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Waterman Thomas Hewett 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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Hewett, Waterman Thomas, 1846-1921

Waterman Thomas Hewett was an educator and an editor. Professor of German language and literature at Cornell University, he retired in 1910. During his retirement he collected material on several favorite themes including materials from Southern archives on General Sherman's infamous march to the sea in Georgia during the Civil War.

The collection consists of material collected by Hewett relating to the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, during the Civil War by the Union Army under General William T. Sherman. Included are seven small notebooks of information in the hand of Hewett, copied in 1919-1920 from source material, and photostats of maps of the city of Columbia.

The materials were a gift of Princeton professor Hewett Thayer in August 1943.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

This 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

7 Handwritten Notebooks Regarding the Burning of Columbia, SC by Sherman's Army, 1919-1920. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 Photostats of Maps of Columbia, South Carolina, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to Hewett, 6 March 1914. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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