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Collection Overview

Creator:
Woods, James S., 1824-1846
Title:
James S. Woods Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/qb98mf51t
Dates:
1840-1847
Size:
1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists mainly of family correspondence of James S. Woods, from his entrance into the military academy at West Point in 1840, through his graduation in 1844, and into his Mexican War experience in Matamoros, Mexico, in June 1846.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists mainly of family correspondence of Woods, from his entrance into the military academy at West Point in 1840, through his graduation in 1844, and into his Mexican War experience in Matamoros, Mexico, in June 1846. Also included is a Civil War era carte de visite of an officer in full military uniform (presumably one of Woods's brothers), Woods's military commission (1845) as a brevet second lieutenant of infantry, and the January 23, 1847, issue of the Presbyterian newspaper in which his father writes at length about Woods's death in the war.

Collection Creator Biography:

Woods, James S., 1824-1846

Son of a Presbyterian minister, and grandson of Princeton University President John Witherspoon, James Sterrett Woods had a brief but distinguished military career. Graduating with the West Point Class of 1844, Woods served as a second lieutenant of infantry and was killed during the Mexican War.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The papers were given to the Princeton University Library by descendants of Woods in 2004.

Appraisal

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 S. Woods Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/qb98mf51t
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184