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Arthur Bullard Papers, 1905-1929

MC008 12 boxes 1 folder
The Papers of Arthur Bullard (1879-1929), journalist and statesman, chronicle the major world political and economic events relating to World War I and its aftermath. Although the bulk of the material concerns Russia and Western Europe, there are writings on political events in North Africa, Central America, and East Asia as well. The collection includes copies and originals of newspaper and magazine articles, manuscripts of several novels, travel books, and political volumes, memorandum, and correspondence, most of which was written by Bullard. There is also a file of photographs and post cards.

William S. C. Webster Collection, 1862-1887

C1280 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence and several manuscripts of Princeton student William Stewart Cross Webster.

Moore Furman Collection, 1793-1808

C1063 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected eighteenth-century letters and documents of businessman Moore Furman, deputy quartermaster general of New Jersey during the American Revolution.

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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Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs Records, 1924-2016 (mostly 1971-1994)

AC217 18 boxes 2 items 33 digital files
Princeton University's Vice President for Public Affairs has administrative oversight, under the President, of the presentation of the objectives and activities of the University to all its various publics, and serves as spokesperson for the University when needed. The records of the Vice President for Public Affairs consist of subject files assembled on topics relevant to the office's activities, as well as chronological files containing correspondence and interoffice memoranda.

Alfred and Mary Gwinn Hodder Papers, 1875-1941

C0450 86 boxes 36.20 linear feet
The Alfred and Mary Gwinn Hodder Papers consists of writings, correspondence, documents, photographs, miscellaneous material, and printed matter of attorney and author Alfred LeRoy Hodder. Also included are similar papers of his wife, Mary Gwinn Hodder, who was a professor of English literature.

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.
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Human and Civil Rights in Bolivia, 1981-2003

LAE027 2 boxes 32 items 2.5 linear feet
This collection contains pamphlets, flyers, serials, and posters pertaining to human and civil rights in Bolivia. Almost all the documents included here are published within Bolivia, by both national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as by the Bolivian government.

Office of the Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel Records, 1906-2023 (mostly 1920-1981)

AC144 50 boxes 2 items 4 GB
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The religious interests of members of the University are served through the offices of the Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel, which work with chaplains of different denominations and faiths on a variety of activities. The Dean of the Chapel records document the activities of the Office and the Chapel and include former dean files, historical material, minutes, and marriage, birth, baptism, and death records as well as adminsitrative files and programs of services and concerts.

Clive Bell Correspondence, 1922-1962

C0912 1 box 0.21 linear feet
The Clive Bell Correspondence collection consists of letters received by the English writer and art critic Clive Bell (1881-1964) from Raymond Mortimer, Harold Nicolson, and V. (Victoria) Sackville-West ["Vita"]. Their content reflects both personal and professional matters.

Historical Photograph Collection: Glass-Plate Negatives Series, 1880-1920

AC317 148 boxes
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Consists of approximately 2,180 glass plate negatives and prints. Topics most heavily represented within the collection include Princeton University buildings and grounds, and athletics.

American Whig Society Records, 1785-1941

AC011 202 boxes 1 folder
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The American Whig Society (1769-1941) served as a major political, debating, and literary force both on the Princeton campus and throughout the nation. The Whig records consist primarily of minutes, financial records, and correspondence of members.
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American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 3, Legal Case Files Series, 1864-2001 (mostly 1965-1995)

MC001-03-04 437 boxes
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The Legal Case Files series documents the ACLU's involvement in litigation, ranging from files collected on cases for research purposes to records of cases they were significantly involved in. The records include documents filed with the court, correspondence, lawyer's notes, depositions and expert testimony, transcripts of the trials, newspaper clippings, and research materials on the background of the cases and legal precedents.

Silvia S. Bennet Collection on the Olyphant Family, 1764-1897

C0360 13 boxes 5.3 linear feet
Consists of genealogist Silvia S. Bennet's works about, and research papers of, various members of the Olyphant family of Charleston, South Carolina, and New York State.
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United Service to China Records, 1934-1967 (mostly 1941-1950)

MC135 92 boxes
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The Records of United Service to China, Inc., known from 1941 to 1946 as United China Relief, Inc., document the activities of the organization from the early formation in 1940 to its official consolidation with the American Bureau for Medical Aid to China in 1966. In addition there is a limited amount of material from other Chinese relief agencies that predate the founding of United China Relief / United Service to China. The Records focus on UCR/USC attempts to raise money in the United States, to educate Americans about China and the Chinese people, and to carry on relief work in China. The collection consists primarily of correspondence among the various individuals and agencies involved with UCR/USC, along with other material produced by the agency, such as minutes and publicity material. In addition, the collection includes a series of photographs dealing with China during the 1940s and efforts in the United States to raise money for China during the same period.

Stella Bloch Papers Relating to Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, 1890-1985 (mostly 1917-1930)

C0822 9 boxes 6.4 linear feet
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The Stella Bloch Papers Relating to Ananda K. Coomaraswamy consists of manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, photographs, printed material, and postcards of the American dance critic, art historian, and artist Stella Bloch (1898-1999). This collection documents the relationship between Bloch and the Anglo-Indian art historian, philosopher, and author Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947) who embodied the roles of mentor, husband, and friend. The papers primarily contain correspondence by Coomaraswamy to Bloch, as well as a small amount of other letters. Writing was a vital form of communication for Coomaraswamy and Bloch, especially during their marriage, since they always resided in different cities; he lived in Boston while she lived in New York. There are also drawings by Coomaraswamy and by Bloch, as well as photographs-some taken by Coomaraswamy-that include portraits and assorted images from their travels to India and Southeast Asia. The articles in both manuscript and printed form provide a sampling of Coomaraswamy and Bloch's writings on art, religion, and philosophy. Furthermore, there is a small selection of printed material about Coomaraswamy and Bloch, and a series of memento postcards.

Robert McKnight Collection, 1841-1876

C1124 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists chiefly of correspondence to and miscellaneous essays and notes written by Robert McKnight, a member of the Princeton Class of 1839 and, later, a Pennsylvania congressman.

Mary Randolph Letters to Penelope Pennington, 1813-1819

C1180 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of seventeen letters of English socialite Mary Randolph to her literary friend Penelope Pennington.

Princeton Ethiopic Manuscripts, 1600s-1900s

C0776 95 items
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An open collection of bound Ethiopic manuscripts with texts in Ge'ez and occasionally in Amharic.
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16 charts of the Awdä Nägäst [The Cycle of the Kings], late 19th century

An Ethiopian text probably originally composed in the 15th cent., which by means of circular tables [awd] allows the diviner or fortune teller to find answers to specific questions posed by his clients. The 16 tables are each named after Ethiopian lakes or rivers.

HIV/AIDS in Latin America, II, 1980-2008

LAE101 4 boxes 2 items 1.3 linear feet
This collection of ephemera on HIV/AIDS in Latin America consists of flyers, pamphlets, instructional materials, reports, and serials addressing issues related to prevention and sexual education, public services, community organizing, and health policies.

Pierson Family Documents, 1713-1946 (mostly 1800-1880)

C0548 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of documents representing at least three generations of the Pierson family of Orange, New Jersey, including Isaac Pierson (1770-1833, Princeton Class of 1789), a physician, his son William (1796-1882, Princeton Class of 1816), a physician and first mayor of Orange, and William's sons Edward (d. 1882, Princeton Class of 1854), a lawyer, and William, Jr. (1830-1900), also a physician.

John Hinsdale Scheide Collection, 1007-1873 (mostly 1200-1650)

C0704 253 boxes 229 items
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Consists of 7,935 Western European documents and other manuscript materials collected by William T. Scheide (1847-1907) and his son, American businessman John Hinsdale Scheide (Princeton Class of 1896).

Benjamin Franklin Collection, 1753-1771

C1059 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of selected correspondence and documents, both original and copies, of Benjamin Franklin, one of the most prominent of the founders and early political figures and statesmen of the United States.

James Agee Letters, 1932-1938

C1329 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected letters by the American author, journalist, and screenwriter James Agee, addressed to his first wife, Olivia Saunders. Several of them date from the period Agee was in Alabama working on what would become Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941).
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James Agee Letters, 1932-1938

Consists of selected letters by the American author, journalist, and screenwriter James Agee, addressed to his first wife, Olivia Saunders. Several of them date from the period Agee was in Alabama working on what would become Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941).

Félix de Beaujour Collection, circa 1805-1810

C1260 1 box 0.2 linear feet
The collection consists of two batches of manuscripts and documents of de Beaujour pertaining to the Amercian economy and commercial opportunities for France in the U.S. during the administration of Thomas Jefferson: 1) French manuscript entitled "Coup-d'oeil sur la Caroline du Nord" (18 pp., ca. 1805), which provides an overview of North Carolina history and suggests ways in which France might develop and improve commercial relationships with the state, with a printed article from an American journal (1807) about a legal claim by the French government concerning a South Carolina frigate; 2) several manuscripts regarding general topgraphy and geographic areas (Northwest, South), with numerous statistical tables showing, for example, value of exports (by state), population, agriculture, and industries of all the states. Some of these tables begin with data from the 18th century.

Hugh Gelston Correspondence, 1823-1824

C1340 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of eighteen letters (1823-1824) of Hugh Gelston, an American merchant from Baltimore, Maryland, to his Mexican agent, Thomas J. Shepard, regarding business conditions.

American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 2, Audiovisual Materials Series, 1947-1995

MC001-02-06 70 boxes 1 folder 2 items
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The American Civil Liberties Union Records document the activities of the Union in protecting individual rights from 1920 through 1995. The files contain materials on freedom of speech, expression, and association; due process of law; equality before the law; legal case files; and organizational records. Within these categories files reflect subject areas such as academic freedom, censorship, racial discrimination, aliens' rights, privacy concerns, labor concerns, amnesty, and government loyalty and security. The files reflect work on litigation, advocacy and public policy, and subject files on various areas of interest connected with civil liberties. Materials include correspondence, court documents, memoranda, printed matter, minutes, reports, briefs, and legal files. Also included are materials from ACLU affiliate organizations, and the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee.

David E. Lilienthal Papers, 1900-1981 (mostly 1950-1981)

MC148 632 boxes 4 items
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David Lilienthal served on the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (1923-1932), as a member of the board of directors (1933-1941) and then chairman (1941-1946) of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), as first chairman (1946-1950) of the Atomic Energy Commission, and, later, in private business as an industrial consultant and chairman (1955) of the Development and Resources Corporation, which was involved with the Khuzestan Program in Iran. This collection consists of the papers of Lilienthal spanning his entire career, including correspondence, reports, articles, speeches, and printed matter.
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16 mm films (50 ft) and video films, 1934-1956

Consists of 13 16mm film reels and two video tapes. Two films appear to be about the Norris Dam, built in the mid-1930s and the first major project of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and two about the Wheeler Dam (1934) and the Hiwassee Dam (1938). One film seems to be about the President's dedication of the Smoky Mountain National Park dedication, 1940. One VHS film concerns an undated retirement party. .

Charles W. Yost Papers, circa 1790-2015 (mostly 1930-1980)

MC193 25 boxes
Charles W. Yost (1907-1981) led a varied career as a diplomat, United Nations representative, writer, and scholar. He was a member of the foreign service intermittently between 1930 and 1971, after which time he devoted himself full-time to writing and teaching. Yost's papers document his professional life in the Foreign Service, as well as his time in academia, and include his correspondence, writings, and photographs.

Education in Bolivia, I, 1982-2003

LAE020 11 boxes 29 items 5.5 linear feet
This collection of pamphlets, reports, instructional materials, posters and other ephemera, documents Bolivian educational programs and initiatives at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Albert O. Hirschman Papers, 1900-2008 (mostly 1950-2000)

MC160 84 boxes
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Albert O. Hirschman (1915- ) was a leading scholar in the field of economic development whose work focused on Latin America but encompassed the globe. He was a professor at Yale, Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Hirschman's papers document his scholarship on economic development and his academic career and include his correspondence written while he was at the Institute for Advanced Study, his writings, and his research notes and materials, especially related to his work in Latin America and for the World Bank.

Joanna Southcott Collection, 1793-1864

C0755 7 boxes 2.4 linear feet
Southcott, an English domestic servant, began hearing voices at the age of 42 and believed these to be divine communications prophesying the Second Coming of Christ. She dictated her prophecies primarily to her secretaries, Ann Underwood and Jane Townley, and these were often copied by others and then circulated among the believers. Consists of a collection of manuscripts of Southcott and material related to her. Included are 12 notebooks and 63 pamphlets or loose writings containing copies (1793-1814) in various hands of Southcott's divine communications, letters, poems, and prayers.

Charles T. Lanham Papers, 1916-1978 (mostly 1944-1978)

MC081 30 boxes
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General Charles T. Lanham (1902-1978), a decorated WWII General and friend of author Ernest Hemingway, was an accomplished author, trainer, and after retiring from the military had a successful second career as a public relations executive. The Charles T. Lanham Papers document the general's WWII and post war military service and his private sector employment with several corporations. The papers contain correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, journals, speeches, and legal documents.

Neilson Campbell Hannay Collection of William Cowper, 1711-1965 (mostly 1750-1799)

C0134 10 boxes 6 items 10 Volumes 5 linear feet
Consists of poetry manuscripts, documents, pictorial works, correspondence, and miscellanea relating to the English poet William Cowper (1731-1800), and to his circle of family, friends, and editors, collected by Neilson Campbell Hannay.

Office of the Vice President and Secretary Records, 1853-2019 (mostly 1901-1985)

AC190 202 boxes 1 folder 12 items 3533 digital files 1 websites
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This collection chronicles the administrative responsibilities and activities of the vice presidents and secretaries of the University. Included are correspondence, memoranda, and notes concerning committee activities. Also included are press releases, discussions pertaining to trustee matters, scholarship information, and biographical files on honorary degree recipients.

Elmer Adler Papers, 1651-1961 (mostly 1925-1955)

C0262 464 boxes
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Elmer Adler was a printer, publisher, editor, and author. This collection consists of the personal papers of Adler as well as the business archives of the Pynson Printers and The Colophon.

René Char Papers, 1928-2019 (mostly 1939-1980)

C1599 64 boxes 58 linear feet
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Consists primarily of the correspondence of 20th-century French poet René Char (1907-1988); a smaller subset includes correspondence and records documenting his involvement with the French Resistance during World War II.

Board of Trustees Records, 1746-2023

AC120 76 boxes 1 folder 387 Volumes
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This collection provides the most basic source of information about Princeton University's governing body. In addition to minutes of the Trustees' meetings, the collection contains related papers and reports, organized according to purpose.

Princeton University Commencement Records, 1748-2022

AC115 30 boxes 1 folder
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The Commencement Records contain programs, bulletins, announcements and newspaper clippings which document commencement activities from 1748 to the present. Files are arranged chronologically by year. In addition there are separate series consisting of bound programs, electrical broadcast transcriptions, bound commencement notices, oversize material, and audio recordings of various commencement, class day, and baccalaureate activities.

Papers of Woodrow Wilson Project Records, 1761-1992 (mostly 1850-1929)

MC178 600 boxes 1 folder 2 items 265 Reels
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The Papers of Woodrow Wilson Project, co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and Princeton University, was a successful project to publish material generated by and influencing Woodrow Wilson; the 35 year project resulted in an acclaimed 69 volume set. The records of the Papers of Woodrow Wilson Project, compiled by chief editor Arthur S. Link and his staff, document the life and times of the former Princeton University president, governor of New Jersey, and president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, as well as the project to bring together documentation by and about Wilson.

American Civil Liberties Union Washington, D.C. Office Records, 1948-1970

MC190 35 boxes
This collection consists of the papers received and generated by the staff of the Washington, D.C. Office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) during the 1950s and 1960s. The ACLU is a leading defender of civil liberties in the United States. Founded in 1920, it has been the recipient of sharp criticism for its willingness to defend unpopular causes and has participated in a majority of the landmark cases to come before the Supreme Court in the twentieth century. The Washington Office's primary responsibility is to monitor legislative issues. In the 1950s the office worked against abuses caused by McCarthyism, including loyalty oath requirements, powers of legislative investigating committees, and censorship of free speech and expression. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the office focused on civil rights issues and the defense of alternative means of self expression. The Washington Office was also deeply involved with defending the civil liberties of those associated with the federal government and its agencies.

Green Family Collection, 1771-1969 (mostly 1810-1895)

C0304 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
The Green Family Collection consists of correspondence, documents, and printed matter of the Green family of Trenton and Mercer County, New Jersey, including Henry Woodhull Green (Princeton Class of 1820), his parents, Elizabeth and Caleb Green, his brother, John Cleve Green, and his son, Charles Ewing Green.

Collected Correspondence of Elizabeth Montagu, 1660-1903 (mostly 1740-1810)

C0078 2 boxes 0.6 linear feet
Contains correspondence of Elizabeth Montagu, known as "queen of the Bluestockings," an informal group of 18th-century English literary figures and intellectuals that gathered frequently at her home.

Stewart M. Robinson Collection of Colonial Sermons, 1615-1960 (mostly 1745-1785)

C0513 42 boxes 16.2 linear feet
Consists of a collection compiled by American clergyman Stewart M. Robinson (Princeton Class of 1915), including photostats of sermons, letters, pamphlets, and communications to newspapers by clergymen in colonial America, which he used as research material for a proposed book entitled "The Political Thought of the Colonial Clergy."

New Mexico Documents Collection, circa 1777-1890

C1397 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of retained copies of 66 notarial documents for primarily 19th-century land transactions in what is now the state of New Mexico.
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1777, 1777

No. 1: Martín, Juan Francisco. Document. San Antonio del Puesto del Embudo, 22 November 1777. Folio (30.5 x 21.2 cm). [3] pp. Martín, a citizen of Nuestra Señora de la Saleda (sic) del Río Arriba, appeared before Cristobal Vegil the alcalde mayor and "capitan de guerra" of the jurisdiction of Villa Nueva de Santa Cruz de la Cañada, and sells his brother Salvador Martín the ranch Juan Francisco inherited from his late father. The extent of the land, its boundaries, etc. are specified. Martín did not sign. The document is in the hand of and is signed by Vegil, with the signatures of Manuel García and Juan Miguel as witnesses. Vegil states that there are no notaries in New Mexico and so it falls to him to pen such documents. Witnesses: Manuel García, Juan Miguel de Atensio.

Herbert S. Auerbach Collection on Mormons and Indians, 1808-1935

WC041 12 boxes
Consists of copies of letters, documents, stories, newspaper articles, reports, tables, artifacts, and extracts relating to Mormons and Indians, as collected by Herbert S. Auerbach, an American renaissance man, involved in music, writing, politics, and philanthropy.

Office of Dean of the Faculty Records, 1781-2016

AC118 159 boxes 1 folder 4 items 45 Volumes 444 digital files
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Princeton University's dean of the faculty is the senior administrator responsible for the quality and well-being of the faculty and professional staffs of the university. In the past, the office has been responsible for matters ranging from student discipline to undergraduate academic life and the curriculum. This record group consists of the files of the faculty, the dean, the office, and its staff. In addition to the office's subject files, the collection includes the records of faculty meetings, faculty and University committees, and the personnel files of faculty, senior staff, and trustees.

William H. Walker Cartoon Collection, 1894-1922

MC068 43 boxes 29 oversize folders
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The William H. Walker Cartoon Collection reflects the political climate of America during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. Specifically, the cartoons were drawn between 1894 and 1922 for Life Magazine. While the earlier years did not encompass the quantity of cartoons of the latter years, Walker's satirical style is ever poignant. Through the use of humor, Walker directs attention towards such topics as war, immigration and domestic politics. These themes are related to the reader through the synergistic relationship of ink on paper and intellectual wit. In turn, this relationship generated a light, but serious message for all to appreciate.

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.

Charles Thomson Letters, 1783-1988

C0892 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of letters and miscellanea of the educator, merchant, and first secretary of the Continental Congress Charles Thomson (1729-1824).