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Furman, N. Howell (Nathaniel Howell), 1892-1965
N. Howell Furman Papers
Manuscripts Division
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21 boxes and 22.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-21


N. Howell Furman (Princeton Class of 1913) was a professor of analytical chemistry at Princeton. His collection consists of scholarly papers, correspondence, miscellaneous material relating to the teaching of chemistry at Princeton.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of scholarly papers, correspondence, miscellaneous material relating to the teaching of chemistry at Princeton, and printed matter of Furman (Princeton Class of 1913), professor of analytical chemistry. The collection contains his lecture notes, articles, papers, and notebooks, as well as his professional correspondence. There are files of student papers, laboratory work, notebooks, and undergraduate and Ph.D. general examinations. Also included are reports of chemical analyses, minutes of departmental meetings, records of supplies and equipment, notebooks of students' grades, files regarding the Atomic Energy Commission, and material relating to his interest in polarography. Furman's "Report of Travel," a typewritten manuscript illustrated with photographs, documents his fellowship-funded trip to European chemical plants and university laboratories in 1927 and 1928; it includes a large copy of Bartholomew's map of Europe (1925) with Furman's route shown in red ink. In addition, there is printed material including abstracts of papers and offprints of articles by Furman and others.


This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Collection Creator Biography:

Furman, N. Howell (Nathaniel Howell), 1892-1965

N. Howell Furman (Princeton Class of 1913) was a professor of analytical chemistry at Princeton.

Collection History


The papers were a gift of Mrs. Nathaniel Howell Furman. Furman's "Report of Travel" was a gift of Lisa Hawley in 2014.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

N. Howell Furman Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-21