Contents and Arrangement

Political Letters, 1888-1889

1 volume

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings of Curtis' writings for the Chicago Record, 1874-1911, on matters of political and social importance and concerning his travels around the world. Topics covered include the Grover Cleveland campaign of 1888, civil service reform, foreign affairs, tariffs and finances, South America, and the Chicago Exposition of 1893 (Curtis was chief of the Latin-American department). In addition, the scrapbooks contain references to the presidential campaign of William McKinley in 1900 when Theodore Roosevelt was elected vice-president, other miscellaneous clippings, a few pamphlets, typed articles, and scattered correspondence, including two notes by William H. Taft.

Collection History

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:

Political Letters; William Eleroy Curtis Scrapbooks, MC013, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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