Contents and Arrangement

Letters to Parents from College of Augusta, KY, 1841-1842

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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 History


AM 11413

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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.

Credit this material:

Letters to Parents from College of Augusta, KY; Theodore W. Tallmadge Papers, C0353, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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