Contents and Arrangement

"Curio," "A Book of Souvenirs, Half Journal and Half 'Memory-Book.'", 1830-1914

6 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of selected papers of Thompson, including 27 scrapbooks of clippings (1884-1941) of his columns and articles written while he was a Washington correspondent, book reviewer, and editor of the New York Times (1899-1921) and, later, a writer in Philadelphia for the Public Ledger (1921-1922) and Commonweal (1930-1931). Also included are 11 volumes called "The Archives" containing papers read before the Beecher Literary and Debating Society (1887-1910) in Brooklyn and a history of the club (1887-1907) compiled and edited by Thompson with the assistance of Reuben A. Bull. In addtion there is family and personal correspondence (1881-1948), as well as bound volumes of family memorabilia, poems, and correspondence, and a small section of articles, book reviews, poems, and loose clippings. Miscellaneous items include printed matter, notes, galleys for The Godlike Daniel (1930) by Samuel Hopkins Adams, and poems by Frances Mathilda Ford.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No information about appraisal is available for this collection.

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:

"Curio," "A Book of Souvenirs, Half Journal and Half 'Memory-Book.'"; Charles Willis Thompson Papers, MC131, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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