Contents and Arrangement

Letters to Margaret Gordon from Mary Gordon, 1885-1891

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of letters written by and received by members of the Gordon family of Fannettsburg, Pennsylvania between the 1870s and the first decade of the twentieth century. The letters include some written and received by Clarence M. Gordon, Class of 1891, while he was an undergraduate and a graduate student at Princeton, and in later years when he taught at Williams College and Centre College. Present are letters to Clarence Gordon from family members, friends, and Princeton professors including Henry B. Fine, Henry D. Thompson, and H.S. Davis. The collection also includes letters written and received by sisters Mary Gordon and Clementine Gordon when they each studied at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Some of the letters were written and received by Margaret Beatty Kyle Gordon and Jeremiah Smith Gordon, the parents of Mary, Clarence, Clementine, John, and Donald.

Collection History

Custodial History:

From the auction house: "The previous owner has meticulously labeled . . . each letter."

In fact, labels (handwritten on index cards and on yellow sticky notes) are not present on each letter. Where index cards or sticky notes are present, they were created by the "previous owner."

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Credit this material:

Letters to Margaret Gordon from Mary Gordon; Gordon family correspondence, AC482, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
: Box 1