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Konkle, Burton Alva, 1861-1944
The Life and Writings of James Wilson (1742-1798), by Burton Alva Konkle
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.6 linear feet
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ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of an unpublished manuscript by history professor Burton Alva Konkle on the American Revolutionary activist and Supreme Court Justice, James Wilson.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of a transcript made by Julian P. Boyd in 1946 of Konkle's original and unpublished manuscript The Life and Writings of James Wilson (1742-1798), which is in the library of the American Philosophical Society.

Collection Creator Biography:

Konkle, Burton Alva, 1861-1944

Burton Alva Konkle (1861-1944) was a history professor at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

James Wilson (1742-1798), Revolutionary activist, Continental congressman from Pennsylvania and, later, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was a chief participant in the establishment of the U.S. Constitution.

Collection History

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Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 in 2013.

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.

Permission to quote from or publish any part of the manuscript must be granted by the American Philosophical Society.

Credit this material:

The Life and Writings of James Wilson (1742-1798), by Burton Alva Konkle; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2