Contents and Arrangement

Series 1. Correspondence, 1755-1988

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series consists of approximately one hundred and forty family letters, comprising some 450 pages, written on tours of Europe and the Middle East around 1840, several nicely illustrated. Includes a copius run of retained drafts of letters to Isaac Taylor, the publishers Houlston and Wright, Dr. Robert Trail, the painter Josiah Gilbert, and others, concerning publication of plates after drawings made on his tours. The present letters - many of which, written on large extended sheets of paper, are very long - display the élan of a young Englishman on the Grand Tour and provide the reader with a vivid view of Middle Eastern travel in the first half of the nineteenth century.


This series has been arranged in an alphabetical order.

Collection History


Nothing was removed from the collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2014. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2014.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Series 1. Correspondence; William Tipping Papers, C1462, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Separated Materials

The following printed maps have been transferred to the Historic Maps Collection: 1.Map of the Peninsula of Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea from the itineraries of E. Robinson and E. Smith constructed and drawn by H. Kiepert, Berlin 1841. Published as the act directs by John Murray. 50 Albermale Str. London. April 1841. (HMC01.7067). 2. Die Insel St. Helena, [circa 1822-1840]. (HMC01.7070). 3. Konigreich Griechenland (Kingdom of Greece), nach den neuesten und besten Hulfsmitteln, entworfen und gezeichnet von C.F. Weiland. 1833. (HMC01.7069). 4. Plan of Jerusalem, sketched from Sieber and Catherwood, corrected by the Measurements of Robinson and Smith. Drawn by H. Kiepert. Published as the act directs by John Murray. 50 Albermale Str. London. April 1841. (HMC01.7068).

Houlston and Wright
Ottewill, David.