David Potter Manuscripts
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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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The collection consists of manuscripts for four unpublished works by Potter (Princeton Class of 1896): "Blow High, Blow Low!," concerning Potter's adventures as a naval officer on board the U.S.S. Manila during the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.
Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 in 2013.
No appraisal information is available.
- American poetry -- 20th century
- Botany -- Alaska -- 19th century
- Botany -- Yukon territory -- 19th century
- Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902 -- Personal narratives
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- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
The literary property rights for "Frederick Funston..." shall remain with David Potter and his heirs.