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Hotchkiss, Thomas W. (Thomas Woodward), 1867-1953
Selected Papers of Thomas W. Hotchkiss
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


The Selected Papers of Thomas W. Hotchkiss consists of articles, notes, correspondence, and clippings of the American lawyer, editor, magazine writer, professional researcher, and Princeton graduate (Class of 1889) Thomas W. (Thomas Woodward) Hotchkiss (1867-1953).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of Hotchkiss' articles (in both manuscript and published form) on a variety of historical topics, with related newspaper clippings, correspondence, and notes. Included are "History of the Gracie Mansion," "The True General Grant," notes on the history of early American flags, and articles relating to the history of Princeton University in the January and December 1892 issues of the Magazine of American History and the January 1892 issue of Outing. Noteworthy items include letters, one each, from Hamlin Garland (n.d.), James Truslow Adams (1921), and Hjalmer Rued Holand (1909).

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: TLS = typed letter signed, AMs = autograph manuscript, and TMs = typed manuscript.


The collection has been organized by material type.

Collection Creator Biography:

Hotchkiss, Thomas W. (Thomas Woodward), 1867-1953

Hotchkiss was a lawyer, editor, magazine writer, professional researcher, and Princeton graduate (Class of 1889).

Collection History

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ran Tao, Princeton Class of 2006 in 2004. Finding aid written by Ran Tao, Princeton Class of 2006 in 2004.

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:

Selected Papers of Thomas W. Hotchkiss; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1