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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

Scope and Contents

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 copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 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:

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

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