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A. M. Ferguson (Mrs. Yates Ferguson) Letter to Miss G. E. Wilson, Her Sister, 1855 June 30-August 9
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of miscellaneous source material--letters, documents, and other separate, unbound manuscript items--pertaining to the history of the American West and Southwest in the 19th century, largely from the perspective of white settlers. Subjects include Native Americans, overland travel, settlement, mining, railroads, and business ventures. A number of items relate to the California Gold Rush.
The Princeton Collections of Western Americana were born with the 1947 gift of the collection of imprints and manuscripts focused on overland narratives, the cattle trade, and the Rocky Mountain West gathered by Philip Ashton Rollins, Class of 1889, and his wife, Beulah (Pack) Rollins. Their gift not only reoriented all previous acquisitions in the subject at Princeton, but remains a lodestone attracting other Western collections.
This miscellaneous collection contains small accessions of Western Americana-related material that the Library has acquired from 2013 to 2020. No additions will be made to this collection. Accessions relating to this topic will be added to the General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection (C0140).
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were removed during processing.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by John Delaney in April 2013. Finding aid written by John Delaney in April 2013.
Finding aid updated by Faith Charlton in June 2016 and by Kelly Bolding in October 2016, August 2017, November 2017, November 2018, January 2019, July 2019, September 2019, November 2019, January 2020, and February 2020.
No additions will be made to this collection. Accessions relating to this topic will be added to the General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection (C0140).
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
- 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:
A. M. Ferguson (Mrs. Yates Ferguson) Letter to Miss G. E. Wilson, Her Sister; Princeton University Library Collection of Western Americana Miscellaneous Manuscripts, C1446, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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