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Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
J. J. Jusserand Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of correspondence and a typescript of J. J. Jusserand, French author and ambassador to the United States from 1902 to 1925.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and a typescript of J. J. Jusserand while he was French ambassador to the United States. The correspondence includes three letters to Dean Andrew Fleming West at Princeton University, one letter to Charles Scribner, and a letter to "My dear chargé," containing extracts of General Lafayette's letter (12/21/1784) to General Washington. The typescript, which contains holograph corrections and annotations, is titled "How We Revisited France." It describes France before and after World War I and the help it received from the United States in fighting the Germans and later in rebuilding after the war.

Collection Creator Biography:

Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932

Jean Jules Jusserand was a French diplomat and author. He was ambassador to the United States from 1902 to 1925. A close friend of every U.S. President during that period, he did much to promote friendly Franco-American relations and to win the United States to the Allied side in World War I. Jusserand was also a noted scholar; his works include English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages (tr. 1889), Shakespeare in France (1898), and With Americans of Past and Present Days (1916), the first work on U.S. history to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

Collection History


Jusserand's letters to Andrew F. West were a gift of Dean West on Sept. 29, 1927 .

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

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:

J. J. Jusserand Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1