New Finding Aids for December 2017 and January 2018

Photograph of an exploded safe from the express car of the North Coast Limited Train. George Laub album documenting an attempted train robbery at Bearmouth, Montana, 1905 (C0938 No. 746)

New finding aids include the following:

Estillac Plantation Records (C1586)

Consists of over sixty letters and related documents concerning the Estillac sugar plantation in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now the Republic of Haiti) from the late 1750s through the early 1780s. Many of the letters are addressed to A. Mabille, a Paris-based hatter, trustee, and creditor, and pertain to the operations and troubled finances of the plantation under the management of Guillaume Claude Besson and Jean Guillaume Robillard.

George Laub album documenting an attempted train robbery at Bearmouth, Montana (C0938 No. 746)

Consists of a scrapbook album documenting an attempted train robbery at Bearmouth, Montana, on May 27, 1905. The album was compiled by Northern Pacific Railway expressman George H. Laub, who was hailed as a hero after he foiled Clarence B. Young’s attempt to rob the express car of the North Coast Limited Train after dynamiting the car.  Laub’s album provides a detailed account of the attempted heist, including photographs of the damaged express car and the exploded safe, congratulatory telegrams and letters, accounts of the hold-up, and newspaper clippings.

Irving Malin Papers (C1587)

Consists primarily of correspondence with authors such as Gordon Lish, James Purdy, Cynthia Ozick, and Paul Bowles, among many others, along with some writings and publisher files of American literary critic and professor of literature Irving Malin (1934-2014).

James Baldwin Playboy Interview (C1557)

Consists of sound recordings, a transcription, and editorial notes documenting an interview of American writer James Baldwin conducted by Alex Haley (1921-1992) and Jim Goode (James A. Goode, d. 1992) in late 1967 and early 1968 for Playboy but never published in the magazine. The interview is conversational and wide-ranging, with Baldwin responding to questions about his personal and artistic life, as well as about larger social issues surrounding racism, sexuality, politics, economics, and activism. Digital access copies of the recordings are available for access in the RBSC reading room.

Simeon Johnson Papers (C1589)

Consists of papers of Simeon Johnson (1770-1807), an American merchant residing in Gonaïves, Haiti, following the Haitian Revolution, including a journal about the conflicts between rival Haitian leaders Henri Christophe (1767-1820) and Alexandre Pétion (1770-1818), as well as legal documents signed by Henri Christophe and Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758-1806) and financial documents and correspondence pertaining to Johnson’s business and social affairs. This accession was separated from the Princeton University Library Collection on Slavery in the Americas (C1210), formerly known as the Miscellaneous Slavery Collection, during 2017 reprocessing and described as a separate collection.

Thomas Edwin Mills California Gold Rush diary (C0938 No. 749)

Consists of a manuscript diary of Thomas Edwin Mills (1824-1887) describing his 1852 journey from Dunbarton, New Hampshire, to San Francisco, California, by way of Nicaragua, as well as his experiences as a gold miner in Marysville and Nevada City, California, during the California Gold Rush. The journal spans the period from January to November 1852, with more detailed entries documenting the months preceding and during his journey to California followed by sparser entries from his time as a gold miner, which indicate days he spent on his claim and amounts of gold mined. Mills traveled to California via Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Accessory Transit Company, which capitalized on the gold discoveries in California by transporting immigrants between New York City and San Francisco.


New additions to existing collections were added to the following finding aids:

Princeton University Library Collection of Sir Walter Besant Correspondence (C0708)

A recent addition to this open collection of the correspondence of English novelist and historian Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901) include seven letters from Besant (1836-1901) to various individuals, two of which are pasted inside volumes of Besant’s works, London and Reading in Rabelais. Also included are two images of Besant on ephemeral items.

Susanna Moore Papers (C1381)

A recent accrual to the papers of American novelist Susanna Moore includes additional correspondence from 2017, a notebook containing notes for her novel In the Cut, and a copy of Halekulani: A Gracious History (2004).

T. A. Barron Papers (C1522)

A recent accrual to the papers of American writer of fantasy literature, books for children and young adults, and nature books T. A. Barron includes additional international editions of his books, articles and speeches, and personal correspondence.

Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Collection of Manuscripts, Correspondence, and Photographs (C0962)

A recent addition to this open collection of manuscript material related to the print collections of Leonard L. Milberg (Princeton Class of 1953) is a press release from the Zionist Organization of America of “Plans of Justice Brandeis For Constructive Work in Palestine” (October 1920), likely the first printed appearance of Louis D. Brandeis’s full memorandum.


Revisions were made to the following finding aids:

Princeton University Library Collection on Slavery in the Americas (C1210)

Consists of an open collection of documents related to slavery, the slave trade, and the colonial plantation economy, particularly in the United States, the Caribbean, and Brazil in the 18th and 19th centuries. Description was enhanced throughout the finding aid, and materials that were not appropriately contextualized in a collection of slavery records were removed and placed into separate collections.

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New Finding Aids for November 2017

Photograph by Levi V. Bean depicting Ephraim M. Epstein and his party departing the First Baptist Convention in the Dakota Territory, 1881. (WC064)

New finding aids include the following:

Antoine Guerry Duclaud Papers (C1585)

Consists of correspondence and documents of Antoine Guerry Duclaud, a French officer employed by the Dutch West India Company who deserted and settled in the Dutch colony of Surinam (now the independent Republic of Suriname) in 1771. The papers document Guerry Duclaud’s move to Surinam with the intention of starting a plantation, his business renting the labor of enslaved Africans he brought from Guinea, and his return to Europe in 1775 after failing to make a profit. This collection offers insights into Dutch trade, economic conditions, the institution of slavery, and resistance to slavery by maroon communities in Surinam in the 1770s.

George S. Rigby, Jr., Collection of Anthony Trollope (C1582)

Primarily consists of correspondence of Anthony Trollope and various associates/family members, as well as other miscellaneous documents. The letters are mainly business-related in nature and discuss various aspects of the literary and publishing world. Notable correspondents include author Thomas Hughes, publisher Nicholas Trübner, journalist George W. Smalley, Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev, and the Scottish novelist Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant. An unfinished holograph manuscript of Trollope’s 1860 novel Castle Richmond, and a manuscript leaf of an article written by Henry James discussing Trollope (and later published in The Century Magazine, July 1883) are included as well.


New additions to existing collections were added to the following finding aids:

Toni Morrison Papers (C1491)

A new accrual from the author includes additional drafts and notes for Toni Morrison’s 2015 novel God Help the Child. This material will be available via access to digitized surrogates in the RBSC reading room pending digitization. Description was also added for additional digital files extracted over the summer from previously unreadable floppy disks using new digital processing tools.

Princeton University Library Collection of Modern Greek Materials (C0958)

A recent addition to this open collection of miscellaneous Modern Greek manuscripts is the diary of Prince Nikolaos of Greece (1872-1938) documenting his travels to Peloponnese and Aetolia-Acarnania in April and May of 1898.

Princeton University Library Collection of Booth Tarkington Materials (C0717)

A new addition to this open collection of miscellaneous letters and memorabilia of American novelist and dramatist Booth Tarkington (1869-1946) is a 1924 letter from Tarkington to Robert Underwood Johnson (1853-1937) regarding politics and Tarkington’s upcoming travels. (The Manuscripts Division also holds the Booth Tarkington Papers.)

Princeton University Library Collection of Patrick Henry Materials (C1165)

A recent addition to this open collection of selected manuscript material by and about American attorney, politician, and planter Patrick Henry (1736-1799) consists of a 1795 letter from Henry to Major-General Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee III and an engraved portrait of Henry.

Princeton University Library Collection of Western Americana Miscellaneous Manuscripts (C1446)

A recent addition to this open collection of miscellaneous letters, documents, and other items pertaining to the history of the American West and Southwest consists of two letters from Silas Patterson to his brother Robert Patterson in Washington County, Pennsylvania, during Silas Patterson’s emigration west. The letters are written from Rock Bluff, Nebraska, on February 9, 1865, and Bitter Creek, Wyoming, on August 24, 1865.

Princeton University Library Collection of Western Americana Photographs (WC064)

A new addition to this open collection of photographs of the Trans-Mississippi West consists of an 1881 photograph by Levi V. Bean depicting Ephraim M. Epstein and his party departing the First Baptist Convention in the Dakota Territory. Epstein was a Russian-born American who migrated to the United States at the age of 20 and became a Baptist minister after converting from Judaism to Christianity; he was also a physician, and later became the first president of the University of Dakota, now the University of South Dakota, at Vermillion.

Robert H. Taylor Collection of English and American Literature (RTC01)

Recent additions to this open collection of manuscripts, letters, and documents of numerous English and American authors and artists include a letter from Baroness Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron (1792-1860) to her friend “Emily”; and an 1873 letter from Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) to Theodore Watts-Dunton (1832-1914).


Revised finding aids:

Princeton University Library Collection of Blanche Pauli Materials (TC054)

Recent additions to this assembled collection of materials by and about American singer, actress, and vaudeville performer Blanche Pauli (born Virginia C. Taney) include additional photographs, correspondence, clippings, and memorabilia related to her life and professional career. Pauli worked mainly in stock companies touring the northeastern United States and Canada from the late 1890s through 1904. The collection provides a glimpse into the life of a regional vaudeville performer at the turn of the century, as well as documentation of the songs and plays common among vaudeville and minstrel performers in the late 19th and early 20th century. Description was enhanced throughout the finding aid during the processing of new additions.

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New Finding Aids for October 2017

Portrait of Gwendolyn (Steele) Fortson Waring (Class of 1977) from the Gwendolyn (Steele) Fortson Waring Third World Center and Black Collegiate Life Photographs (AC458).

New finding aids include the following:

Princeton Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) Oral History Project (AC465)

The Princeton LGBTQIA Oral History Project launched in the spring of 2017 as a partnership between the LGBT Center, FFR/BTGALA, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies and University Archives, with support from the Provost’s Office’s Princeton Histories Fund. The project consists of undergraduate and graduate students interviewing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) alumni and current and former LGBTQIA staff and faculty to learn about their lives, particularly their experiences being LGBTQIA (out and not out) at Princeton, and their perceptions of the climate for LGBTQIA people at Princeton at different points in time.

Gwendolyn (Steele) Fortson Waring Third World Center and Black Collegiate Life Photographs (AC458)

This collection contains photographs, negatives, and digitized images collected or produced by Gwendolyn (Steele) Fortson Waring. The images were taken during Waring’s time at Princeton, 1973-1977, and show unidentified events and programs produced by the Third World Center and black collegiate life at Princeton.

Georges Braive World War I Photographs of the Macedonian Front (C1581)

Consists of over 1,000 military and ethnographic photographs of the Macedonian Front of World War I taken by French architect Georges Braive (1884-1963) during his service as a lieutenant commander of the Armée d’Orient’s “Section sanitaire automobile 27.”

Broude Brothers Limited Files on Arthur Lourié (C1583)

Consists of a handwritten score and copies of Funeral Games in Honor of Chronos, as well as a music copyist’s handwritten score and published parts for “The Blackamoor Suite,” by Russian composer Arthur Lourié (1892-1966).

Rhomaïdès frères “Athènes Antique et Moderne” photograph album (C0938 No. 742)

Consists of a photograph album containing 25 collotypes (1880s-1890s) by the Rhomaïdès frères (Rhomaides Brothers) depicting both classical and modern neoclassical architecture in Athens, including the Parthenon and other structures in the Acropolis of Athens, as well as various temples, theaters, monuments, museums, palaces, and public buildings.

Photograph album of Crete (C0938 No. 743)

Photograph album containing 237 silver gelatin prints depicting various locations in Crete in the early 20th century. Photographs were taken at Chania, Halepa, Malaxa, the fortresses of Firka and Izzeddin, and other locations in Crete. Subjects include urban and rural scenes and people, boats, ports, lighthouses, cemeteries, mosques, houses and farms, pets and livestock, British, Italian, and Russian soldiers, police officers and military personnel of the Cretan State, and French diplomats.


New additions to existing collections were added to the following finding aids:

General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection (C0140)

A new addition includes a nineteen-page typescript draft, dated 1966, of a story by Joyce Carol Oates, titled “How Another Child Came to Be Born,” from the files of Voyages magazine, where the story was published in 1971-1972.

Princeton University Library Collection of N. Zōgraphos Photographs (C0989)

A recent addition to this open collection of photographs by the Greek photographer N. Zōgraphos consists of fourteen photographs of the School of Economics and Business in Athens, Greece, circa 1930.

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New Finding Aids for September 2017

New finding aids include the following:

Elma Sant’Ana Collection of The Mucker Papers (C1566)

The collection consists of the personal letters, household notes, religious records, military and commercial reports of The Mucker, an immigrant German-Brazilian religious community who lived in southern Brazil in the mid to late 19th century.

Among the earliest letters are those sent by German families in the 1850s to their kin who immigrated to southern Brazil (later followers of the Mucker). These letters detail quotidian life on both sides of the Atlantic. A large correspondence exists in the Schnell family letters, mainly authored by Carlos Jacob Schnell, a soldier fighting in the war against Paraguay (1865-1868). Schnell writes in the German-Brazilian dialect, Hunsrücker, to his parents who later became part of the Mucker community, detailing personal and military travails.

Other letters and notes include those drafted by the Mucker leadership including a lengthy report on the movement by João Jorge Klein in Hunsrücker and in Portuguese. Military reports and memos detail the attack against the Mucker, known as the Revolt of the Muckers, which resulted in a military attack against the community and its leader, Jacobina Mentz Maurer. On July 19, 1874, provincial and imperial troops, supported by locals, attacked Maurer’s house and set it on fire during a meeting. Dozens of Mucker followers died in the attack. Mentz Maurer escaped with her newborn child and hid in the nearby woods. Two weeks later, locals colonists and soldiers found and killed the group.

Faure Family Coffee Plantation Correspondence and Inventory (C1576)

Consists of ten letters and an inventory related to a coffee plantation owned by François Faure in the Dondon parish of Saint-Domingue, a French colony on the portion of the island of Hispaniola (Taíno: Haiti) that became the Republic of Haiti in 1804. The collection documents the plantation’s operations under the management of Faure’s nephew Pierre Faure and a Monsieur M. Fauquet during Faure’s absence in the 1760s. The materials in this collection provide a detailed account of the operations of a large colonial coffee plantation in the mid-18th century; they also contain evidence of the practice of marronage and other tactics of resistance to slavery in pre-revolutionary Haiti.

Clarence Brown Papers (C1571)

Consists of correspondence, travel diaries, photographs, and coursework of former Princeton University comparative literature professor Clarence Brown (1929-2015) relating primarily to his scholarship on Russian writers Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam (1891-1938) and Nadezhda Mandelstam (1899-1980). Correspondence with writer and illustrator Guy Davenport as well as with poet W. S. Merwin, Princeton Class of 1948, is also included.

Princeton University Library Collection of Margaret Randall (C1580)

An assembled collection of materials purchased by Princeton University Library regarding feminist poet, writer, photographer and social activist Margaret Randall. Materials include typewritten and printed materials pertaining to Randall’s writings and correspondence with British dramatist Arnold Wesker. These materials supplement the Selected Correspondence of Margaret Randall collection which were acquired from Randall in 1999.


New additions to existing collections were added to the following finding aids:

Robert H. Taylor Collection of English and American Literature (RTC01)

A recent addition to this open collection of manuscripts, correspondence, and artwork related to English and American literature from the fourteenth century to the 1940s, is a group of manuscript poems and short prose writings from the 18th and early 19th centuries, including poems by David Mallet (1705-1765), Jonathan Shipley (1713-88), George, Lord Lyttelton (1709-73), and others.

William Michael Rossetti Collection (C0223)

A recent addition to this open collection of manuscripts, sketches, correspondence, and miscellanea of the English art critic and essayist William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), consists of eight pencil sketches by William Michael Rossetti of Rossetti family members and other Pre-Raphaelites, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882, brother), Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori Rossetti (1800-1886, mother), William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), James Hannay (1827-1873), and William North (1825-1854).

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New Finding Aids for June, July, and August 2017

Photograph of Edgardo Cozarinsky from the Edgardo Cozarinsky Papers (C1532)

New finding aids include the following:

360 Photographs of American Scenery Collected by Norman Selfe on the Spots Represented in 1884 (C1573)

Consists of a photograph album containing over 300 photographs of urban and rural locations in North America, Hawaii, and New Zealand, collected by Australian engineer Norman Selfe (1839-1911) during his 1884 tour to inspect engineering and architectural works abroad. The photographs document street architecture in San Francisco, California; redwood logging ventures in Humboldt County, California; as well as locations in the Oregon, Washington, and Utah Territories; the states of Colorado, Nevada, Missouri, Illinois, New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts; federal buildings in Washington, D.C.; and cities and natural features in Canada, including British Columbia, Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls, and the St. Lawrence River. Includes photographs taken by William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), George Dobson Valentine (1852-1890), George Fiske (1835-1918), I. W. Taber (1830-1912), and others.

Ballet Folklórico de Princeton Records (AC462)

Consists of images and videos from Ballet Folklórico de Princeton performances from 2006‐2013. The images, videos, and ephemera were used by the organization for rehearsal, promotional purposes, and alumni relations.

Blair Family Papers (C1569)

Consists of a group of family papers and genealogical research collected by members of the Blair family, a prominent political family in the United States in the 19th century. Materials relate to Francis Preston Blair Sr. (1791-1876) and his descendents, including Frank P. (Francis Preston) Blair Jr., Apolline Alexander Blair, Francis Preston Blair III, Andrew A. Blair, James L. Blair, Gist Blair, Emily Blair Henrotin, and others. Included are correspondence, documents, genealogical research, photographs, printed materials, and writings related to politics, military service, family history, and domestic life.

Captain John Matthews Papers (C1575)

Consists of papers of Captain John Matthews (d. 1798), a British naval officer involved in the transatlantic commerce in enslaved Africans in Sierra Leone in the 1780s and 1790s. Four detailed journals document Matthews’s employment as an agent for the African Company of Merchants between 1785 and 1787; as captain of the HMS Vulcan and the HMS Courageux in the Mediterranean Sea during the 1793 campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars; and as captain of the HMS Maidstone, a British patrol ship monitoring trade in Sierra Leone and the Caribbean in 1797 and 1798. Also present are watercolor illustrations of colonial forts along the West African coast and several personal and family documents of John Matthews, including an anti-abolitionist deposition Matthews gave regarding the slave trade.

Description de la Côte Occidentale D’Afrique depuis le Cap Spartel juqu’au Cap Bojador (Q-000233)

A very descriptive report, dating from circa 1800, that provides extensive observations of the geography of the west coast of Africa and near-by islands. Written by an experienced navigator as a navigation guide for others, it gives detailed descriptions of the African coast between Cape Spartel (near Tangiers) to Cape Bojador (Western Sahara) as well as Madeira and the Canary Islands. The report includes details about latitudes, longitudes, distances, routes, anchorages, hidden rocks, tides, currents and descriptions of visible ports and villages.

Doubleday & Company File of Louis Kronenberger Correspondence (C1579)

Consists primarily of letters, most of which date from the 1970s, from critic, novelist, and biographer Louis Kronenberger to his editors at Doubleday & Company.

Edgardo Cozarinsky Papers (C1532)

Edgardo Cozarinsky is an Argentine-born film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, critic, theater director, and playwright. A large portion of the papers include scripts, shooting schedules, printed press, on set photographic stills, subtitle translation texts, audiovisual materials, general reference, and accounting files pertaining to Cozarinsky’s film work. Drafts and printed materials of his theater productions and writing publications are present as well. Correspondence from various friends and collaborators including Néstor Almendros, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Ronald Christ, Frances Korn, Silvina and Victoria Ocampo, Alejandra Pizarnik, Manuel Puig, Severo Sarduy, Susan Sontag, and Julián Ríos, among other individuals, is also present.

HF Bar Ranch Photograph Albums (C1574)

Consists of two photograph albums containing photographs taken on and around the HF Bar Ranch in Johnson County, Wyoming, in 1918. One album depicts ranchers and cowboys engaged in cattle and horse wrangling, dehorning, branding, and herding. The other documents a group of visitors, including many women travelers, participating in a camping trip on horseback through the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. Photographs of Frank O. Horton (1880–1948), the founder and owner of the ranch, are included.

Idea Vilariño Papers (C1567)

Idea Vilariño was a poet, literary critic, song composer, translator, and educator. Her papers contain handwritten and typewritten drafts and proofs of her poetry; correspondence with her siblings Numen, Poema, Azul, and Alma; personal family photographs; research notebooks; and an annotated collection of books on literary criticism, Shakespeare, Homer, Rubén Darío, and others.

J. Arthur Hutton Angling Notebooks (C1570)

Consists of two notebooks or scrapbooks dating from 1886 to 1891 kept by noted English angler, J. Arthur Hutton that include a series of essays read before the Manchester Anglers’ Association and monthly entries of descriptions of fishing flies.

James Geddes Family Correspondence (C1572)

Consists of family correspondence of Scottish American surveyor, civil engineer, salt manufacturer, judge, and politician James Geddes (1763-1838) who settled along Onondaga Lake in New York in the 1790s, along with a detailed list of his expenses related to a 1804 land survey of locations in Onondaga, Cayuga, Oneida, and Oswego counties in New York. Geddes’s correspondence, which mostly dates from the 1820s and 1830s, pertains to his engineering and surveying work, politics, family matters, and other topics, and includes detailed observations he recorded on local weather patterns, plant life, and topography.

James P. Kimball Papers (C1438)

Consists of a variety of materials, including photographs, correspondence, reports, and ephemera, related to James P. Kimball’s life and work as a geologist and engineer around the turn of the 20th century, primarily in the American West.

John Ennis Papers (C1563)

Consists of writings, editorial files, correspondence, teaching materials, and other professional working files of Irish poet John Ennis (1944- ), including drafts of his published poetry and unpublished work from the late 1960s through 2016, editorial files related to anthologies of Irish and Canadian poetry he edited between 2002 and 2009, and materials documenting the activities of the Irish arts organization Poetry Ireland and its journal Poetry Ireland Review from its inception in 1978 through the 1990s.

Marquis Astolphe de Custine Letters to Comtesse Merlin (C1577)

Consists of 273 letters, dating from 1836 to 1855, most of which are from French aristocrat, writer, and socialite Marquis Astolphe de Custine to his close friend, María de las Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, comtesse de Merlin. Reflecting on a myriad of topics, Custine’s letters offer insight into the political, intellectual, social, and cultural happenings in Europe during a time of great change while also providing insight into his own character.

Murray S. Peyton Collection of Princeton Track and Field Materials (AC460)

Consists of rosters, meet schedules, programs, scorecards, results, clippings, press releases, meet program magazines, and other published materials related to Princeton and Ivy League track & field and cross country. The collection was assembled and organized by Murray S. Peyton (’57) over 50 years.

N. Belen intelligence report on revolutionary activities in Iran (Q-000271)

Intelligence report manuscript prepared by Turkish official N. Belen, which documents political developments in Iran, particularly revolutionary activities, from 1914 to 1926. Includes 3 maps and numerous photographs of individuals, groups, events, and landscapes, as well as some handwritten annotations.

Princeton University Department of Near Eastern Studies Faculty Research Materials (C1568)

Consists of research materials of faculty members of Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, most likely Philip Khuri Hitti (1886-1978) and/or his son-in-law, R. Bayly Winder (1920-1988). Materials include photocopied materials relating to Jurji Zaydan (Georgie Zeidan) (1861-1914), and Aramco records, primarily Arabian Research Division, Government Relations Division translations of Current Affairs Radio Broadcasts from 1954 to 1956.


New additions to existing collections were added to the following finding aids:

Frederic Dennis Papers on Sylvia Beach (C1540)

The donor of this collection recently gave an additional number of photographs of Sylvia Beach, friends, and family ranging from 1890 to 1941, as well as correspondence, clippings, and other miscellaneous documents. Of special interest is a letter from Sylvia to her father (dated July 18 1930) in which she discusses author James Joyce and his vision problems.

General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection (C0140)

A recent addition to this open collection of business and personal letters, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and official documents consists of a group of correspondence, dating from 1975 to 1978, between British literary critic Frank Kermode (1919-2010) and Viking editor Elisabeth Sifton regarding the Fontana Modern Masters series.

M. L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists (C0171)

A recent addition to this collection, consisting of the library of books, manuscripts, photographs, artwork, and ephemera as originally collected by Morris Longstreth Parrish and subsequently added to by Princeton University Library, includes letters from Charles Dickens (1837-1896) to The Lecture Agency, Ltd., dating from 1891 to 1893, regarding North American lecture tours.

Princeton University Collection of Logan Pearsall Smith Materials (C0293)

An open collection consisting of selected papers of American-born British essayist and critic Logan Pearsall Smith. Recent additions include correspondence with his sisters, Alys Russell and Mary Berenson, dating from 1921 to 1930, as well as a letter from Edmund Gosse and one from Beatrice Webb.

Princeton University Library Collection of American Revolution Materials (C1284)

A recent addition to this open collection, which consists of selected correspondence, documents, and other materials related to the U.S. Continental Congress and the American Revolutionary War era, is a 1783 pay receipt for a deceased Revolutionary War soldier, Thomas Brown, who was likely African American.

Princeton University Library Collection of John Maclean Family Materials (C0342)

This open collection consists of selected personal and family papers of John Maclean (1771-1814), Princeton’s first professor of chemistry. Recent additions include correspondence of Archibald Maclean (1810-1894), William Bainbridge (1774-1833), and other family members, as well as a genealogy of the Maclean, Bainbridge, and Taylor families.

Princeton University Library Collection of Western Americana Miscellaneous Manuscripts (C1446)

Recent additions to this open collection of miscellaneous source material pertaining to the history of the American West and Southwest include two letters from San Diego settler and entrepreneur George T. Williams to his father in Boston (1851); and a four-page letter from A. M. Ferguson (Mrs. Yates Ferguson), a California settler and wife of a gold miner living in Greenwood Valley, El Dorado County, California, to her sister Miss G. E. Wilson in Westchester County, New York (1855).

Princeton University Library Collection of Western Americana Photographs (WC064)

A recent addition to this open collection of photographs of the American West consists of a half-plate daguerreotype depicting a mining scene during the California gold rush, circa 1850s.

Robert H. Taylor Collection of English and American Literature (RTC01)

The Robert H. Taylor Collection consists of over 4,000 rare books and 3,300 manuscripts illustrating in their wide range the scope of English literature from the fourteenth century to the 1940s. A recent manuscript addition consists of three letters between J. Ratcliffe and J. Joplin and journalist William Robertson Nicoll (1851-1923) regarding the Brontë family. Ratcliffe and Joplin were family members of Martha Brown (1828-1880), who worked as a servant to Charlotte Brontë and her husband, Arthur Bell Nicholls.

William Michael Rossetti Collection (C0223)

A recent addition to this open collection of manuscripts, correspondence, and miscellanea of the English art critic and essayist William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919) is a three-page letter, dated January 15th, 1889, from William Michael Rossetti to Hall Caine regarding sonnets.

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