Contents and Arrangement

Autograph letter signed, 1740 December 8

1 volume

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged in 10 bound volumes in roughly chronological order.

Collection History

Custodial History

John Hinsdale Scheide purchased the collection from Maggs Bros Ltd. Maggs had acquired it from Sotheby's (London) in 1938; Sotheby's described the collection as being the "property of a lady."


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mia Kim and Dana Simmons in 1992. Finding aid written by Mia Kim and Dana Simmons in 1992.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Autograph letter signed; John Hinsdale Scheide Collection of Three Centuries of French History, C0710, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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