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Series 3: Biographical and Genealogical Material, 1796-1979
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous research material of Thomas. Included are manuscripts, research material, and related correspondence for several of his publications: Bibliography of John Dewey (1929), John Dewey: A Centennial Bibliography (1962), Elias Boudinot's Journey to Boston in 1809 (1955), The Diary of George Templeton Strong, 1835-1875 (1952), and The Diary of Samuel Sewall, 1674-1729 (1973). There are manuscripts of articles about varius aspects of Columbia University history, genealogical material about John Jay, and research and collected original manuscript material regarding 19th-century American students in Göttingen, Germany, and the American scientist Amos Eaton.
Thomas's correspondence reflects the myriad interests of scholars and researchers he aided in his role as archivist as well as his own bibliographical interests. In addition, the collection contains personal and family photographs and documents, early scrapbooks, and a small collection of 18th-century autograph material collected by Thomas.
This series is arranged into eight subseries: Halsiana, Documents, Awards, Genealogical Material, Photographs, MHT Bibliography, Elijah Milton Thomas (Father of MHT), MHT-related printer matter, Collected material, Bibliographic material,
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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:
Series 3: Biographical and Genealogical Material; Milton Halsey Thomas Papers, C0706, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- This is stored in multiple locations. ReCAP (rcpxm): Boxes 38-45; 47 Firestone Library (mss): Box 46