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Rev. Alford Kelley Collection


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

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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.

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection is open for research.

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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

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