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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 (scamss): 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

Scope and Contents

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:


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 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 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 (scamss): Box 1