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Selfridge, H. Gordon, 1915
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists primarily of correspondence relating to the work of Carver (Princeton Class of 1913) as secretary (1914-1915) to Walter H. Page, the American ambassador in London, as secretary (1915) to Edward Mandell House in Europe, and as assistant to Bernard M. Baruch working for the War Industries Board, and to his commission in the U.S. Navy attached to the Office of Naval Intelligence (1917-1918). During those years Carver became acquainted with and corresponded with a great number of prominent statesmen and members of the royal families of Austria, Norway, Great Britain, Belgium, Greece, Monaco, and others, including Theodore Roosevelt, Lord Fairfax, Lord Northcliffe, Princess Grace of Monaco, Archduke Felix of Austria, Prince Otto of Norway, Bernard M. Baruch, Andrew Carnegie, and Woodrow Wilson. There is also correspondence related to the American Friends of Norway, of which Carver was chairman (1942).
Another facet of Carver's interests is well-represented by his collection of hundreds of bookplates of well-known Americans, Princetonians, and Europeans, with related correspondence and articles including "Modern American Book-plates" and "Three Victorian Book-plates."
Also included are diaries (1914-1924); Princeton undergraduate lecture notes; articles, and reports, including a report on the sinking of the S.S. Lusitania (1915); documents; printed matter; memorabilia; photographs of family, friends, and royalty; and a group of additional papers containing correspondence, reports, clippings, and bookplates.
- Custodial History:
A portion of the collection was transferred to the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library from the Graphic Arts Division of Special Collections, Princeton University in January 2011 [ML.2010.033].
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
- Credit this material:
Selfridge, H. Gordon; Clifford Nickles Carver Papers, MC010, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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