Contents and Arrangement

2012 Accession: Miscellaneous Correspondence and Documents, 1869-1975

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of records compiled by Edward M. Crane, Jr., relating to the D. Van Nostrand Company. Included are letters by family and friends to David Van Nostrand (1811-1866), the founder of the company (1848); correspondence and documents of the Crane family, mainly concerning investments in the Van Nostrand Company; letters of congratulations for Edward M. Crane, Jr., on becoming president of the company in 1964; financial statements and ledgers; budget records; profit and loss statements; departmental breakdowns; director's and general meeting minutes; stock and bond certificates; personal and business photographs; catalogs of Edward M. Crane's rare book collection; D. Van Nostrand book catalogs; miscellaneous printed matter; a large framed architect's drawing (1955) for the D. Van Nostrand Company office building in Princeton, N.J.; publication budget files (1957-1962); business transactions with Elsevier Publishing Company; financial statements; Committee to Defend America files (1940s); information about Edward M. Crane's book collection; information about the Princeton University Library fund in memory of Edward M. Crane; speeches by Edward M. Crane, Jr.; and miscellaneous materials.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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:

2012 Accession: Miscellaneous Correspondence and Documents; D. Van Nostrand Company Collection of Edward M. Crane, C0719, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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