Contents and Arrangement

Series 5: Clippings and Ephemera, 1795-1929

4 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series contains numerous newspaper clippings; ephemera; and wallets, which appear to have belonged to other family members. The newspaper clippings relate mostly to scientific matters (the solar halo, for example), but there are a significant number regarding regional issues and World War I. One notebook, which probably belonged to Charles C. Abbott, contains notes, verses, and drafts of writings. It is undated, and while the handwriting is similar to Abbott's, it is uncertain if it was created by him. Several wallets contained poems, receipts and other financial documents, and newspaper clippings, dating from 1795 to 1916. Many of these records appear to have belonged to Frances Abbott, John Abbott, Lucy Abbot, and Susannah Abbott. There are also writing portfolios with notations by Charles Conrad Abbott which are largely empty, but indicative of the method in which he worked. Finally, there are writings by others, including Edwin Swift Balch; publications from organizations such as the American Philosophical Society and the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology; and articles from Science, catalogues of art, and poetry.


The folders in this series are arranged alphabetically.

Collection History


No materials were removed during 2013 description work.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jim Flannery, '06 in 2004. Finding aid written by Jim Flannery, '06 in 2004.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This 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:

Series 5: Clippings and Ephemera; Charles Conrad Abbott Papers, C0290, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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