Contents and Arrangement

Series 2: Mina Chollet Cameron Papers, 1832-1905

4 boxes
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Mina Chollet Cameron's papers include correspondence with family, friends, and students as well as a small amount of miscellaneous materials such as recipes, writings, and songbooks.


This series is arranged into two subseries: "Correspondence," and "Miscellaneous Material."

Collection History


No appraisal information for the initial processing of this collection is available.

In 2022, multiple Princeton University-related printed materials that had been separated from the collection were removed from the collection as it was determined that these items were duplicates of those included in university archives collections. A few university-related items that may have been unique were transferred to university archives for evaluation and disposition.

Processing Information

A significant portion of the collection was treated for mold in 2014 and 2016.

Preservation photocopies were made for a sizeable number of letters and writings that are in very poor condition during processing work that occurred before 2014.

Finding aid updated by Faith Charlton in 2014 with assistance from Luise Zhong '2016.

The portion of the collection that underwent mold remediation was rehoused in 2016. In 2022, three items that had been separated from the collection were (re)integrated: Volume II No. 9 of the publication "The Youth's Dayspring" (September, 1851), Press of T. R. Marvin, Boston, was added to printed materials associated with Henry C. Cameron; and the monthly publication "Series of Tracts" by D. A. Borrenstein (Princeton, NJ), Volume 1, No. 4 (December 1824) and Volume 2, No. 6 (February 1826), were added to printed materials associated with Arnold Guyot. Finding aid updated by Faith Charlton.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Most of the collection is open for research use.

Some original letters and writings, for which preservation copies were made, as well as Arnold Guyot's cloth maps, are restricted due to their poor condition.

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This series contains many preservation photocopies that are somewhat illegible.

Credit this material:

Series 2: Mina Chollet Cameron Papers; Cameron Family Papers, C0355, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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