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Caldwell, Robert Granville, b. 1882.
Robert Granville Caldwell Autograph Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.25 linear feet
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Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


The Robert Granville Caldwell Autograph Collection consists of correspondence and memorabilia of Caldwell, an American professor and public official.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of letters by several prominent 19th-century Americans collected by Caldwell, including seven signed, autograph letters (1823-1830) by Henry Clay, six signed, autograph letters (1850-1871) by Horace Greeley, and six signed, autograph letters (1844-1861) by Sam Houston. Autograph letters by P. T. Barnum, Millard Fillmore, James Garfield, Belva Lockwood (1st woman candidate to run for president), Cotton Mather, Winfield Scott, and William Sherman--among others--are also included.

Collection Creator Biography:

Caldwell, Robert Granville, b. 1882.

Robert Granville Caldwell was an American professor and public official. Born in Bogota, Colombia, to American parents, Caldwell attended to the College of Wooster and received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1912. His area of study was Latin America, and he worked in academia for several years before turning to government. He authored several books, including Lopez Expeditions to Cuba (1915), A Short History of the American People, Vol. 1 (1925) and Vol. 2 (1927), James A. Garfield -- Party Chieftain (1931), and Role of the Parties (1933). Caldwell died in 1976.

Collection History


Gift of Robert Granville Caldwell.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Biography written by Jessica Marati, '08.

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:

Robert Granville Caldwell Autograph Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1

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The following sources were consulted during preparation of biographical note: Marquis Who's Who online database.

Subject Terms:
Autographs -- Collections.
Generals -- United States -- 19th century.
Presidents -- United States -- 19th century.
Statesmen -- United States -- 19th century.
Genre Terms:
Letters -- 19th century.