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Libbey, William, 1855-1927
William Libbey Correspondence
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of correspondence of William Libby, a Princeton graduate (Class of 1877) and professor in geology. Correspondents include people associated with Princeton, Libby's work in the field of geology, and personal friends.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of 207 letters written to Libbey by 89 different correspondents associated with Princeton University, the greater scientific community, and friends. Represented are Wilson Farrand, New Jersey Governor James F. Fiedler, Arnold Guyot, Ivy L. Lee, John Maclean, Allan Marquand, Junius Spencer Morgan, Robert E. Peary, Joseph P. Tumulty (as secretary to Woodrow Wilson), Henry Van Dyke, William H. Welch, and Woodrow Wilson.

Also included is a commencement program (une 1877) for the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).


Arranged alphabetically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Libbey, William, 1855-1927

William Libbey (Princeton Class of 1877) was a professor of physical geography at Princeton University. Libbey also served in the New Jersey National Guard, evenutally advancing to the rank of colonel, and was twice a member of the U.S. Olympic Rifle Team, winning a silver medal at the 1912 Olympic Games.

Collection History


Gift of Anne Bressman.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Barbara Volz in 2000. Finding aid written by Barbara Volz in 2000 .

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing 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 Libbey Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1