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Crawford, Jack Randall, b. 1878
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Jack Randall Crawford Letters to Mason A. Stone
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of twenty-four letters of Jack Randall Crawford, Princeton Class of 1901, to his friend Mason A. Stone, who was a student at Yale University.

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection consists of twenty-four letters of Jack Randall Crawford, Princeton Class of 1901, to his friend Mason A. Stone, who was a student at Yale University. Crawford and Stone were childhood friends from Virginia, and in his letters Crawford mentions the names of several mutual lady friends. His main Princeton interests revolve around the social and sports scene. Crawford describes the campus, wallpapering and decorating his room, traditions of the school and of the students, his schoolwork, people he met, trips he took, parties he attended in New York and Philadelphia, and the apartment that he moved into on Chambers Street in Princeton. In addition to writing about life as a Princeton student, several of Crawford's letters focus on the baseball games between Princeton and Yale which he attended, and the rivalry between the two colleges and their teams.

Collection Creator Biography:

Jack Randall Crawford was an American author and critic. He graduated from Princeton University with the Class of 1901 and earned his A.M. degree also from Princeton in 1905. In 1911 he was awarded the John Addison Porter Prize, which Yale University awards annually to the best work of scholarship in any field "where it is possible, through original effort, to gather and relate facts or principles, or both, and to present the results in such a literary form as to make the product of general human interest."

Collection History


Gift of Edward Holloway, Princeton Class of 1940, on February 22, 1971 (AM20415).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Dina Britain in May 4, 2009. Finding aid written by Lauren Kustner in May 26, 2009. Folder Inventory added by Jameson Creager (2015) in 2012.

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:

Jack Randall Crawford Letters to Mason A. Stone; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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