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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
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-3


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

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

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.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

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

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

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

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-3