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Collection Overview

Creator:
Reid, Samuel Jackson, 1883-1918
Title:
Samuel Jackson Reid Letters
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/x059c738z
Dates:
1901-1919
Size:
1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of letters written by Samuel Jackson Reid (Princeton Class of 1906) to his mother, father, brother, and sister from 1901, the year before he entered Princeton, to his death in August, 1918, on a battlefield in France.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters written by Reid (Princeton Class of 1906) to his mother, father, brother, and sister from 1901, the year before he entered Princeton, to his death in August, 1918, on a battlefield in France. The letters are familial in nature, discussing his college activities, summer vacation trips, work with the Brewster Transfer Co. in Canada as a wilderness guide and outfitter, military training in New York, and his assignment as lieutenant in the 306th Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces. Also present are a letter by Reid's commander, Capt. Fairman Dick, informing his parents of his death and a letter of condolence by Lt. Douglas Bomeisler.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Reid, Samuel Jackson, 1883-1918

Samuel Jackson Reid (Princeton Class of 1906) worked with the Brewster Transfer Co. as a wilderness guide and outfitter before serving as a lieutenant in the 306th Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces. He died in France at the end of World War I.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Alicia Corona '13 in 2011. Expanded by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Samuel Jackson Reid Letters; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/x059c738z
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1