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Abeel, Neilson, 1902-1949
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Selected Papers of Neilson Abeel
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of selected papers of poet Neilson Abeel (Princeton Class of 1924).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of selected papers of Abeel (1902-1949, Princeton Class of 1924), including typescript and carbon copies of about 24 poems ("New Jersey Evening," "Gay Head," "Homecoming," etc.); letters by John Finley, Wilson Farrand, Edith Bolling Wilson, and others; and miscellaneous documents, photographs, and printed matter. Also contains papers of Rev. John Neilson Abeel (1769-1812, Princeton Class of 1787). Neilson Abeel is related to but does not appear to be directly descended from John Neilson Abeel.

Collection Creator Biography:

Abeel, Neilson, 1902-1949

Neilson Abeel (Princeton Class of 1924) was a poet.

Collection History


Additions (Folders 7-13) given to Princeton by Mr. and Mrs. Neilson Abeel Sr. AM22030, 11628, 11629.

Custodial History

Placed in the library by Mrs. Neilson Abeel in 1939 and 1954.

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.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

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.

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:

Selected Papers of Neilson Abeel; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1