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Shields, Charles W. (Charles Woodruff), 1825-1904
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Charles Woodruff Shields Papers
Manuscripts Division
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8 boxes and 4.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-8


Consists of personal papers of Charles W. Shields (Princeton Class of 1844), professor of philosophy and history at Princeton from 1865 to 1903.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of works, correspondence, printed matter, and miscellaneous material of Shields (Princeton Class of 1844). The collection contains over eighty sermons, while the bulk of the correspondence is between Shields and his family, especially his parents, Hannah and James Shields. In addition, there are eleven issues of The Aurora (1839), a newspaper published by Shields and several boyhood friends in his hometown of New Albany, Indiana; a notebook of college expenses and letters sent and received (1842-1844); and some of his printed works.



Collection Creator Biography:

Shields, Charles W. (Charles Woodruff), 1825-1904

Shields was the son of James Read Shields and Hannah Woodruff Shields. He was a clergyman, professor at Princeton (1865-1903), and author. His daughter Charlotte married (1882) Bayard Stockton. Princeton Class of 1844.

Collection History


Transferred from Mudd Library Archives in 1993.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

The contents list was compiled by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010

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.

Other Finding Aids:

A box and folder list (2 pp.) for boxes 1-5 is available in the Dept.

Credit this material:

Charles Woodruff Shields Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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