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James Gibson, the son of an Irish Presbyterian minister, attended Belfast Theological Seminary and was a student at the Princeton Theological Seminary.
The collection consists of scrapbook pages and a diary kept by Gibson from May, 1858, to May, 1859, while traveling in the United States and Canada and attending Princeton Theological Seminary. Both the scrapbook, containing newspaper clippings and photographs (mostly of Princeton), and the diary document his travels. Also present is a brief sketch (7 pp.) of the life of James Gibson written by his son, Thomas, in 1932.
Arranged as follows: scrapbook, pages 1-443; diary, pages 1-226; miscellaneous papers.
Transferred from P.U. Archives in Mudd Library.
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Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '2014 in 2012.
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- Clergy -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 19th century
- Ocean travel -- 19th century
- Railroad travel -- Middle Atlantic States -- 19th century
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