Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Fleet, William A. (William Alexander), 1883-1918
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
William A. Fleet Papers
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
1894-1983 (mostly 1916-1918)
1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of selected papers of William Fleet, the first American Rhodes Scholar.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected papers of Fleet. Included are a scrapbook of photographs, letters, and clippings related to his military service, passports, commission certificate, posthumous awards, family photographs, and autograph copies of letters of condolence to Mrs. Fleet. In addition there are applications (1894) by Fleet's father, Alexander F. Fleet, for membership in the Society of Colonial Wars, and a few letters, 1923-1983, about William A. Fleet.

Collection Creator Biography:

William A. Fleet was the first American Rhodes Scholar, 1904-1907, at Magdalen College, Oxford, and later an instructor in classics, 1907-1908, at Princeton University.

Collection History


Transferred from Princeton University Archives in Mudd Library in 1994 (AM1995-36).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder Inventory added by Jameson Creager (2015) 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. Fleet Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184