Ogden N. Rood Correspondence
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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Ogden N. Rood (Princeton Class of 1852), a physicist by training, was a professor of chemistry at the University of Troy (N.Y.) (1858-1863) before joining the physics faculty at Columbia College. An amateur artist, Rood was also interested in color science and published several books on color and the perception of color.
The collection consists primarily of letters by Rood (Princeton Class of 1852), written from Troy, N.Y., and Munich, Germany, to Mary Ogden (aunt) and Helen (sister) and Margaret Rood (aunt), and letters to him from family and friends, including one each from the artists W. B. Van Ingen and George Smillie. Also present are letters in German (1858-1871) to Rood's wife, Mathilde, from Robert Scott and miscellaneous correspondence of his father, Anson Rood.
Purchased from Larry Feinberg, Brookeline, Mass., on July 16, 1982 (AM83-13).
Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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Letter from W.B. Van Ingen American Muralist. Letter from George H. Smillie Landscape Artist.Physical Description
4 originals, 1 copy.Physical Description
21 from Ogden Rood (20 Originals, 1 Copy), 7 from Mathilde Prunner Rood (Originals), 1 from "Lily."Physical Description
6 from Ogden Rood, 1 from "Mother."Physical Description
Dublin, Feb. 20, no year.Physical Description