Contents and Arrangement

Oregon, 1902 January 20-1906 October 20

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection consists of a variety of materials related to James P. Kimball's life and work around the turn of the 20th century, primarily in the American West, and particularly his involvement in mining, railroads, and geological surveys. There are also some materials related to his opposition to forest reserves around Yellowstone National Park, and his work in Northern Mexico and in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Materials include photographs, personal and business correspondence from throughout Kimball's career, geological reports, published writings by Kimball and others, official documents, news clippings, hand-drawn maps, and ephemera.

Many of the materials in the collection were originally kept in a scrapbook that was disassembled prior to the collection's acquisition. Materials that were still together were maintained as such.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated during 2017 processing.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

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:

Oregon; James P. Kimball Papers, C1438, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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