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Oden Meeker Manuscripts, 1954-1968

C0504 4 boxes
The Oden Meeker Manuscripts collection consists of writings and photographs of the American freelance author Oden Meeker (1918-1976), a former director of the humanitarian organization CARE.

Selected Papers of William B. Smith, 1918-1971

C0200 1 box 0.45 linear feet
Consists primarily of correspondence between childhood friends William B. Smith and Ernest Hemingway, the American author and Nobel Prize winner.

Ian Hamilton Working Papers for J. D. Salinger: A Writing Life, 1934-1988 (mostly 1984-1987)

C0714 3 boxes 1.35 linear feet
Consists of papers of British poet and literary critic Ian Hamilton that were used in preparation of his biography J. D. Salinger: A Writing Life, which was never published as a result of judicial decisions in the case of J. D. Salinger vs. Random House and Ian Hamilton (1987).

N. Howell Furman Papers, 1903-1961

C0426 21 boxes 22.5 linear feet
N. Howell Furman (Princeton Class of 1913) was a professor of analytical chemistry at Princeton. His collection consists of scholarly papers, correspondence, miscellaneous material relating to the teaching of chemistry at Princeton.

Marion Eppley Collection of World War I Photographs, 1914-1918

C0803 1 volume 1.75 linear feet
This collection consists of an album of 38 photographs (5" x 7" and 9" x 11") taken during World War I and collected by Marion Eppley (Princeton Class of 1906).

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

C1227 2 boxes 1.5 linear feet
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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

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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.

Garland Publishing, Inc., Records, 1969-1991

C0850 38 boxes
This collection consists of correspondence of various Garland Publishing, Inc. staff members with authors, editors, and others, concerning permissions, copyrights, and production and editorial matters relating to their publication of facsimile and reprint editions of works by established writers. Also present are company catalogs and brochures arranged in two series, chronologically (1987-1996) and by subject.

Robert Granville Caldwell Autograph Collection, 1823-1902

C0096 1 box 0.25 linear feet
The Robert Granville Caldwell Autograph Collection consists of correspondence and memorabilia of Caldwell, an American professor and public official.

P. Voorhoeve Collection of Batak Manuscript Translations, 1953-1985

C0936 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
The P. Voorhoeve Collection of Batak Manuscript Translations consists primarily of English translations of Batak manuscripts by Petrus Voorhooeve. Also includes some related articles (drafts) and catalogue descriptions.

Princeton University Library Collection of John Davidson Materials, 1879-1945 (mostly 1890-1909)

C0215 4 boxes 1.4 linear feet
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John Davidson was a late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Scottish poet hailed for his provincial, melancholy body of work. This collection contains letters, manuscripts, reports, galley proofs with Davidson's holograph corrections, documents, and clippings pertaining to his literary career.

Benjamin Kennicott Collection, circa 1762

C0852 1 box 0.5 linear feet
Benjamin Kennicott was a biblical scholar who specialized in the collation, translation, and publication of Hebrew texts. He held positions as Vicar of Culham (1753-1783) and Radcliffe librarian at Oxford (1767-1783). Collection consists of selected manuscripts by or related to Kennicott.

Joseph Howard Scrapbooks, 1875-1908

C0452 14 boxes 16.5 linear feet
The Joseph Howard Scrapbooks collection consists of journalist Joseph Howard's scrapbooks of press clippings and articles he wrote over the years for several New York City newspapers.

Louis O. Coxe Collection, 1941-1977

C0210 14 boxes 5.4 linear feet
Louis O. Coxe (Princeton Class of 1940) was a noted twentieth-century poet, playwright, and critic. The collection contains autograph and typescript versions of Coxe's poetry and sixteen of Coxe's notebooks. Also included are materials for the play Billy Budd, such as notes, drafts, worksheets, galley proofs, and production notes.

Helmut Meyer Papers, 1938-2000

C1039 16 boxes 16.4 linear feet
Helmut Meyer was a German-born American citizen who fought for the United States in World War II and founded the Helmut Meyer Literary Agency in New York City. The collection contains files from the Helmut Meyer Literary Agency, propaganda from both the Allies and the Axis from World War II, manuscripts of Meyer's own work, and correspondence from friends and clients.

Jeter A. and Elizabeth Riggs Isely Collection, 1842-1940

C0465 5 boxes 2.1 linear feet
The Jeter A. and Elizabeth Riggs Isely Collection consists of manuscripts, notes, notebooks, and correspondence relating to research by the American historian and Princeton professor Jeter A. (Jeter Allen) Isely (1913-1954) and his wife, Elizabeth ["Lisette"] Riggs Isely (1914-1957).

Arthur Gläser Papers, 1919-1948

C0431 5 boxes 1.9 linear feet
Consists of the writings, notes, diaries, calendars, ledgers, and miscellanea of the German novelist, poet, and critic Arthur Gläser (b. 1895 ).

Peter Schwed Correspondence, 1948-1994 (mostly 1982)

C0825 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of 40 letters by various authors to Peter Schwed on the occasion of his retirement in 1982 as editor, publisher, and vice-president (1945-1982) of Simon and Schuster, Inc. Also present are brief comments on these letters by Schwed and a copy of his self-published Plum to Peter: Letters of P. G. Wodehouse to his Editor Peter Schwed (1996).

Howard W. Ambruster Papers, 1927-1958

C0388 6 boxes 6.5 linear feet
The collection consists of American consulting engineer and newspaper columnist, Howard W. Ambruster's works, correspondence, miscellaneous material, and printed matter.

German Authors Collection, 1772-1930

C0095 1 box 0.25 linear feet
Cnsists of autograph letters and occasional manuscripts of various, primarily 19th-century, German writers, including Hermann Bahr, Richard Dehmel, Marie Ebner-Eschenbach, Carl Hauptmann, Arno Holz, Heinrich Laube, Max Mell, and Arthur Schnitzler.

John Daggett Collection, 1880s-1914

C0954 1 box 0.8 linear feet
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The John Daggett Collection consists primarily of 41 photographs taken by Daggett documenting his mining life in the Black Bear, Siskiyou County, California, area in the late 1800s.

Robert M. McClung Manuscripts, 1969-1980

C0372 10 boxes 2 items 3.6 linear feet
Robert M. McClung (Princeton's Class of 1939) was an American writer of children's fiction and non-fiction, especially about animals and natural history. His papers contain five manuscripts of published works by McClung on wildlife conservation and endangered species. The collection includes the original edited typescripts, outlines, workbooks and notes, page and galley proofs, Xerox copies, reference material, maps, and illustrations of the books, as well as related correspondence.

Lewis B. Stilwell Papers, 1886-1939

C0584 49 boxes 22.5 linear feet
The collection consists of American electrical engineer and Princeton trustee Lewis B. Stillwell's engineering reports, correspondence, photographs, blueprints, maps, and printed matter. His professional correspondence relates to his work as an electrical engineer with several energy companies, while his personal papers contain material related to his service as a Princeton trustee.

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.

Heath Bowman Papers, 1923-1989

C0762 5 boxes 4.4 linear feet
Heath Bowman was a member of the Princeton University Class of 1931. After graduating, Bowman traveled extensively and later became a public affairs officer involved in Chile, Italy, France, and Yugoslavia. The papers consist of Bowman's 68 diaries from 1923 to 1989 and some of his photographs from the West Indies and South America.

Jack Iams Mystery Novels, 1946-1950

C0049 5 boxes
Jack Iams (Samuel Harvey Iams, Jr.), Class of 1932, was a noted mystery writer in the first part of the twentieth century. The collection includes notes, drafts, outlines, and typescripts for seven of Iams's mysteries, as well as several assorted items, such a book jacket proofs and page proofs.

Boudinot Family Collection, 1772-1852

C0725 2 boxes 0.6 linear feet
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The collection consists of correspondence and documents of various members of the Boudinot family of New Jersey, regarding family, business, and political affairs. Most of the correspondence is related to Elias Boudinot IV (Trustee of Princeton University, 1772-1821) and his brother Elisha but many other family members are also represented.

Charles Ethrige Minton Papers, 1954-1976

WC125 19 boxes 9.10 linear feet
A former lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri, Minton moved to New Mexico to work among the Indians. His subsequent positions include State Supervisor of the Writer's Program of the Works Progress Administration, Executive Director of the State Commission on Indian Affairs, and Executive Secretary of the New Mexico Association on Indian Affairs. Consists of correspondence and papers of Minton.

C. Hart Merriam Collection, 1891-1925

WC124 4 boxes
Consists of a fragment of the Merriam archive on the Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899) as well as other materials relating to documentation of Alaskan wildlife and native peoples in the early 1890s. Most of the material is the result of proofing the illustration of a series of published papers documenting the expedition and its findings.
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Miscellaneous, dates not examined

Contains documents and illustrations pertaining to botany, specifically sets of proofs of black-and-white and color prints (including photogravures) of Alaskan flora. Illustrations of Alaskan wildlife are also included, as well as other illustrations (maps, diagrams, etc.) and headpieces, all for publication. A proof-draft of the C.C. Nutting's 1901 publication of The Hydroids (Washington Academy of Sciences) is also included, with illustrations.
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Miscellaneous, dates not examined

Contains over 70 gravures and photogravures of Alaskan environs and fauna, along with documents and typewritten manuscripts related to publication. There is also some correspondence and over 35 printed maps, some of which are duplicates. This box also contains 10 silver gelatin and albumen photographs of varying sizes, from 20x24 cm. to a stereograph (17x8 cm.). Some materials in this box pre-date the Harriman Expedition (1899).

K. Montgomery Ogden Papers, 1899-1938

C0533 3 boxes
Consists of photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and newspaper clippings of Kneass Montgomery Ogden (Princeton Class of 1902). The bulk of the collection relates to his years as bursar of Canton Christian College in China.

F. W. Doolittle Railroad Collection, 1910-1933

C0364 3 boxes 1.5 linear feet
Consists of miscellaneous railroad material collected by railroad consultant F. W. Doolittle (Princeton Class of 1905), including reports on electrification, cost analyses, and operating expenses.

Edward LeRoy Rice Papers, 1892-1940 (mostly 1916-1935)

TC062 9 boxes 7.2 linear feet
Edward Le Roy Rice was an American entrepreneur, producer of minstrel shows, and dealer in theatrical memorabilia. His collection consists of correspondence, both business and personal, documents, miscellaneous material, and many newspapers and clippings regarding Rice's interests in radio, film, and theater.

Richard Penn Smith Collection, 1828-1844

TC046 1 box 0.45 linear feet
Richard Penn Smith (1799-1854) was a lawyer, editor, playwright, short story writer, and novelist of Philadelphia. His collection consists of a bound volume containing two of his plays ( My Uncle's Wedding and The Sentinels), miscellaneous manuscripts, a letter in verse to his mother, a diary, documents, engraved portraits, clippings, and miscellaneous papers of the Smith family.
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The Sentinels. A Play in Two Acts: 42 pages, dates not examined

First performed at the Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, December 21, 1829. "A better [than Smith's own Wife at a Venture] adaptation from the French was The Sentinels, or The Two Sergeants, played in December 1829 at the Walnut Street Theatre. The play deserved its apparent success, for it is well constructed, the conversation is lively and, while the audience knows perfectly well that all must end happily, the sympathy is so well evoked for the two friends that a real interest is maintained." The Pennsylvania Historical Society has a manuscript in a later hand.
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Untitled Ms: "Near Louisville. A Plantation, dates not examined

Description--The Possessor, his capabilities of making money, and his disposition to save it. He was an incorrigible bachelor but had a daughter by a quadroon, a slave of his, of fair and beautiful complexion. He dies some years ago leaving the daughter in care of his mother and leaving her sole heir to his immense fortune." 52 pages, 4to. Page 48 lacking; pages 49-50 wrinkled and torn but legible; pages 49-53 in pencil; portion of page 52 smudged; two consecutive pages numbered 37. Possibly a short story or novella

Julia Marlowe Collection, 1909-1950

TC045 3 boxes 1.8 linear feet
Julia Marlowe (1866-1950), who was also known as Sarah Frances Frost, was an American actress and Shakespearean performer. Her collection consists chiefly of letters to Ida Rissland Perscheid. Also included are photographs of both Marlowe and her husband, E. H. Sothern, articles by and about them, memorabilia, and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings.

J. B. Rhine Collection on the New Frontiers of the Mind, 1937

C0011 1 box
The J. B. Rhine Collection on the New Frontiers of the Mind consists of galley proofs of the book by the American educator, psychologist, and author J. B. (Joseph Banks) Rhine (1895-1980).

Levering Cartwright Collection on "Death Valley Scotty", 1939-1973 (mostly 1963-1971)

WC037 2 boxes 0.60 linear feet
Consists of papers of journalist Levering Cartwright (Princeton University Class of 1926) relating to the association of "Death Valley Scotty" (Walter Scott, 1872-1954), an eccentric prospector, Wild West show entertainer, and hoaxer, with his friend and financier, Albert M. Johnson, an insurance company executive.
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Miscellaneous, dates not examined

Contains 12 folders, of which 3 folders have correspondence (1939-1973, undated); 1 contains transcripts and reel-to-reel tapes of William F. Keys interviews; 2 contain approximately 75 color and black-and-white photographs of Scott, Keys, and Scott's home, "Death Valley Castle," primarily dating from the 1960s; 1 contains a photographic postcard (silver gelatin print) signed by Scotty and others, dated 1908; 1 contains postcards from the Death Valley area; and 4 contain newspaper clippings.

Western Americana glass plate negatives collection, 1920-1922

WC059 6 boxes 7 linear feet
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.

Reginald Lawrence Papers, 1939-1967

TC038 14 boxes 7.20 linear feet
The Reginald Lawrence Papers consists primarily of typescripts of plays Lawrence (Princeton Class of 1921) wrote for theater, film, and television, as well as short stories, poetry, outlines and notes for various projects, some letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

William Charles Macready Collection, 1810-1866 (mostly 1825-1855)

TC042 1 box 0.45 linear feet
William Charles Macready (1793-1873) was an English actor and theater manager. The collection consists of selected correspondence, letters written by members of his family, and some letters, articles, and miscellaneous documents about him. A significant number of letters (45) are from Macready's friend, William Frederick Pollock.

H. Wright Johnson Collection on Harley Granville-Barker, 1947-1950

TC029 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
This collection consists of letters to H. Wright Johnson (Princeton Class of 1948) regarding Harley Granville-Barker, the subject of Johnson's senior thesis at Princeton. Included is Johnson's thesis, typescripts and correspondence concerning The Prevalence of Witches and Weekending, and correspondence between Johnson and George Bernard Shaw who worked closely with Granville-Barker in the English theater.

Kernodle Collection of Louis E. Laflin, 1940-1973

TC037 2 boxes 0.8 linear feet
The collection consists of letters by American educator and playwright Louis Ellsworth Laflin (Princeton Class of 1924) to George R. Kernodle (a friend from Yale Drama School), written over thirty-three years. Also included are Laflin's notes and papers on Asian/Indian, Egyptian, and Greek drama, copies of six plays written by him, and copies of two essays on the founding and history of Princeton's Theatre Intime.

Townsend Martin Collection, 1928

TC031 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
This collection consists of two boxes of typescripts, screenplays, and scene descriptions by American playwright and screenwriter Townsend Martin (Princeton Class of 1917) as well as one box of similar material by other authors, such as Willis Goldbeck and Fannie Hurst.

Charles H. McIlwaine Papers, 1707-1946 (mostly 1894-1946)

C0720 5 boxes
Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The American Revolution (1923), Charles H. McIlwaine (Princeton Class of 1894) was a professor of history and government at both Princeton (1905-1910) and Harvard University (1926-1946). His papers include notes, lectures, and other miscellaneous personal papers.

Arthur J. Pilgram Papers, circa 1910-1930

C0549 5 boxes 2.5 linear feet
The Papers contain manuscripts, lists, and notes of American author and historian Arthur Julian Pilgram (Princeton Class of 1902) for his six-volume work, Military Compendium of Napoleon and His Armies, which covers the Napoleonic and Spanish Wars and the history and organization of the French army.

John W. Comfort Papers, circa 1875-1895

C0947 1 box 1.6 linear feet
The John W. Comfort Papers consists of a letter, hand-drawn map, detailed narrative, military service history, and photograph of the career soldier John W. Comfort (1844-1893). The map and narrative document Comfort's experience fighting Big Foot's Sioux band at the Battle of Wounded Knee, 29 December 1890.
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Raymond S. Dugan Papers, 1921-1940

C0551 6 boxes 2.5 linear feet
Raymond Smith Dugan (1878-1940) was an American astronomer and educator. His collection consists of articles, correspondence, lecture notes, material for his astronomy classes at Princeton. The collection also contains reports by Dugan to members of Commission 27 (Commission des Etoiles Variables) of the International Astronomical Union.

Paul Martin Papers, 1880-1925

C0500 3 boxes 1.5 linear feet
Consists of sermons and theological notes, a few letters, a diary (1880-1883), an autograph album (1882), diplomas, and newspaper clippings of American clergyman Paul Martin (Princeton Class of 1882).

David Wilkinson Papers, 1957-2002 (mostly 1961-2001)

C0945 16 boxes
The David Wilkinson Papers consists of the scientific writings, professional correspondence, and subject and project files of David T. Wilkinson (1935-2002), the renowned experimental physicist and cosmologist who taught and conducted research in the Department of Physics at Princeton University from 1963 until his retirement in 2002. Wilkinson was a pioneer in the study and analysis of cosmic microwave background radiation, the nature and existence of which have yielded, through his lifetime's work, solid evidence for the Big Bang theory of the universe's birth. This collection contains the administrative (including his NASA and/or National Science Foundation funding and accounting paperwork) and background history of two of Wilkinson's main projects -- the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) and Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) -- as well as evidence of the many and varied academic activities in his career.

William McElwee Miller Collection of Bābī Writings and Other Iranian Texts, 1846-1923

C0723-1-47 47 Volumes
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Consists of 47 bound volumes of chiefly Babi texts in Arabic and Persian composed or copied between 1846 and 1923 and purchased by William McElwee Miller, a Presbyterian clergyman and a missionary in Iran from 1919 to 1962.
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Khuṭbah qahrīyah, dates not examined

Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله الذى تقهر بتقهير تقهّر اقتهار قهر قهاريته على كينونيات المشركات من الممكنات ... اما بعد فاعلم ايها الكافر بالله والمشرك باياته والمعرض عن جنابه
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Short treatise on the disconnected letters of the Qurʼān (al-ḥurūf al-muqaṭṭaʻah), dates not examined

Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله الذى جعل طراز الواح الاختراع اسرار الابداع التى عيّنت قبل ما شيّئت واقضت بعد ما قدّرت

Laurence Hutton Photograph Albums, 1800s

C0937 7 boxes
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The Laurence Hutton Photograph Albums consists of several hundred photographs and numerous portraits of prominent 19th-century artists and literary, political, and historical figures, compiled by editor and essayist Laurence Hutton.

Struthers Burt Papers, 1845-1957 (mostly 1911-1954)

C0039 33 boxes 19.42 linear feet
Struthers Burt was a noted poet, prose writer and rancher in the first half of the twentieth century. The collection includes various copies of some of Burt's own works, correspondence with family and friends from his days at Princeton University, and assorted materials about his family and genealogy.