Contents and Arrangement

Journal of Philip Vickers Fithian during Revolutionary Period, 1774-1776

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of the typed manuscript (carbon) of the textural material used by John Rogers Williams for his edition of Philip Vickers Fithian's journal and letters, including copies of letters, exercises, and lectures while Fithian was at Princeton (1770-1772, Class of 1772), journal notations and letters while he was a tutor at Nomini Hall in Virginia (1773-1775), and journal entries during two western tours (1775-1776) and the Revolutionary period (1776). Also present are letters (1900-1902) received by Williams concerning his edited volume. Note that the published volume did not include the 1775-1776 material. Those years were covered in Vol. 2, edited by Robert Greenhalgh Albion and Leonidas Dodson and published in 1934 under the title Philip Vickers Fithian: Journal, 1775-1776.

Collection History

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Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

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:

Journal of Philip Vickers Fithian during Revolutionary Period; Philip Vickers Fithian Journal Edited by John Rogers Williams, C0307, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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