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Janvier, Francis De Haes, 1817-1885
Francis De Haes Janvier Family Papers
Manuscripts Division
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6 boxes and 3.6 linear feet
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Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-6


Francis De Haes Janvier was a Philadelphia businessman and poet. Consists of correspondence of civil war poet Francis Janvier and his family as well as drafts and autograph copies of his works.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Includes correspondence, writings, and personal papers of Francis De Haes Janvier as well as material created or collected by other members of the Janvier family. The collection includes drafts and manuscript copies of Janvier's poetry and prose writings.


Arranged into Correspondence, Writings, Personal Papers, Family Papers, Photographs and Artwork, and Miscellaneous.

Collection Creator Biography:

Janvier, Francis De Haes, 1817-1885

Francis De Haes Janvier was a Philadelphia businessman and poet. His poem "God save our President" (1857) was set to music by George Felix Benkert and performed at the inaugurations of Presidents Lincoln, Grant, and Hayes.

Collection History


Purchased from Bonham and Butterfields in 2011 (AM2011-79).


.5 linear feet of duplicate or extraneous pamphlets and sheet music were transferred to the Rare Book collections, including the following: The Faithful Choice: A Discourse, New York: John A. Gray, 1858; A Year With Jesus (The Blakeslee Graded Lesson Series Vol. III No. 3), The Bible Study Publishing Co. (2 copies); A Year With Jesus (The Blakeslee Graded Lesson Series Vol. III No. 35), The Bible Study Publishing Co., 1893; Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the First General Assembly of the Re-united Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia: G.S. Harris, 1870 (3 copies); Gg. Lang sel. Erben Oberammergau (Bavaria), Diessen: Jos. C. Huber, [1910]; Opinions Concerning the Bible Law of Marriage By One of the People (advertisement), Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger; An Appeal to the American Congress: The Bible Law of Marriage Against Mormonism; An Appeal to the Reverend Clergymen of the United States on Behalf of the Pimal Law of God for Mankind, Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1873 (2 copies); Reply of the Commissioners for the Erection of the Public Buildings, to the Request of Hon. Samuel G. King, Philadelphia: Printed for the Commissioners, 1883; Opinion of William Rawle, to the Common Council of the City of Philadelphia, May 28, 1799, Printed for the Commissioners for the Erection of the Public Buildings, 1882; Reports of Committee on Fitting Up and Furnishing Rooms of Progress Made since the Reports of July 3, 1889, Philadelphia: Printed for the Commissioners, 1891; Lippincott's Magazine Vol. XIX No. 111 (March 1877); The Knickerbocker Vol. 53 (December, 1858); Carey, H.C., The International Copyright Question Considered, Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1872; Tyng, Dudley, A Sermon Preached in the Church of the Convenant, Philadelphia, July 5, 1867, Philadelphia: Parry and McMillan, 1857; The Story of the Meeting House Built at Salem in 1634-5, Salem, Mass.: The Salem Press, 1897; Souvenir Guide Book of Harvard and its Historical Vicinity, Cambridge, Mass: F.A. Olsson, 1895; J.W. Elliott, A Second Set of Sixty Voluntaries Arranged for the Harmonium, London & New York: Novello, Ewer and Co; Charles Henning, Practical Instruction for the Violin, Boston: Ditson, 1864; Samuel Jackson, Wedding March from Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn, Arranged for the Organ, New York: Schirmer; Julius André, Celebrated Andantes & Adagios for the Organ from the Works of Ludwig van Beethoven, Vol. II, Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt; Iungerich, Edward C., Sentimental Angel Waltz, Philadelphia: Stayman & Brothers, 1850; The Shepherd's Evening Song, White, Smith & Co, 1874; Henry Smart, Original Compositions for the Organ, London & New York: Novellow, Ewer & Co; James Montgomery, Prayers, Guidi.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Regine Heberlein in 2011. Finding aid written by Regine Heberlein in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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:

Francis De Haes Janvier Family Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-6