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Remey, Charles Mason, 1874-1974
Charles Mason Remey Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1921-1957 (mostly 1940-1950)
5 boxes, 20 Volumes, and 3.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-5


Consists of 74 volumes of diaries, letters, reports, reminiscences, and other writings in typescript form, accompanied by clippings, photographs, designs, and memorabilia relating to Charles Mason Remey (1874-1974) and the Remey and Mason families.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of 74 volumes of diaries, letters, reports, reminiscences, and other writings in typescript form, accompanied by clippings, photographs, designs, and memorabilia, which Remey prepared in a limited number of sets. Included are his daily diaries (1940-1948) as well as separate journals kept during his travels in South America (1945-1946), Latin America (1946-1947), and Europe (1947-1948) as a teacher and representative of the Baha'i faith. There are also volumes of Remey's architectural designs and text for the Baha'i temple to be built on Mt. Carmel in Israel, and letters and reports concerning Baha'i activities.

Remey also prepared many volumes of reminiscences--of his childhood, boyhood at the Navy Yard, Washington, D. C., and school at Green Acres, Maine, and of his uncles William Butler Remey and Edward Wallace Remey, father George Collier Remey (1841-1928), and Gertrude Heim Remey. Also included are biographies of Charles Mason (1804-1882), who was chief justice of Iowa, George Collier Remey, and Mary Josephine Remey; histories of the houses in which Remey family members lived; a record of the naval destroyer U.S.S. Remey, named after George Collier Remey; and a description of a new mausoleum in Virginia for the Remey family designed by Remey.


Volumes in boxes are arranged roughly in chronological order; volumes shelved as bound mss. are in alphabetical order.

Collection Creator Biography:

Remey, Charles Mason, 1874-1974

Charles Mason Remey (1874-1974), the eldest son of distinguished Admiral George Collier Remey (1841-1928) and Mary Josephine Mason Remey (1845-1938), daughter of Chief Justice Charles Mason (1804-1882), was an architect, author, and religious leader of the Baha'i faith. Remey was the architect for several Baha'i temples around the world.

Collection History


Gift of Charles Mason Remey from 1932 to 1958.

Custodial History

Eleven volumes were transferred from the open stacks.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010.

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:

Charles Mason Remey Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-5