Contents and Arrangement

Photographs of Dr. Foster, Prof. Weyerstrass, Berlin und Umgebung, Prof. Leller, Prof. Kirchhoff, Unidentified, 1882-1883

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of miscellaneous papers of Magie: records and report cards from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), school records from Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Berlin, manuscripts of some of his addresses, a manuscript of the "Account of the process of making the Ph.D. at Berlin, 1885," and selected correspondence. The records from the College of New Jersey include an entrance exam schedule, Magie's letter of admission (1875), and his award certificate (1878) for the Dickinson Prize. There are six autograph (and one typewritten) addresses on various scientific topics given at conferences and club meetings. The records from Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin include a registration form, a student ID card, a receipt, a student manual (1882), three lists of classes, a record of courses taken, his Ph.D. degree (1884), and a printed copy of his dissertation (1885). The correspondence includes three letters (1882) to Magie's mother and father from Princeton, and a letter and two photographs from Frederick S. Osborne to Edward Steese, dated July 2, 1945, regarding the Magie grave tablet. In addition, there is short document about physics signed by Hermann von Helmholtz, Magie's German mentor.

Collection History

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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

Photographs of Dr. Foster, Prof. Weyerstrass, Berlin und Umgebung, Prof. Leller, Prof. Kirchhoff, Unidentified; William Francis Magie Papers, C1122, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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