Contents and Arrangement

From the United Service: A Monthly Review of Military and Naval Affairs, 1880 December

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

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

From the United Service: A Monthly Review of Military and Naval Affairs; Roswell H. Lamson Papers, C0475, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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