Main content

Rev. Alford Kelley 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.

Overview and metadata sections

Kelley, Alford, Rev

Rev. Alford Kelley, Princeton Class of 1886, received the A.M. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1889. He was a minister in the Presbyterian church in Baltimore, Maryland.

The collection consists chiefly of manuscripts of sermons, verse, and crossword puzzles written by the Rev. Alford Kelley. Included are seven autograph sermons and one typescript with holograph corrections; miscellaneous verse, some original, others copied, that were collected by Rev. Kelley; one typescript of a humorous article When Doctors Disagree or Is He Still Alive, by A. H. Acher; eight crossword puzzles made by Rev. Kelley; and a letter from the Puzzle Editor of the New York Herald Tribune refusing to accept a crossword puzzles for use in the paper.

All of this material was a gift to Princeton University Library in July 1942.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
Access Restrictions

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

Sermon Manuscripts of Rev. Kelley, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Verse Collected by Rev. Kelley and An Article by A. N. Acher, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

8 Crossword Puzzles Made by Kelley and a Letter from the Puzzle Editor of the N. Y. Herald Tribute, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest