Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Farrand, Wilson, 1862-
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Selected Papers of Wilson Farrand
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
3 boxes and 2.9 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-3


The collection contains selected papers of Wilson Farrand (Princeton Class of 1886), including correspondence, addresses, articles, and writings from his student days.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected papers of Farrand (Princeton Class of 1886), including letters by Theodore Dreiser, John Grier Hibben, Henry Cabot Lodge, Henry van Dyke, Booker T. Washington, and Andrew F. West, as well as addresses and articles of Farrand that are primarily concerned with various aspects of secondary and college education and college entrance examinations. There are memorials on Charles W. Eliot and others associated with higher education, and miscellaneous addresses on such topics as "Tennyson, the Man and His Work," "Leif Erikson and the Norse Discovery of America," and "The Jew in Our Midst." In addition, there are materials related to Farrand's position as a Princeton University trustee (1908-1920), Carteret Book Club pamphlets, essays written as a Princeton student, an account book (1879-1884) showing his student expenditures in Newark and Princeton, and newspaper clippings.

Collection Creator Biography:

Farrand, Wilson, 1862-

A graduate of Princeton University (Class of 1886), Wilson Farrand went on to become headmaster of Newark Academy and a founding member of the College Entrance Examination Board.

Collection History

Processing Information:

Folder inventory prepared by Fadzilah Yahaya GS in 2011.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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.

Other Finding Aids:

A list (2 pp.) of correspondents and manuscripts is available in the Dept.

Credit this material:

Selected Papers of Wilson Farrand; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184