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James Gibson Papers


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Gibson, James, 1837-1912

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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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Scrapbook, 1857-1860. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Diary, 1858 July 31-1859 May 20. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

Photograph and Class Book, 1864-1932. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Biographical Sketch by son Thomas Gibson, 1932 August 30. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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