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Rice, Howard C. (Howard Crosby), 1904-1980
Howard C. Rice Papers
Manuscripts Division
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22 boxes and 8.8 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-22


Consists of papers relating to the preparation of The American Campaigns of Rochambeau's Army, 1780-1783 (1972), which was translated and edited by Princeton's Special Collections librarian Howard C. Rice and Anne S. K. Brown.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of papers relating to the preparation of The American Campaigns of Rochambeau's Army, 1780-1783 (1972), which was translated and edited by Rice and Anne S. K. Brown and published in two volumes: Volume I containing the journals of Jean Clermont-Crevecoeur, Jean Baptiste Verger, and Louis-Alexandre Berthier; Volume II containing itineraries, maps, and views prepared by Berthier illustrating the campaigns of the French army under Rochambeau during the American Revolution.

Included in the papers are correspondence with Anne S. K. Brown, American and European libraries, and publishers Princeton University Press and Brown University Press; publicity matter; Xerox copies of the original journals and itineraries with French transcriptions and English translations; binders of final manuscript text; indexes and bibliographies; and related printed matter. Also present are notes and photographs of the 1976 bicentennial reenactment of Rochambeau's march and on the Charles W. Peale portrait of George Washington owned by Rochambeau.


Arranged roughly as follows: correspondence, publicity, notes, itinerary transcripts, sources, journal transcripts, other works, 24 binders of manuscript text, index and publicity.

Collection Creator Biography:

Rice, Howard C. (Howard Crosby), 1904-1980

Historian and author, Howard C. Rice (1904-1980), directed Princeton's Special Collections during the 1960s.

Collection History


This collection was the gift of Mrs. Howard C. Rice, Jr. in 1981. AM 82-10

Custodial History

The original manuscripts upon which these papers are based are located in the Rhode Island History Society archives, the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection at Brown University, and the Princeton University Library (Berthier Collection).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

Howard C. Rice Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-22