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Hale, Henry E. (Henry Ewing), 1869-1946
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Hale Family Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of selected family papers of Princeton resident and historian Henry Ewing Hale.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected correspondence, documents, manuscripts, genealogical information, excerpts of sermons, ephemera, and memorabilia of Henry Ewing Hale and his family. Some of the material is related to the Civil War and to the family's participation in World War I. The documents include tax bills, accounts, Princeton deeds and indentures, insurance documents, the last will and testament of John Maclean (10th president of Princeton), medical licenses, and primary school certificates. Also included is a typescript signed by Hale of an address given at the Princeton Historical Society on March 19, 1945, titled "The Princeton Cavalry Troop, Princeton, New Jersey, 1861-1863." The ephemera and memorabilia include stickers, pamphlets, cards, and metal buttons.


Arranged by accession number.

Collection Creator Biography:

Hale, Henry E. (Henry Ewing), 1869-1946

Henry E. Hale, Sr. (1840-1925, Princeton Class of 1860), was a farmer of Princeton Township, New Jersey. Dr. Henry E. Hale, Jr. (1869-1946, Princeton Class of 1892), was a physician and local historian of Princeton.

Collection History


The materials of the collection were given over a number of years by Dr. Henry E. Hale II, Princeton Class of 1892. Various AM.

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Finding aid written by James Flannery on February 20, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (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:

Hale Family Collection; 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