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Collection Overview

Creator:
Tallmadge, Theodore W. (Theodore Wood), 1827-1904
Title:
Theodore W. Tallmadge Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/z890rt29s
Dates:
1840-1903
Size:
1 box, 1 volume, and 0.3 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists primarily of letters by Theodore W. Tallmadge (Princeton Class of 1846), the bulk of which were sent to members of his family, especially to his parents, Darius and Sara Ann Tallmadge, from the College of Augusta in Kentucky (1841-1842), Ohio University (1842-1843), and Princeton (1844-1846).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists primarily of letters by Tallmadge (Princeton Class of 1846), the bulk of which were sent to members of his family, especially to his parents, Darius and Sara Ann Tallmadge, from the College of Augusta in Kentucky (1841-1842), Ohio University (1842-1843), and Princeton (1844-1846). Tallmadge's letters to his sons (1847-1903) reflect his success as a pension lawyer in Washington, D.C., and his interest in the Grand Army of the Republic. In addition, there are a transcript of his grades from Princeton (1844-1845), an oration by him on college life (1844), and a commencement circular (1846).

Also present is a bound volume entitled "Reminiscences of Theodore W. Tallmadge, Class of 1846," containing two photographs of Tallmadge, extracts from "Sanctum Santorum," his journal of student life kept while at Princeton, and a long letter to Varnum Lansing Collins (1902) giving reminiscences of Princeton, particularly about the sophomore commencement, and including his sophomore oration of June 1844.

Collection Creator Biography:

Tallmadge, Theodore W. (Theodore Wood), 1827-1904

A graduate of Princeton (Class of 1846), Theodore W. Tallmadge was a pension lawyer in Washington, D.C.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Theodore W. Tallmadge, 1903 (AM 1253), and Andrew P. Tallmadge, 1937 (AM 11413).

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '2014 in 2012.

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.

Credit this material:

Theodore W. Tallmadge Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/z890rt29s
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1