Contents and Arrangement

Nassau Hall, "Burning of Nassau Hall", 1855

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

A detailed account of the 1855 fire which consumed Nassau Hall, penned by an unknown eyewitness.


Documents within the General Manuscripts Collection are arranged alphabetically by the name of the individual or organization that authored or created them.


The manuscripts and collections which comprise the General Manuscripts Collection have all been cataloged individually, and are searchable through the Princeton University Library's online catalog . The information presented in this finding aid duplicates that found in the online catalog records.

Collection History




Additions are made to the General Manuscripts Collection when materials which fit the scope of the collection are accessioned by the Library.


No information on appraisal is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mudd Library Staff. Finding aid written by Daniel Brennan in March 2009. Finding aid updated by Phoebe Nobles in 2022 and 2023.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Nassau Hall, "Burning of Nassau Hall"; General Manuscripts Collection, AC001, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

As the General Manuscripts collection touches upon such a broad range of subject, the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library holds numerous collections which are related to it in some way. These include the Student Writings and Correspondence Collection, the Historic Subject Files, the Princetoniana Collection, and the Scrapbook and Autograph Book Collections. The Library also holds undergraduate alumni files for many of the authors of these materials.

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