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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
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpxm): 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
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.
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.
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- 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:
Howard C. Rice Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Military topography -- United States -- 18th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Portraits -- 18th century.
- Genre Terms:
Librarians -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
- France. Armée
Berthier, Louis-Alexandre, 1753-1815
Brown, Anne S. Kinsolving
Clermont-Crèvecoeur, Jean Francois Louis, comte de, 1752-1824
Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807
Verger, Jean Baptiste Antoine de, 1762-1851
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
- France -- History, Military -- 1774-1793.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns and battles.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- French participation.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Maps.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives.
Yorktown (Va.) -- History -- Siege, 1781.