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Paton, David
Selected Papers of David Paton
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 2.42 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists primarily of letters to Egyptologist David Paton (Princeton Class of 1874) about his four-volume work Early Egyptian Records of Travel: Material for a Historical Geography of Western Asia (1915-1922).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of letters to Paton (Princeton Class of 1874) about his four-volume work Early Egyptian Records of Travel: Material for a Historical Geography of Western Asia (1915-1922), including letters from George Vincent Welter, Robert William Rogers, and the Egyptologist A. H. Sayce. There is also a scrapbook of postcards of Palestine, bearing Paton's references to the Bible, and including six letters by "Mr. Goffey" to William MacGregor and others, and a 7-page autograph manuscript about Egypt. In addition, there are some personal business correspondence, page proofs for an advertising circular for his book, a list of Paton's articles about Egypt, a diploma, and clippings.

Collection Creator Biography:

Paton, David

David Paton (Princeton Class of 1874) was an Egyptologist.

Collection History


AM22018 and AM15332 (scrapbook and diploma).


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 David Paton; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2