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- Scotland, Alexander, 1848-1893
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Alexander Scotland Collection
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 1 box and 0.2 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, a diary (1869), and a journal (1888) of Alexander Scotland (Princeton Class of 1874), most of which reflects the life he led in Colorado mining areas after leaving the East because of tuberculosis.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, a diary (1869), and a journal (1888) of Scotland (Princeton Class of 1874), most of which reflects the life he led in Colorado mining areas after leaving the East because of tuberculosis. The collection contains an autograph manuscript entitled "From New York to Barbados" (1871), written while an undergraduate, letters by Scotland to his wife and family, 15 albumen photographs (10x8 cm. on 13x11 cm. card mounts) of Indians at Taos Pueblo, and a journal illustrated with 24 cyanotype (12x20 cm.) and 4 albumen (10x16.5 cm.) photographs of a camping expedition to Grand Mesa, Colorado. In addition, there is a eulogy by the Reverend John Reid on the occasion of Scotland's death.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Alexander Scotland, a member of the Princeton Class of 1874, left the East because of tuberculosis and settled in a Colorado mining area.
- Processing Information:
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Alexander Scotland Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Husband and wife -- Colorado -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
Journals, American -- 19th century.
Mining districts -- Colorado -- 19th century.
Ocean travel -- 19th century.
Taos Indians -- 19th century -- Photographs.
- Genre Terms:
- Correspondence -- 19th century.
Cyanotypes -- 19th century.
Diaries -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- 19th century.
Photographs -- 19th century.
- Colorado -- Description and travel.