Contents and Arrangement

Letters to Roswell H. Lamson from Mary Buckingham, 1846-1848

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged in this order: correspondence between Lamson and his wife, Kate Buckingham Lamson; other correspondence; letterbooks; photographs; documents; memorabilia; printed matter.

Collection History

Custodial History

The papers were given to Princeton ca. 1973 by Donald Shea, Roswell Lamson's great grandson. According to Prof. James M. McPherson, the Lamson papers passed through the family to Donald Shea's maternal aunt, Helen Renaud Hutchinson. She was the daugher of Helen Lamson Renaud, Roswell Lamson's fourth child (born March 24, 1880), and the only one who had children, one of whom was Jeanne Renaud Shea, Donald Shea's mother. Helen Renaud Hutchinson gave the papers to Donald Shea who later donated them to Princeton University Library. Neither Donald Shea nor anyone else in his family, going back to Roswell Lamson himself, had any connection with Princeton.


No material was separated during 2013 processing.

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Fadzilah Yahaya GS in 2011.

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.

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:

Letters to Roswell H. Lamson from Mary Buckingham; Roswell H. Lamson Papers, C0475, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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