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Series 1: Correspondence, 1688-1971
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists primarily of correspondence between Alfred Marshall Mayer (1836-1897), physicist, his son Alfred Goldsborough Mayor (1868-1922), biologist, and Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902), zoologist and paleontologist, and colleagues in their various fields. Correspondents include Louis Agassiz, Frederick A. P. Barnard, Francis Blake, John Alfred Brashear, William Cullen Bryant, Timothy Cole, Edwin Grant Conklin, Charles Darwin, Thomas A. Edison, William M. Evarts, Michael Faraday, John Thomas Gulick, Edward Everett Hale, Abram S. Hewitt, John Grier Hibben, Henry Holt, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Julia Ward Howe, William James, A. A. Michelson, Moses Taylor Pyne, John Tyndall, and Henry Van Dyke. Also included is a ledger of Alpheus Hyatt, containing various accounts (1865-1903), printed articles by Alfred G. Mayor, genealogies and photographs of the Mayer and Goldsborough families, 1865-1903, and eight volumes of photographs taken by Alfred M. Mayer during scientific expeditions to the islands of the Pacific Ocean.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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:
Series 1: Correspondence; Hyatt and Mayer Collection, C0076, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-9