Contents and Arrangement

Family Letters, 1935

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists primarily of correspondence written by members of the Gipson family of Caldwell, Idaho, as contributions to a family chain letter. The collection contains letters by Lina West Gipson (1852-1950) and Albert Eugene Gipson (1848-1937) and their eight children: Mary Gipson Stalker (b. 1874), Albert West Gipson (1876-1970), Ruth Gipson Plowhead (1877-1868), a magazine writer and editor, Lawrence Henry Gipson (1880-1971), professor of history at Lehigh University, Alice Edna Gipson (b. 1882), professor of English and college administrator, James Herrick Gipson (1885-1965), publisher, The Caxton Printers, Ltd., Margaret Gipson (1888-1983), and Edgar Varney Gipson (1891-1949). In addition, there is a copy of The Gipson Family History and Genealogy with biographical notes by members of the family and a Gipson family tree.

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. 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:

Family Letters; Gipson Family Correspondence, WC013, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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