Contents and Arrangement

Correspondence, A-C, 1906-1952

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection primarily consists of materials related to American educator and writer Grace Latimer Jones McClure's unpublished book, A Clippership Honeymoon. They include research notes, annotated drafts, typescripts, and correspondence related to the editing of the book and McClure's efforts to have it published. Also included is the original source material - nine diaries written from 1850-1862 by Charles F.W. McClure's aunt, Malvina "Mallie" McClure, that document her early life in mid-19th century Cambridge and her travels as the wife of sea captain, Seth Williams. Several volumes of these diaries document their honeymoon voyage on his clipper ship Gem of the Ocean.

The collection also includes correspondence related to her position as the headmistress of the Columbus School for Girls, and as an active member of the Princeton University community in Princeton, New Jersey.

In addition, two diaries from Malvina's mother and Charles F.W. McClure's grandmother, Mary McClure, are included.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were removed from the collection during 2018 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

Correspondence, A-C; Grace L. J. McClure Papers, C0489, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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