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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 (rcpxm): 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


The collection consists of (1) eight notebooks containing an unpublished, autograph and typed manuscript by Bamford (Princeton Class of 1900), a civil engineer, entitled "Random Scientific Notes," in which he applies metaphysical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 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:

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

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