Contents and Arrangement

Yale University: miscellaneous, dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, memorabilia, family papers, scrapbooks, and an autograph book (1880) of Osgood, reflecting his role as one of Woodrow Wilson's original preceptors (1905) and the importance of the preceptorial system at Princeton. The collection contains typed manuscripts of Osgood's lectures on Milton, Spenser, and Samuel Johnson, addresses and note cards, and professional correspondence including letters relating to the publication of his book The Classical Mythology of Milton's English Poems (1900). Other correspondents include Albert S. Cook, John Grier Hibben, Henry Van Dyke, Woodrow Wilson, other Princeton associates, and many family members. There are also some student essays, grade books, and material concerning the Department of English. Also included are papers relating to the honorary degrees he received from Yale (1945) and Princeton (1951), and material from his estate. In addition, there are several essays on gardens by his wife, Isabella Sheldon Owen Osgood.

Collection History

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

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:

Yale University: miscellaneous; Charles Grosvenor Osgood Papers, C0540, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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