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Collection Overview

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Greek Historical Documents
Manuscripts Division
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1821-1873 (mostly 1821-1849)
0.4 linear feet and 1 box
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Greek, Modern


This collection consists of over 82 Greek historical documents regarding the Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution of 1821, ranging from 1821 to 1873.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of over 82 Greek autograph documents and letters recording several historical events, campaigns and battles, Cabinet decisions and other announcements, as well instructions from ministers regarding payments of the salaries and other expenses of the soldiers ranging from 1821 to 1873. Most of the documents and letters are dated and signed by several ministers and important officials including Geōrgios Kountouriōtēs, Iōannēs Kōlettēs, Vassos Maurovouniōtēs, Kōnstantinos Mauromichalēs, Nikolaos Ponēropoulos, ̄Adam Doukas, Petros Mauromichalēs, the Μetropolitan Iosēph Androusēs, and Nikolaos Kriezōtēs.

Collection History



Custodial History

Given by Stefano Papageorgiou in appreciation of Dimitri Gondicas, and to express his gratitude for the two months he spent researching in the Special Collections as a Visiting Fellow of the Program in Hellenic Studies.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012. Finding written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in July 2021.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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:

Greek Historical Documents; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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