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Packard, William A. (William Alfred), 1830-1909
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
William A. Packard Collection
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes and 1.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-3


Consists of selected papers of classics professor William A. Packard.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected papers of Packard. Included are lecture notes on Latin literature, an annotated copy of Ciceronis Epistolarum Delectus (1871), several personal documents, and a letter (1871) to Henry Woodhull Green concerning the design of a new library at Princeton College. There are also several volumes (1854-1856) of lecture notes Packard took while a student at the Andover Theological Seminary.

Collection Creator Biography:

Packard, William A. (William Alfred), 1830-1909

William A. Packard was a professor of Latin languages and literature at Princeton from 1870 until his retirement.

Collection History


Transferred from Archives. Certificate of PHD was a gift of A.A Packard in 1913. Letter to Green was purchased in 1940, from "Collins Papers." Recommendation of Parrott is a gift of T.M. Parrott.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder inventory prepared by Lisa Yankowitz ('13) in 2012.

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:

William A. Packard Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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