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Gillet, Samuel T.
Samuel Gillet Navy Journals
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Samuel T. Gillet (1809-1890) served in the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean, 1827-1837. This collection consists mostly of travel journals from Gillet's service in the Mediterranean, 1827-1834.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Contains travel journals from Samuel Gillett's time serving in the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean, 1827-1834, including detailed accounts of the Holy Land and Egypt. Also contains an undated notebook of draft articles.


Arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Gillet, Samuel T.

Samuel T. Gillet (1809-1890) served in the U.S. Navy in the Mediterranean, 1827-1837, on the USS Lexington and USS Delaware. In 1837, he left the navy as a lieutenant and became an early Methodist minister in Indiana.

Collection History


Gift of Gillett Griffin in 2013. Formerly deposit #9357.


No materials were separated during 2013 processing.

Processing Information

Processed by Regine Heberlein in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This 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:

Samuel Gillet Navy Journals; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1