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Collection Overview

Stillwell, Lewis Buckley, 1863-1941
Lewis B. Stilwell Papers
Manuscripts Division
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49 boxes and 22.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-49


The collection consists of American electrical engineer and Princeton trustee Lewis B. Stillwell's engineering reports, correspondence, photographs, blueprints, maps, and printed matter. His professional correspondence relates to his work as an electrical engineer with several energy companies, while his personal papers contain material related to his service as a Princeton trustee.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of Stillwell's engineering reports, correspondence, photographs, blueprints, maps, and printed matter. The engineering reports include as subjects the design and building of power plants and the electrification of railroads, some with accompanying photographs and blueprints. Stillwell's professional correspondence relates to his work as an electrical engineer with the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Corporation (1886-1897), the Niagara Falls Power Company (1897-1900), and the Rapid Transit Subway Construction Company of New York (1900-1905), and, later, as consulting engineer with the Lehigh Valley Coal Company, the Paupack Water Power Project, the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, the Lehigh Navigation Electric Company, the United Railroads and Electric Company of Baltimore, and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Also included are personal papers, such as correspondence, account books, estate matters, and material on Princeton where Stillwell served as trustee (1920-1941).


This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Collection Creator Biography:

Stillwell, Lewis Buckley, 1863-1941

Lewis Buckley Stillwell (1863-1941) was an American electrical engineer and Princeton trustee.

Collection History


Gift of Richard Stillwell.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

Lewis B. Stilwell Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-49