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Chapman, John Jay: Letter Relating to "Classical Studies", 1923 July 25
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists chiefly of correspondence of Princeton Dean Andrew F. West regarding a conference (1917) on classical studies and the foundation of the American Classical League, as well as letters to his sister, Clara L. West, and his son, Randolph West. Correspondents include John Jay Chapman; President Calvin Coolidge; John Huston Finley, Princeton University faculty member, 1900-1903; Sir Auckland Geddes; James Curtis Hepburn, Princeton Class of 1832; Charles Evans Hughes; Jean Jules Jusserand; Sir Frederic Kenyon; Howard Seavoy Leach; Richard Winn Livingston; Henry Cabot Lodge; A. Lawrence Lowell; Samuel Walker McCall; John William Mackail; Albert Mansbridge; Allan Marquand, Princeton Class of 1874; Alexander Meiklejohn; Edward P. Mitchell; Alfred Noyes (letter accompanying an autograph manuscript signed on the "Value of Classical Studies"); William Osler; George W. Pepper; Mahlon Pitney, Princeton Class of 1879; Elihu Root; Charles M. Schwab; President William Howard Taft; Miss M. Carey Thomas; Frank A. Vanderlip; Benjamin Ide Wheeler; Shirley Weber; and George W. Wickersham.
Also included are typescripts of several poems written by West, entitled "Boston" (finely printed copy, 1899), "Philadelphia" (1894) and "Here and Beyond"; the latter was written for his 80th birthday, signed and dated May 17, 1933. Also included are West's final class grades for his junior year at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), signed by the registrar and dated July 7, 1873.
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The collection is open for research.
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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.
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Chapman, John Jay: Letter Relating to "Classical Studies"; Princeton University Library Collection of Andrew Fleming West Correspondence, C1102, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1