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Bamford, William B. (William Brokaw), 1878-1945
Selected Papers of William B. Bamford
Manuscripts Division
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1 box
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of selected papers of civil engineer William B. Bamford, a member of the Princeton University Class of 1900.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of (1) eight notebooks containing an unpublished, autograph and typed manuscript by Bamford (Princeton Class of 1900), a civil engineer, entitled "Random Scientific Notes," in which he applies metaphysical ideas to science in an attempt to explain scientific principles from a philosophical viewpoint, and (2) some loose documents and correspondence.

Please see the descriptions for each binder for more details as to what is contained in the binder.


This collection is arranged in volume order of the binders (presumably labelled by William Bamford) with loose papers and documents following.

Collection Creator Biography:

Bamford, William B. (William Brokaw), 1878-1945

A graduate of Princeton University (1900), William B. Bamford was was an architect, consulting engineer, and writer, who formed his own company in 1907. Bamford was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I. He had a long association with the city of Belmar, N.J., and was its mayor from 1920 to 1923.

Collection History


This collection is a gift of the Estate of William B. Bamford on August 9, 1949.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Kelly Rafey '16 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

Selected Papers of William B. Bamford; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1