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Coulborn, Rushton, 1901-1968.
Rushton Coulborn Papers
Manuscripts Division
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20 boxes
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-20


Consists of papers of historian Rushton Coulborn, including manuscripts, correspondence, and bibliographic material.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of Coulborn's typescripts of his University College (London) doctoral dissertation, "The Economical and Political Preliminaries of the Crusade of Harry Despenser, Bishop of Norwich in 1383," a book entitled The Origin of Civilized Societies (1959), articles, reports on conferences, notes, commentaries, and a bibliography, as well as several unfinished manuscripts. In addition, there is some correspondence with professional colleagues as well as letters to Coulborn regarding the publication of The Origin of Civilized Societies.


Arranged in this order: doctoral dissertation, book, articles, reports, unfinished manuscripts, notes, and correspondence.

Collection Creator Biography:

Coulborn, Rushton, 1901-1968.

Rushton Coulborn was an English-born American historian and author.

Collection History


This collection was the gift of Dr. Imogen Seger Coulborn in 1974.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '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.

Credit this material:

Rushton Coulborn Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-20