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Hewett, Waterman Thomas, 1846-1921
Waterman Thomas Hewett Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of material about the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, during the Civil War collected from source material by Waterman Thomas Hewett, an American educator and editor.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material collected by Hewett relating to the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, during the Civil War by the Union Army under General William T. Sherman. Included are seven small notebooks of information in the hand of Hewett, copied in 1919-1920 from source material, and photostats of maps of the city of Columbia.

Collection Creator Biography:

Hewett, Waterman Thomas, 1846-1921

Waterman Thomas Hewett was an educator and an editor. Professor of German language and literature at Cornell University, he retired in 1910. During his retirement he collected material on several favorite themes including materials from Southern archives on General Sherman's infamous march to the sea in Georgia during the Civil War.

Collection History


The materials were a gift of Princeton professor Hewett Thayer in August 1943.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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:

Waterman Thomas Hewett Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1