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Palmer, James Croxall, 1811-1883
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
James Croxall Palmer Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of an autograph manuscript journal kept by naval surgeon, Dr. James Croxall Palmer (1811-1883), during his tour aboard the Macedonian as a member of the Mediterranean Squadron from 1858-1860.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains an autograph manuscript journal kept by Dr. James C. Palmer, a veteran of the Wilkes exploring expedition, during his tour as a surgeon aboard the Macedonian as a member of the Mediterranean Squadron from 1858-1860. Also includes a photocopy of the entire journal and an undated photograph of James C. Palmer.

Collection Creator Biography:

Palmer, James Croxall, 1811-1883

James Croxall Palmer was an American naval surgeon. He served with the exploring expedition of Lieutenant Charles Wilkes and in the Civil War under Rear Admiral David G. Farrugut, and ultimately became surgeon-general of the Navy.

Collection History


Purchase, acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund, in 2004 .


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The 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:

James Croxall Palmer Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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