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Lundy, John P. (John Patterson), 1823-1892
J. L. Lundy Manuscripts
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 1.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of four book-length manuscripts by American clergyman J. P. Lundy (Princeton Class of 1846) regarding ancient Christianity and prehistoric American religion.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of four book-length manuscripts by Lundy (Princeton Class of 1846): Monumental Christianity (1876), a treatise on ancient Christianity and symbolism; "Prehistoric Worship in America"; "Prehistoric Rock-Inscriptions of North America"; and "Alaskan Legends from [Abbe] Petitot", including the Cree legend of Ayas and a series of six of his lectures on the aboriginal civilization and religion of prehistoric America.

Collection Creator Biography:

Lundy, John P. (John Patterson), 1823-1892

A graduate of Princeton (Class of 1846), Lundy became a deacon in the Protestant Episcopal Church and was chaplain of the state prison in Sing Sing, New York. In 1869 he became rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles in New York City but resigned in 1875 due to health issues.

Collection History


No acquisition information is currently available.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '15 in 2013.

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.

Credit this material:

J. L. Lundy Manuscripts; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2