Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 2D: Official Documents, Clippings, and Ephemera, 1870-1954

3 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes government-issued documents, including marriage and birth certificates and passports as well as awards and certificates; newspaper clippings and a few periodicals; notes and writings; various types of ephemera, such as programs and souvenirs; and unidentified letters and empty envelopes. Most of the materials relate to Harry Maule Crookshank and Harry F.C. Crookshank with some relating to Emma Comfort Crookshank and Helen Elizabeth "Bessie" Crookshank, in particular, Bessie's involvement with the British Red Cross during World War II.


Materials are largely arranged in chronological order.

Collection History


During 2013 processing, the Roberts correspondence (AM 18491) was removed and made into a separate collection: Walter B. Roberts and Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Company Correspondence (C1469).

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in 2013. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Subseries 2D: Official Documents, Clippings, and Ephemera; Samuel Comfort Family Papers, C0407, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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United States. Army of the Ohio
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteer Regiment, 20th (1863-1865).
Standard Oil Company
Comfort family.
Crookshank family.
Comfort, Annie, 1842-1919.
Comfort, Elizabeth Barnsley, 1844-1932
Comfort, George, 1808-1887.
Comfort, Susan Lower, 1811-1888.
Crookshank, Emma Comfort, 1869-1954.
Crookshank, Harry Maule, 1849-1914.
Crookshank, Harry, 1893-1961