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Frothingham, Arthur L. (Arthur Lincoln), Jr., 1859-1923
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Frothingham Family Collection
Manuscripts Division
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7 boxes and 2.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-7


Consists mainly of correspondence between family members of Arthur L. Frothingham, who was a Princeton professor of archaeology (1886-1905). The collection includes correspondence and family photographs from his father, Arthur L. Frothingham, mother, Jessie Peabody Frothingham, and sister, Jessie Peabody Frothingham. Also present are manuscripts concerning Arthur L. Frothingham's study (ca.1912) on arches in the Roman Empire.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of correspondence between family members of Frothingham, Princeton professor of archaeology (1886-1905), including his father, Arthur L. Frothingham, mother, Jessie Peabody Frothingham, and sister, Jessie Peabody Frothingham, a writer who also received letters from her publishers and friends, such as Jesse Lynch Williams and Mrs. Grover Cleveland. In addition, the collection contains a box of family photographs. Also present are manuscripts concerning Arthur L. Frothingham's study (ca.1912) on memorial and triumphal arches in Rome and throughout the Roman Empire.


This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Unprocessed. Boxes 4-7 (notes on arches) are arranged alphabetically by place.

Collection Creator Biography:

Frothingham, Arthur L. (Arthur Lincoln), Jr., 1859-1923

Arthur Lincoln Frothingham (1859-1923) was an American educator, archaeologist, editor, and author.

Collection History


Gift of Charles F.W. McClure. Additions transfered from Princeton University Archives and Dept. of Art and Archaeology.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

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:

Frothingham Family Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-7