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Pidgin, Charles Felton, 1844-1923
Charles Felton Pidgin Correspondence on Aaron Burr
Manuscripts Division
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1 box, 0.4 linear feet, 1 box, and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists primarily of letters to American author/inventor Charles Felton Pidgin relating to his study of Aaron Burr (1756-1836).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of letters to Pidgin relating to his study of Aaron Burr. Correspondents include Edward Everett Hale, Charles Burr Todd, James Parton, Sarah Jane Lippincott, Varnum Lansing Collins, Moncure Daniel Conway, Rossiter Johnson, John Alexander Joyce, Eugene Didier, Philip Alexander Bruce, Lillie Devereux Blake, Walter Flavius McCaleb, William Pickens, William Leete Stone, and Alexander Wilder. Several descendents of Aaron Burr are among the correspondents, offering both family reminiscences and encouragement to the author.

Collection Creator Biography:

Pidgin, Charles Felton, 1844-1923

Charles Felton Pidgin was an American inventor of statistical tabulating machines and author, primarily, of fiction.

Collection History




No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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.

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:

Charles Felton Pidgin Correspondence on Aaron Burr; 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