William A. Fleet Papers
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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William A. Fleet was the first American Rhodes Scholar, 1904-1907, at Magdalen College, Oxford, and later an instructor in classics, 1907-1908, at Princeton University.
The collection consists of selected papers of Fleet. Included are a scrapbook of photographs, letters, and clippings related to his military service, passports, commission certificate, posthumous awards, family photographs, and autograph copies of letters of condolence to Mrs. Fleet. In addition there are applications (1894) by Fleet's father, Alexander F. Fleet, for membership in the Society of Colonial Wars, and a few letters, 1923-1983, about William A. Fleet.
Transferred from Princeton University Archives in Mudd Library in 1994 (AM1995-36).
Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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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.