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Samuel Jackson Reid Letters

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Reid, Samuel Jackson, 1883-1918

Samuel Jackson Reid (Princeton Class of 1906) worked with the Brewster Transfer Co. as a wilderness guide and outfitter before serving as a lieutenant in the 306th Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces. He died in France at the end of World War I.

The collection consists of letters written by Reid (Princeton Class of 1906) to his mother, father, brother, and sister from 1901, the year before he entered Princeton, to his death in August, 1918, on a battlefield in France. The letters are familial in nature, discussing his college activities, summer vacation trips, work with the Brewster Transfer Co. in Canada as a wilderness guide and outfitter, military training in New York, and his assignment as lieutenant in the 306th Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces. Also present are a letter by Reid's commander, Capt. Fairman Dick, informing his parents of his death and a letter of condolence by Lt. Douglas Bomeisler.

Arranged chronologically.

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Folder inventory prepared by Alicia Corona '13 in 2011. Expanded by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2013.

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Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Alicia Corona
Finding Aid Date
2008
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Collection Inventory

Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents from Lake View in the Pines, Lake St. Catherine, Poultney, Vermont, 1901 August-September. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents, Edith, and John from Princeton, 1902 September-December. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents, Edith, and John from Princeton, 1903 January-April. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from The Shoreham, Washington, D.C., 1903 April 10. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents from Princeton, 1903 April 30. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from The Ithaca Hotel in Ithaca, New York, 1903 May 1. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother and John from Princeton, 1903 May 6-15. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his father from The Hotel Essex in Boston, Mass., 1903 May 23. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to Edith from Princeton, 1903 May 26. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from The Murray Hill Hotel in New York, New York, 1903 May 31. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from Princeton, 1903 June 5. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to John from New York, New York, 1903 August 21. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from West Superior, Wisconsin, 1903 September 6. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents, Edith, and John from Princeton, 1903 September-December. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents, Edith, and John from Princeton, 1904 January-March. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to John from Richmond, Virginia, 1904 April 1. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from The Shoreham, Washington, D.C., 1904 April 4. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from Princeton, 1904 April. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from the Hotel Essex, Boston, Mass., 1904 April 22. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother and John from Princeton, 1904 April-May. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from The Hotel Traymore, 1904 May 22. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from Princeton during exams, 1904. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents and John from New Brunswick, Canada, 1904 July-August. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents from Princeton, 1904 September-December. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents and Edith from Princeton, 1905 January-April. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother and John from the Shoreham, Washington, D.C., 1905 April 13. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from the Ithaca Hotel in Ithaca, New York, 1905 May 13. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother and Edith from Princeton, 1905 May-June. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from Hotel Butler in Seattle, Washington, 1905 July 2. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents from Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1905 July-September. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother and John from Princeton, 1905 September-November. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother and John from Princeton, 1906 January-March. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his father from Carvel Hall, Annapolis, Maryland, undated. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother and John from Princeton, 1906 April-May. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to John from The Bellevue-Stratford, Philadelphia, 1906 May 5. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his father from Princeton, 1906 June 11. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother and John from Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1906 July 3-8. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from Spray Lakes, Alberta, Canada, 1906 July 26. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents and John from Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1906 August-September. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1908 August 31. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from Aiken, South Carolina, 1911 March 18. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1911 July 7. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from Prairie Creek, Alberta, Canada, 1911 July-August. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1911-1912. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from the Auditorium Hotel, Chicago, 1914 July 9. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from the New Washington Hotel, Seattle, Washington, 1914 July 14. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to Edith en route to Endova, 1914 July 23. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from the Adirondacks, New York, 1915 September 4. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from the Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, 1916 August 16. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents and Edith from Plattsburg Barracks, New York, 1917 May-August. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents from Camp Upton, New York, 1917 September 20. 1 folder.
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Letter from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother from Virginia, 1917 November 9. 1 folder.
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Letter from R.H. Carson to Mrs. Reid from Camp Upton, New York, 1918 March 20. 1 folder.
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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his mother via A.E.F. Camp in New York, 1918 March-August. 1 folder.
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Letters of Sympathy regarding Reid's death by Maj. Fairman R. Dick and Lieut. Douglass Bomeister, 1918-1919. 1 folder.
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Poem about Reid's Life and Death, undated. 1 folder.
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