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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a nineteenth-century ornithologist, artist, and naturalist who published his illustrations of American birds and quadrupeds. This collection includes several original manuscripts, transcripts and photostats of manuscripts, correspondence of John James and Lucy Bakewell Audubon (originals and copies), and other printed materials related to Audubon, which have been assembled from various sources.
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Wetmore, Prosper Montgomery, 1798-1876
The papers of Prosper Montgomery Wetmore, grandfather of Violetta White Delafield, consist of twelve bound volumes (1818-1874) of correspondence, as well as loose material including letters by Wetmore, genealogical papers, miscellaneous material, and printed matter. The bound volumes contain correspondence between Wetmore and his family, business, policial, civic, and Eleventh Regiment New York State Militia colleagues, also some of his poems and essays, documents, maps, miscellaneous material, and printed matter. Some of the correspondents included in the bound volumes are Townsend Harris, William H. Seward, Benson J. Lossing, William Cullen Bryant, and Martin Van Buren.
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Samuel Stanhope Smith, born in 1751 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was the first alumnus to become president of the College of New Jersey. His father, Robert Smith, taught him at the school he headed in Pequea, Pennsylvania until the age of sixteen, when Samuel entered the College of New Jersey as a junior. He graduated with honors in 1769 before returning to Pennsylvania to teach in his father's school. In 1771 he returned to Princeton to tutor and study theology under John Witherspoon. For health reasons, he left Princeton to work as a missionary in Virginia. In 1775 the seminary that later became Hampden-Sydney College was founded, and Smith became its president. Married to Ann Witherspoon, Witherspoon's daughter, Smith returned to Princeton in 1779 as a professor of moral philosophy, and his brother, John Blair Smith, replaced him as president of Hampden-Sydney College. On Witherspoon's death in 1794, Smith, who had become vice president in 1786, assumed the leadership of the College. After the Nassau Hall fire of 1802, he raised enough money not only to reconstruct the landmark but also to add two additional buildings. Unfortunately, a riot in 1807 led to the suspension of 125 students and a growing distrust on the part of trustees. Faculty resignations and a declining student body led to Smith's resignation in 1812.
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Includes items not captured in the inventory but retrieved at the time of packing the Library for shipment to Princeton University Library. Items originate from the living room and attic, respectively, though which item came from which room is no longer known. A wide field of reading interests are represented in this series that may in part represent leisure reading in the Derrida household, including fiction and poetry, exhibit and museum catalogs, a small number of children's books, a variety of serial issues, as well as books relating to Judaism, Mythology, Religion, Literary Criticism, Psychology, World History, Literary History, Political Theory, the University, Architecture, Travel, Art, and others.
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Contains books shelved by Derrida outside the Studio, i.e. in the main house. This includes a main run of largely books received as unsolicited gifts by Jacques and Marguerite as well as, in some instances, Jean, and Pierre, as well as the family's leisure reading and books not considered as central to Derrida's daily work as those shelved in the Studio.
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Living Room and Attic, 1793-2013

390 boxes
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Includes items not captured in the inventory but retrieved at the time of packing the Library for shipment to Princeton University Library. Items originate from the living room and attic, respectively, though which item came from which room is no longer known. A wide field of reading interests are represented in this series that may in part represent leisure reading in the Derrida household, including fiction and poetry, exhibit and museum catalogs, a small number of children's books, a variety of serial issues, as well as books relating to Judaism, Mythology, Religion, Literary Criticism, Psychology, World History, Literary History, Political Theory, the University, Architecture, Travel, Art, and others.
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House, 1793-2013

675 boxes
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Contains books shelved by Derrida outside the Studio, i.e. in the main house. This includes a main run of largely books received as unsolicited gifts by Jacques and Marguerite as well as, in some instances, Jean, and Pierre, as well as the family's leisure reading and books not considered as central to Derrida's daily work as those shelved in the Studio.
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A. Jacobi Papers, 1794-1955 (mostly 1880-1919)

C0724 6 boxes 2.3 linear feet
Jacobi, A. (Abraham), 1830-1919
The A. Jacobi Papers consists of offprints of writings and lectures, correspondence, memorials, and other miscellanea of the German physician, pediatrician, author, and first professor of children's diseases in the United States Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919).
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Box p-000153
Richmond, Mary Almy, 1864-1946
Consists of a biography of Amy White Richmond (1836-1908, née Howland) in the form of a manuscript narrative and handmade scrapbook written and assembled by her daughter, Mary Almy Richmond (1864-1946, later Pressly), recounting her life, times, and family history spanning several generations. The narrative documents Amy White Richmond's life in Massachusetts and, later, Michigan; as well as the story of her role in several well-connected New England and New York families, including the Richmond, Cornell, and Howland families.
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Box 47
2 boxes of index cards with names of people, books and businesses, orgainzed into the groups "Corresp. Main file"; "Misc. files"; "Corresp. Not in Main File", "Dewey Bibl."' "Sewall Diary"; "Strong Diary"; "Shorter wwritings or compilations"; "Amer. colony"; "Amos Eaton Coll."; "The Gibbs Affair"; and "New York State."
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Series 5: Writings, 1798-2003

28 boxes
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The majority of the Writings series is composed of materials related to articles and books written by Hirschman, including offprints and drafts of articles, correspondence, reviews, research materials, and notes. The books include Exit, Voice and Loyalty, The Passions and the Interests, and Shifting Involvements. The subject of his writings is predominantly economic development in Latin America and throughout the world, and also includes economic policies, industrialization, inflation, and trade. The series also contains speech materials from Hirschman's tenure as economist for the Federal Reserve Board, papers and correspondence sent to Hirschman by other scholars to solicit his review and some of his reviews of their work, and papers written by Hirschman during his education.
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Princeton University Class Records, 1798-2023

AC130 502 boxes 9 folders 8 items 3996 digital files 29.1 GB
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Class Records consist of a diverse set of materials documenting the history and activities of Princeton University classes during their time as undergraduates and as alumni. In the collection are correspondence, newsletters, publications, photographs, and memorabilia, all of which pertain to a particular Princeton University graduating class and its members.
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Most of the materials in this series relate to Samuel Comfort's involvement and experiences during the Civil War. His career in the oil industry, his time as consul and vice-consul to India, and his work with various patents and inventions are also documented. Other Comfort family members are also represented in this collection, in particular Samuel's father, George Comfort, as well as Samuel's mother and older sister, Susan Lower Comfort and Annie Comfort.
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Comfort, Samuel, 1837-1923.
This collection, which consists primarily of correspondence but also includes diaries, official and legal documents, ephemera, and photographs, largely relates to Samuel Comfort (1837-1923), a U.S. Civil War veteran, diplomat, inventor, and foreign representative for the Standard Oil Company in Europe and India. Documentation of Comfort's Civil War experience is particularly robust. To a lesser extent, the collection documents the family of Comfort's daughter Emma Walraven Comfort (1869-1954) and her husband, Harry Maule Crookshank (1948-1914), a distinguished physician who served as British Controller-General of the Daira Sanieh Administration in Egypt from 1897 to 1907. British Conservative politician Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank (1893-1961) as well as several other members of the Comfort family, particularly Samuel's father, George Comfort (1808 -1887), are also represented.
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Box 123, Folder 11
Consists of a letter, dating from December 29, 1800, from Hamilton to James Ross about the presidential election and his feelings about Aaron Burr among other things, as well as other correspondence relating to the letter.
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Series 3: Student Publications, 1800-2017

46 boxes 1 website
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Series 3: Student-generated publications are those documents composed by enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Several 19th century student publications are present, including some of the earliest known student newspapers, such as The Balance (1802) which provides an account of a Nassau Hall fire, and The Chameleon, written by the Class of 1835. The series also includes special editions and joke issues of the Daily Princetonian, such as The Gaily Printsanything (circa 1920s). In addition, the years 1969 and 1996 saw particular literary flourishing, with the inception of several student-generated magazines consisting of a few issues before the magazines' discontinuation. In a few cases, the records of the creating organization are included with copies of the publications.
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Series II DOCUMENTS, 1800-2999

2 boxes
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Series II, Documents: (1917-1969) The Documents principally concern Eddy's military promotions, citations and service records from both World Wars, medical records, geneological information, part of his will and property deeds, and a list of books in his personal library. They are arranged chronologically.
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Consists of material compiled by Baker relating to all facets of Hemingway's life. Included is genealogical information, copies of additional Hemingway correspondence, printed matter, memorabilia, a few photographs, and correspondence and notes of Baker about Hemingway. Also present is a miscellaneous file (1899-1939) of Xerox copies of letters, printed matter, and other ephemera of and about Hemingway compiled by an unidentified collector.
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Baker, Carlos, 1909-1987
Consists primarily of Carlos Baker's working papers and biographical files used in preparation of his biography Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story (1969). This was the fourth book on Hemingway written or edited by Baker (1909-1987), a Princeton professor and author. Also present are manuscripts for a novel and book of poetry by Baker, unrelated to his work on Hemingway.
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The material in this series is comprised primarily of correspondence to and from Conrad Richter, including all facets of his life: family, friends, career, fans. A significant addition of materials consists of the correspondence of Harvena A. Richter (HAR) and Harvena C. Richter (HCR), his wife and daughter, respectively.
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Richter, Conrad, 1890-1968
Consists of material relating to the American author Conrad Richter, including manuscripts, writing notebooks, notes, and galley proofs for several of his novels and other writings. Includes a substantial amount of personal and professional correspondence, as well as photographs.
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Consists of oversized Columbiana material (October 1929 issue of The Institute Magazine with article by MHT titled " 175 Years of Columbiana--A Retrospect" and photographs of Columbia and of MHT, 1931-1959) and material relating to Amos Eaton and The Diary of George Templeton Strong.
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Princeton University Library Collection of Historical Subject Files, Grounds and Buildings, 1802-2000

AC110 21 boxes 342 items 20 digital files
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Princeton University Library Collection of Historical Subject Files, Grounds and Buildings contains information relating to the buildings, grounds, and architects of Princeton University. The collection also includes information on the development of the campus and the various chronologies of construction and land acquisition that have been gathered.