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Moore, Russell W. (Russell Wellman), 1861-1920
Russell W. Moore Autograph Collection of Princetonians
Manuscripts Division
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6 Volumes


Consists of autograph letters and documents of Princetonians collected by American chemist and collector, Russell W. Moore (Princeton Class of 1883).

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of approximately 400 autographs of Princetonians collected by Moore (Princeton Class of 1883). Among those represented with signed autograph letters and documents are New Jersey jurists, congressmen, and governors, and presidents of Princeton. Included are Leon Abbett, Jonathan Belcher, William Worth Belknap, Nicholas Biddle, Elias Boudinot, William Allen Butler, Jr., Varnum Lansing Collins, George Mifflin Dallas, Richard Stockton Field, Parke Godwin, Arnold Guyot, Joseph Henry, John Grier Hibben, Lawrence Hutton, Charles Godfrey Leland, Brockholst Livingston, William Livingston, John Maclean, James McCosh, Tapping Reeve, David Rittenhouse, Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), Richard Rush, Charles Scribner, Richard Stockton, Andrew Fleming West, and Woodrow Wilson.


The autographs are organized alphabetically in six volumes. Places listed before the date refer to where the letter was written or postmarked.

Collection Creator Biography:

Moore, Russell W. (Russell Wellman), 1861-1920

Russell Wellman Moore (Princeton Class of 1883) was an American chemist and collector.

Collection History

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Courtney A. Summers in 2004. Finding aid written by Courtney A. Summers in 2004 and enhanced by Lauren Kustner in June 2010.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Russell W. Moore Autograph Collection of Princetonians; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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