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Includes collections documenting Cold War policies and international relations. Of Special interest are collections relating to the Office of Strategic Services and the Central Intelligence Agency, Allen and John Foster Dulles, George Kennan, James Forrestal, and Hamilton Fish Armstrong, among others.

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Princeton University History

  • Charles F. W. McClure Papers

    The collection contains approximately 1200 letters sent to McClure (Princeton Class of 1888), professor in the Princeton biology department, by some 440 biologists and anatomists of the academic community in the United States and throughout the world. The collection also contains a large amount of correspondence between McClure and George Sumner Huntington, professor of anatomy at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition, there is an essay, "The Monastery," in which McClure describes the living arrangements of various groups of junior faculty at Princeton from the 1880s until 1937, and a valentine sent by his father to his mother in 1852. Other papers include lecture notes, a diary McClure kept while at Woods Hole (Mass.) in 1888, and a journal of a trip to Greenland in 1899 (Peary Relief Expedition).

  • Charles Mackay Correspondence

    The collection consists of correspondence of editor Charles Mackay and publisherGeorge Routledge with major English and American authors and poets or theirrepresentatives, granting Mackay permission to include their work in hisillustrated poetry anthology The Home Affections Pourtrayed by the Poets (1858). Correspondents include William CullenBryant, Barry Cornwall, George Croly, Camilla Dufour Toulmin Crosland, SydneyDobell, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Thomas Fields, Thomas Hood, Richard MoncktonMilnes Houghton, Leigh Hunt, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Samuel Lover, EdwardBulwer-Lytton, Gerald Massey, Edward Moxon, Coventry Patmore, Charles Swain,Alfred Lord Tennyson, Martin Tupper, and John Greenleaf Whittier. Attached to aletter from the American author and poet Grace Greenwood, dated March 23, 1857,is an autograph poem titled "Sunshine and Shadow." In addition, there are fourletters (1861-1872) written by Mackay on unrelated publishing business to fourunidentified persons. Collection includes computer printout, "Letters addressedto Charles Mackay and/or George Routledge for Mackay's anthology."

  • Charles Mackay Correspondence

    The collection consists of correspondence of editor Charles Mackay and publisherGeorge Routledge with major English and American authors and poets or theirrepresentatives, granting Mackay permission to include their work in hisillustrated poetry anthology The Home Affections Pourtrayed by the Poets (1858). Correspondents include William CullenBryant, Barry Cornwall, George Croly, Camilla Dufour Toulmin Crosland, SydneyDobell, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Thomas Fields, Thomas Hood, Richard MoncktonMilnes Houghton, Leigh Hunt, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Samuel Lover, EdwardBulwer-Lytton, Gerald Massey, Edward Moxon, Coventry Patmore, Charles Swain,Alfred Lord Tennyson, Martin Tupper, and John Greenleaf Whittier. Attached to aletter from the American author and poet Grace Greenwood, dated March 23, 1857,is an autograph poem titled "Sunshine and Shadow." In addition, there are fourletters (1861-1872) written by Mackay on unrelated publishing business to fourunidentified persons. Collection includes computer printout, "Letters addressedto Charles Mackay and/or George Routledge for Mackay's anthology."

  • Christina Georgina Rossetti Collection

    The collection consists primarily of signed, autograph manuscripts--42 letters and 19 poems--of Rossetti. Among the sonnets, lyrics, and spiritual verses are "Autumn," "A Discovery," "A Hopeless Case (Nydia)," "My Old Friends," "Ruin," "River Thames," and "Winter, A Christmas Carol." Addressees of the letters include William Bryant, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, and her brother Dante Gabriel. All of the poems and most of the letters are undated. Other Rossetti material are a receipt (signed, autograph document, 1871) given to Roberts Brothers on the sale of Poems and a memo (1860) addressed to the editor of The Cornhill Magazine. There are four letters from her sister, Maria Francesca, addressed to Edith Bevir, and one letter to Christina from Jean Ingelow. In addition, there is an essay by MacKenzie Bell entitled "Christina Rossetti: A Criticism," with letters to Bell.A significant addition is a manuscript copy (56 pp., circa 1850), in Christina"s hand, of "The Life of Giovanni Boccaccio by Gaetano Polidori," an unpublished biography written by her grandfather, Gaetano Polidori. The cover bears a signed inscription by Polidori, dated 7 December 1852, presenting the manuscript to Francesca Rossetti, his daughter and mother of Christina. Included is a note (1898) by William Michael Rossetti explaining the family history behind the manuscript.

  • Daniel Gano Gold Rush Scrapbook

    The collection consists of a scrapbook (old barrister book) compiled by Daniel Gano, documenting the California Gold Rush (1849-1850), including his son Stephen's journey to the gold fields of California and his subsequent experiences in "the diggings" there. It holds 17 contemporary letters--eleven sent home by Stephen, two by his cousin Samuel Jones who followed a different route west, and four by friends interested in Stephen's fate--as well as 87 pages of pasted-in contemporary news clippings, a hand-colored print depicting "California Gold Diggers" at work in a Sacramento gold field, a broadside addressed "To California Emigrants," and a photographic portrait labeled on verso "Stephen Gano, My Grandfather." In addition, the book contains approx. 51 pages of listings of court cases for 1846, arranged by docket number, presumably relating to Daniel"s position as county clerk.

  • Early Photographs of Greece Collection

    Consists of an open collection for general photographs of sites and subjects inGreece. Included are: 3 photographs (each 6 x 8.5") that form a panorama ofAthens dated ca. 1880, 1 photograph (calotype) of the Parthenon dated 1852 andattributed to Eugène Jean Baptiste Piot (1812-1890), several others byunidentified photographers (of the Parthenon, great theater of Herod, theAcroplis, Temple of Jupiter, Theseus Temple, Temple of Nike, the Propylaea); agroup of 7 photographs showing French soldiers on the Acropolis in 1917 and 4 ofBritish soldiers during the Wold War I in Thessaloniki. 1 photograph albumcontaining two panoramas (1885)--one of Athens and one of Smyrna--by anunidentified photographer; 5 photographs of views of Corfu; 1 photograph,printed on paper, showing the beacon at the entrance to the harbor on Rhodes; 5photographs of Mt. Olympus and Mt. Parnassus by Francis P. Farquhar (1914); 4photographs of Crete by R. Béhaeddin dated 1898 depicting the reception of kingGeorge in Crete, the fountain of Morozini and the ruins of the temple of Apolloin Gortyna (also included is a loose photograph of Cretan guerillas armed withguns); 2 black-and-white photographs of Athos (Greece); 21 black-and whitephotographs of Byzantine monuments and buildings in traditional architecture inSofia (Bulgaria) (gift of Dimitri Gondicas, Princeton Class of 1978, to theProgram in Hellenic Studies for Princeton University Library); black-and-whitephotographs of Athos (Greece) (2) and Thera Island (2); 60 black-and-whitephotographs, including views of Olympia, Mistra, Acropolis, Rhodes, and Knossos(Greece) dated 1930s. [See also specific photographer collections for morephotographs of Greece.] 16 black-and-white photographs mostly in Rhodes (Greece:Island) depicting streets, the harbor, women and children in daily life on theisland; two images of men portraits; and one of the Erechtheum (Athens, Greece);the photographer is unknown. 3 black-and-white photographs of everyday lifeduring the German occupation of Greece by Voula Papaiōannou dated 20th-century;1 black-and-white photographs of a winter scene in Kalyvia Volos (Greece) and 1of the church of Aghios Iōannēs Baxedōn Anō Volou (Volos, Greece) by KōstasZēmerēs dated 20th-century; 23 photographs of Greek antiquities, portraits,landscapes by Karl Eller.

  • Edmund Morford Collection

    The collection consists of two autograph drafts of articles by Morford with holograph corrections and annotations. One article (ca. 1828) is ""An Historical Analysis of the Causes Back of the Present Swing to Christian Religion," written on 35 leaves of various sizes. The other (ca. 1830) is "A Consideration of Modern Tendencies in Education, Politics, Science, and Industry" and consists of 30 leaves of various sizes. The titles have been supplied by the donor.

  • Edmund Morford Collection

    The collection consists of two autograph drafts of articles by Morford with holograph corrections and annotations. One article (ca. 1828) is ""An Historical Analysis of the Causes Back of the Present Swing to Christian Religion," written on 35 leaves of various sizes. The other (ca. 1830) is "A Consideration of Modern Tendencies in Education, Politics, Science, and Industry" and consists of 30 leaves of various sizes. The titles have been supplied by the donor.

  • Edmund Morford Collection

    The collection consists of two autograph drafts of articles by Morford with holograph corrections and annotations. One article (ca. 1828) is ""An Historical Analysis of the Causes Back of the Present Swing to Christian Religion," written on 35 leaves of various sizes. The other (ca. 1830) is "A Consideration of Modern Tendencies in Education, Politics, Science, and Industry" and consists of 30 leaves of various sizes. The titles have been supplied by the donor.

  • Emily Ann Brown Daybook and Travel Papers

    Consists of one daybook with entries dated 1861-1862, one travel passport dated1873, one travel diary chronicling her grand tour in 1873 and travels on theRhine in 1874, and Brown's handwritten translation from the German of "A ForestFable."

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