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David Potter (December 19, 1874 - December 13, 1962) was an American naval officer and author.
The collection consists of manuscripts for four unpublished works by Potter (Princeton Class of 1896): "Blow High, Blow Low!," concerning Potter's adventures as a naval officer on board the U.S.S. Manila during the Philippine campaign of 1899-1901; "Frederick Funston, A First-Class Fighting Man," a biography of Major-General Frederick Funston (1865-1917), with a bibliography of Funston-related materials and a copy of Funston's report of his expedition (1893-1894) through Alaska and the British Northwest Territory which he made while he was a special agent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture investigating the flora of the Yukon Valley; "Songs of the Sulu Sea" (circa 1924), a compilation of verses previously published separately under the pseudonym of "Edward Barron;" and Potter's narrative interpretation of letterbook journals written by William Potter (1775-1847) while he was captain-commandant of the New Jersey Militia during the War of 1812, entitled "The Adventures of Major William Potter" (circa 1947).
The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.
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Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 in 2013.
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- American poetry -- 20th century
- Botany -- Alaska -- 19th century
- Botany -- Yukon territory -- 19th century
- Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902 -- Personal narratives
- Manuscripts -- 20th century
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The collection is open for research.
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