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- Prentice, William Kelly, 1871-1964
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- William Kelly Prentice Papers
- Manuscripts Division
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- 1797-1965 (mostly 1900-1955)
- 7 boxes
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-7
Consists of works, correspondence, and documents of William Kelly Prentice, a Greek scholar and authority on classical inscriptions, as well as selected papers of his father and various other family members.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of works, correspondence, and documents of Prentice, as well as selected papers of his father and various other family members. Included in the papers are approximately 65 manuscripts and printed articles and lectures by Prentice, mainly on classical topics or his association with Princeton and the Class of 1892; family and academic correspondence with Thomas Seymour, John Foster Dulles, Howard Crosby, Max Farrand, William Kelly, W. Parmalee Prentice, William Packer Prentice, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Woodrow Wilson, and others; personal documents; and biographical and genealogical records.
Papers of William Packer Prentice include lectures and printed articles; some correspondence; journals, 1849-1915; personal documents; letters received by him and O. M. Mitchell during the Civil War; and other Civil War documents. Also present are family papers, including photographs, Prentice family correspondence (1852-1965), a small file of Hutton family correspondence (1830-1841), and a number of printed writings by various family members, including a typed copy of a diary by Jemima Parmalee Prentice of a pioneer journey (1816) from New Hampshire to New York, "Recollections" by Ezra Parmalee Prentice, "Mount Hope" by E. Parmalee Prentice, and articles and documents of Robert and William Kelly.
- Collection Creator Biography:
William Kelly Prentice was a Greek scholar and authority on classical inscriptions. A member of the Princeton Class of 1892, he was an instructor (1892-1893) at the Lawrenceville School, N.J., before becoming a member of the Princeton University faculty in 1894 as an instructor in Greek. He retired from Princeton in 1940 as Ewing Professor of Greek Languages and Literature. Prentice participated in archaeological expeditions to Syria, served in World War I, and was the author of several books.
Transferred from P.U. Archives in Mudd Library in 1996.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Researchers may be required to use surrogates of collection items stored in special vault facilities. Consult staff for access.
- 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 Kelly Prentice Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Classicists -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Classicists -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 20th century -- Manuscripts.
Family papers -- New York (State) -- Albany -- 19th century.
- Genre Terms:
- American diaires
- College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.). Class of 1892.
Prentice, W. P. (William Packer), 1834-1915
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources.