Contents and Arrangement

Diary, 1858 July 31-1859 May 20

5 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of scrapbook pages and a diary kept by Gibson from May, 1858, to May, 1859, while traveling in the United States and Canada and attending Princeton Theological Seminary. Both the scrapbook, containing newspaper clippings and photographs (mostly of Princeton), and the diary document his travels. Also present is a brief sketch (7 pp.) of the life of James Gibson written by his son, Thomas, in 1932.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

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:

Diary; James Gibson Papers, C0774, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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