of miscellaneous single-item acquisitions that span multiple collecting areas, topics, genres, and time periods.
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Frederick Douglass Letter to Samuel D. Porter, 1861 April 16

A one-page, signed letter from Frederick Douglass to abolitionist Samuel D. Porter, Rochester, April 16, 1861 on the coming of the Civil War and end of slavery. Per a request Porter had made, the letter includes an extract from a letter by John Brown that Douglass affixed below his signature that reads, "our own faults; follies."
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Frederick Douglass Letter to Samuel D. Porter, 1861 April 16

A one-page, signed letter from Frederick Douglass to abolitionist Samuel D. Porter, Rochester, April 16, 1861 on the coming of the Civil War and end of slavery. Per a request Porter had made, the letter includes an extract from a letter by John Brown that Douglass affixed below his signature that reads, "our own faults; follies."

Frank L. Wood Correspondence, 1861-1939

C0241 1 volume 0.1 linear feet
Consists of a letter album of Frank L. Wood, an American lawyer.

Dickinson Family Collection, 1790-1865

C1047 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists chiefly of correspondence and documents from 1861-1862 when S. Meredith Dickinson was commissioned as a paymaster in the United States Navy, assigned to the U.S. sloop of war Dale.

Paul Cavicchia Collection of American Ships' Photographs, 1860-1929

C1281 1 box 1.25 linear feet
Consists of approximately 325 photographs (mostly copies) of American vessels, including steamboats, river and ferry boats, and ocean liners, that sailed from the 1860s to the 1920s, collected by Paul Cavicchia.
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5"x7" Prints, 1860-1929

Sorted alphabetically by name of ship at time of photograph. List of ships' names, most preceded with S.S. or U.S.S.: Acajulta, Acropolis, Adams, Alaska, Alliance, Algiers, Almirante, Altar, American, Annapolis, Antilles, A[penas] , Arabian (and Manchurian Prince), Aragon, Aragon Sevilla, Assyria, Atlas, Aurania, Aztec, Bay Queen, Beacon, Belgenland, Belgic, Bellingham, Bermuda, Black Hawk, Bluefields, Boston, Bowden, Britannica, British Princess, Calabria, Calawaii, Caledonia, Calgarian, Campania, Camor, Canadian, Canonicus, Cape May, Caracas, Cephalonia (2 pics), Cerarea, Cherokee, Chester, Chippewa, Choluteca, Chrystenah, City of Alpena, City of Berlin, City of Chester, City of Chicago, City of Hickman, City of Honolulu II, City of Lawrence, City of Lowell, City of Macon, City of Montreal (2 pics of 2 different ships), City of New York (2 pics of 2 different ships), , City of Norwalk, City of Norwich, City of Panama, City of Paris, City of Peking, City of Rome (2 pics of 2 different ships), City of Toledo, City of Troy, Colon, Colonial, Columba, Comal, Constantinople, Conte Rosso, Cordore, Coy, Cromwell, Cuba, Dewitt Clinton, Duilio, E. Luckenbach (2 pics), Edgewater, El Alba, El Monte, Esperanza, Express, F.C. Latrobe, F.J. Luckenbach (2 pics), Fairfax, Federal Hill, Florida, Floridian, Flushing, Fort Hamilyon, Fort Jackson, Fowler, Frederick Luckenbach, Gallia, Gen. Spencer, Gen. Valde, George Wahington (2 pics), George W. Clyde, Glen Island, Gothland, Grand Island, Grecian, Grosser Kurfurst, Hampton Roads, Hampton Roads of Norfolk, Hanover, Hattie Luckenbach, Havana, Hawaian, Hazel Dollar, Heredia, Honolulan, Horicon, Housatonic, Huron, Industry, J.E. Gorman, Justin, Kensington, Keo Kuck, Kui Kuck, Korea, Lady of the Lake, Lafayette, Lakina, Lapland, Little Silver, L. Luckenbach, Louisianian, Lutzon, Mala, Maliko, Mana, Manauense, Manuel Calvo, Maraval, Mariposa, Martha Washington, Maryland, Mascotte, Matura, Mercy, Merion (2 pics), Michigan, Middlesex, Minneapolis, Minnesotan, Minnetonka, Miraflores, Missanabie, Mississippi, Missourian, Mohican, Moltke, Monroe, Montanan, Monterey, Montserret, Morro Castle, Mount hope, Mount McKinley, Mount Washinton (2 pics), Mount Vernon, Musa, Natchez, Nebraskan, Nehasane, Nence, Nevadon, New England, New Rochelle, Newburgh, North Western, Nottingham, Oduna, Olinda Habana, Oopack, Oregonian, Orleans, Pains der Nederlanden Amsterdam, Paloma, Panama (2 pics of 2 different ships), Pannonia, Philadelphia (2 pics of 2 different ships), Ponce, Port Chester, Prairie, President Fillmore, Prince Albert, Princess Anne, Princess Irene, Princess Matoika, Principello, Prospero, Quebec, Queen, Queen of the Angels, R.R. Hudson, Republic, Richard Peck (2 pics), Rio de Janeiro, Roanoke, Robert Dollar, Rosedale, Sachem, Sagamore, San Jose, San Mateo, Sandy Hook, Santa Cruz, Santa Elisa, Saratoga (2 pics of 2 different ships), Saturnia, Seminole, Seneca, Sierra, Sixaola, Solace, Southhampton, Springfield, Stephano, Sterling, Susquehanna, Sutherland, Sylvia, T.J. Potter, Tacoma, Talahassee, Tanana, Tegucigalfa, Templemore, Thomas Clyde, Thomas S. Brennan, Titanic, Tivives, Topa Topa, Trojan, Turrialba, Tuscunia, Union, Valencia, Vermont, Virginia, Warren, Washington, Williamsport, Yorick, Zeppelin, Zulia, and 2 unidentified boats on the Hudson and in Gettysburg
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Small Prints of Various Sizes, 1860-1929

Sorted alphabetically by name of ship at time of photograph. List of ships' names, most preceded with S.S. or U.S.S.: Albany, Alexander Hamilton, Bear Mountain, Bells Island, Benjamin Bodell, Berkshire, Chauncey M. Depew, City of Keansburg, City of New York, Empire State, Francis Scott Key, Hendrick Hudson, Mary Powell, Mobjack, Naushon, New York, Penaquid, Peter Struvvesant, Pocahontas, Potomac, Rennselaer, Richard Peck, Robert Fulton, Smithfield, St. Johns, Susquehanna, Talbot, Ticonderoga, Trojan, Washington Irving, Wauketa,

Hunt Family Collection, 1776-1835

C0587 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists primarily of photostats of letters, deeds, wills, indentures, receipts, and other documents of the Hunt families of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and Urbana, Ohio, dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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Legal Accounts of John Morin Scott, 1829-1858

C0338 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of three hundred forty-six account sheets kept by American lawyer John Morin Scott (Princeton Class of 1805) covering his legal work in Philadelphia from June 1829 through March 1858.

Inspector's Records, 1793-1857

AC031 2 boxes
The Inspector's records consist of reports, receipts, vouchers, accounts and some correspondence concerning repairs to student rooms and other buildings. The receipts and vouchers are mainly from craftsman who conducted the repairs. Little information concerning individual students or their accounts can be found in these records. The position of Inspector was instituted in 1767 and apparently lasted until the mid-19th century at which time it merged into the Treasurer's Office.

Miscellaneous Deeds Collection, 1591-1898

C0677 3 boxes 2.83 linear feet
This is an open collection of deeds and indentures from England, Ireland, North Africa, and the United States, excluding New Jersey.

Uel Merrill Fisk Lectures, 1856-1868

C1684 0.2 linear feet 1 box
Consists of a series of manuscript lectures by U. M. (Uel Merrill) Fisk, a white Universalist pastor and lecturer on the radical abolitionist lecture circuit in New York and New England in the years leading up to and during the American Civil War. The lectures in the collection from this period argue for the abolition of slavery, and another from the Reconstruction Era advocates for voting rights for Black men.
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Uel Merrill Fisk Lectures, 1856-1868

Consists of a series of manuscript lectures by U. M. (Uel Merrill) Fisk, a white Universalist pastor and lecturer on the radical abolitionist lecture circuit in New York and New England in the years leading up to and during the American Civil War. The lectures in the collection from this period argue for the abolition of slavery, and another from the Reconstruction Era advocates for voting rights for Black men.

Thomas Adams Papers, 1852-1859

C1452 1 box 0.4 linear feet
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Thomas Adams (1830-1900) was a civil engineer, topographer, and surveyor who traveled west with Isaac Stevens (1818-1862), the newly-appointed governor of the Washington Territory. From 1853 to 1859, Adams served the party as meteorologist, topographer, sketch artist, and eventually, as assistant to Lieutenant John Mullan (1830-1909), who was in charge of the surveying. This collection consists of four journals and one letter book documenting Adams's life from 1852 to 1859. In addition to detailed descriptions of Adams's experiences, the journals also contain expertly drawn sketches of landscapes and forts, Native Americans, and animals, as well as home-made dictionaries of the Flathead language.
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Journal, "Volume II", 1854 June 26-1855 April 26

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"Volume II," as Adams titled it, contains approximately 86 pages of text and drawings and features many more extensive, anecdotal, and undated entries than the first journal. Beginning in June 1854, Adams, as a part of three parties of the expedition, left Cantonment Stevens. Adams accompanied Harry Pierson to Olympia on the Puget Sound; crossing the Missoula River, proceeding up the Snake River to Fort Walla Wallah, to the Cascades, down the Columbia River by steamboat to Vancouver, to Portland and Oregon City, and to Olympia. In Olympia, Adams waited for Governor Stevens' return, and during that time, traveled to Fort Steilacoom, Hudson Bay Trading Post, Vancouver, Portland, and the Coeur d'Alene Mission. He finally traveled to Fort Owen.

John Hamilton Townley Family Papers, 1836-1855

C0736 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of family papers of New Jersey Presbyterian minister John Hamilton Townley (Princeton Class of 1837).

Ribeiro de Avellar Family Plantation Records, 1797-1858

C1605 2 boxes
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Consists of plantation records of the Ribeiro de Avellar family documenting the accounts and operations of their sugar and coffee plantation Pau Grande in the parish of Paty do Alferes, Brazil. Materials include extracts from account books spanning from 1797 to 1810 and correspondence and receipts from the 1830s through the 1850s.

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

C1537 1 box 2.0 linear feet
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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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Philippos Margaritēs photographs collection, 1854

C1299 1 box 1.25 linear feet
Philippos Margaritēs studied painting in Rome and taught drawing in Athens. Around 1846 he met Philibert Perraud in Athens, where Perraud taught him photography. Margaritēs thereafter established the first photography studio in Greece, based out of his house, where he photographed Athens' high society. He was active as a photographer from the early 1850s until around 1863. Margaritēs specialized in portraits and topographical views. He was believed to have taught his drawing students about the principles of photography, but he did not instruct them in the practical darkroom techniques. In addition to daguerreotypes, Margaritēs produced salt prints and albumen prints and also made cartes-de-visite [http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=1739]. Consists of an open collection of photographs by Greece's first professional photographer, Philippos Margaritēs.
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Philippos Margaritēs photographs collection, 1854

Philippos Margaritēs studied painting in Rome and taught drawing in Athens. Around 1846 he met Philibert Perraud in Athens, where Perraud taught him photography. Margaritēs thereafter established the first photography studio in Greece, based out of his house, where he photographed Athens' high society. He was active as a photographer from the early 1850s until around 1863. Margaritēs specialized in portraits and topographical views. He was believed to have taught his drawing students about the principles of photography, but he did not instruct them in the practical darkroom techniques. In addition to daguerreotypes, Margaritēs produced salt prints and albumen prints and also made cartes-de-visite [http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=1739]. Consists of an open collection of photographs by Greece's first professional photographer, Philippos Margaritēs.

David Starr Hoyt Manuscripts, 1852-1853

C1407 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of two manuscripts by David Starr Hoyt, an officer in the Mexican War: an overland account in route to the California gold rush fields (1852) and an account of Native Americans drawn from Hoyt's experiences as a member of Isaac Stevens's exploring expedition surveying a route for the Northern Pacific Railroad from Oregon to Wisconsin in 1853. Images of this collection are also available online at Digital PUL.
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David Starr Hoyt Manuscripts, 1852-1853

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Consists of two manuscripts by David Starr Hoyt, an officer in the Mexican War: an overland account in route to the California gold rush fields (1852) and an account of Native Americans drawn from Hoyt's experiences as a member of Isaac Stevens's exploring expedition surveying a route for the Northern Pacific Railroad from Oregon to Wisconsin in 1853. Images of this collection are also available online at Digital PUL.

Anna Eliza Bray Collection, 1823-1852

C1132 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected letters by Anna Eliza Bray, a nineteenth-century English novelist best known for fictionalizing the histories of prominent British families.

James B. Gray Scrapbooks, 1851-1852

C0895 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of 10 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings compiled by historian James Gray in the early 1850s from various newspapers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Edwin Forrest Letters to James Oakes, 1849-1872 (mostly 1860-1871)

C0721 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of 178 letters by American actor Edwin Forrest to his friend James Oakes.

Daniel Wadsworth Coit Letters, 1819-1851

C0662 1 box 0.4 linear feet
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Consists primarily of photostatic copies of the letters (1815-1828, 1844-1851) by American banker Daniel Wadsworth Coit to his family in Connecticut--from Lima, Peru, and various cities in Europe, and from the Western United States, Mexico, and San Francisco, California. This collection is also available online at Digital PUL.

Samuel Warren Letters to Charles Kent, 1848-1871

C0748 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of 37 autograph letters by English novelist Samuel Warren to his friend Charles Kent, an editor of the London Sun and the Weekly Register.
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Frances Pery Calvert Diaries, 1804-1847

C0621 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
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Consists of forty-three diaries by Frances Pery Calvert, a well-connected British lady of the Regency period who was married to a member of Parliament.