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James Croxall Palmer Collection


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Palmer, James Croxall, 1811-1883

James Croxall Palmer was an American naval surgeon. He served with the exploring expedition of Lieutenant Charles Wilkes and in the Civil War under Rear Admiral David G. Farrugut, and ultimately became surgeon-general of the Navy.

The collection contains an autograph manuscript journal kept by Dr. James C. Palmer, a veteran of the Wilkes exploring expedition, during his tour as a surgeon aboard the Macedonian as a member of the Mediterranean Squadron from 1858-1860. Also includes a photocopy of the entire journal and an undated photograph of James C. Palmer.

Purchase, acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund, in 2004.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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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.

Collection Inventory

Journal, 1858-1860. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photocopies of Journal, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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