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A graduate of Princeton (Class of 1846), Theodore W. Tallmadge was a pension lawyer in Washington, D.C.
The collection consists primarily of letters by Tallmadge (Princeton Class of 1846), the bulk of which were sent to members of his family, especially to his parents, Darius and Sara Ann Tallmadge, from the College of Augusta in Kentucky (1841-1842), Ohio University (1842-1843), and Princeton (1844-1846). Tallmadge's letters to his sons (1847-1903) reflect his success as a pension lawyer in Washington, D.C., and his interest in the Grand Army of the Republic. In addition, there are a transcript of his grades from Princeton (1844-1845), an oration by him on college life (1844), and a commencement circular (1846).
Also present is a bound volume entitled "Reminiscences of Theodore W. Tallmadge, Class of 1846," containing two photographs of Tallmadge, extracts from "Sanctum Santorum," his journal of student life kept while at Princeton, and a long letter to Varnum Lansing Collins (1902) giving reminiscences of Princeton, particularly about the sophomore commencement, and including his sophomore oration of June 1844.
Gift of Theodore W. Tallmadge, 1903(AM 1253), and Andrew P. Tallmadge, 1937(AM 11413).
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Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '2014 in 2012.
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- College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
- College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.). Class of 1846.
- Grand Army of the Republic
- Manuscripts Division
- Finding Aid Date
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Includes an oration (1844), class grades, and Commencement circular.Physical Description
Includes autobiographical letter to sons (1903)Physical Description
Contains two photographs of Tallmadge, extracts from "Sanctum Santorum," his journal of student life kept while at Princeton, and a long letter to Varnum Lansing Collins (1902) giving reminiscences of Princeton, particularly about the sophomore commencement, and including his sophomore oration of June 1844.Physical Description