Contents and Arrangement

Autobiography: W. B. Scott pp. 591 (Married Life and 4th exp.)-849 (Trip to Cuba), undated

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of papers of Scott (Princeton Class of 1877), professor at Princeton for 50 years. The collection includes the manuscripts for the third editions of An Introduction to Geology (1932) and A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere (1937) and the notebooks and typescript of Some Memories of a Paleontologist (1939), as well as correspondence between Scott and the leading natural scientists of the day, such as Henry Fairfield Osborn. The reminiscences in the Memories are rich in anecdotal material concerning Scott's grandfather, Charles Hodge, a leading Presbyterian theologian and professor at the Princeton Theological Seminary. Additions include three notebooks of Scott's lecture notes taken while at Princeton, 1874-1876, and a typescript autobiography of his Princeton undergraduate years, entitled "Princeton 1873-78, Underclass Life in College."

Collection History

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.

Credit this material:

Autobiography: W. B. Scott pp. 591 (Married Life and 4th exp.)-849 (Trip to Cuba); William Berryman Scott Papers, C0265, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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