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Fulton McMahon Collection


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

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McMahon, Fulton, 1863-1934

Fulton McMahon, Princeton Class of 1884 and A.M. Princeton 1887, was born in Cambridge, Ohio. He was a practicing attorney in New York City and was also active in civic and sociological work there for many years. He was one of the organizers of the Good Government clubs and a secretary of the Hudson River Pontoon Bridge Corporation. The Fulton McMahon Research Fund in the graduate program of Princeton's Dept. of French and Italian was established by Alfred Foulet, Princeton Graduate School Class of 1927, in honor of McMahon. McMahon's death coincided with the fiftieth reunion of his class at Princeton University.

The collection consists chiefly of report cards, examination schedules, and printed examination sheets of Fulton McMahon while he was a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). Some of the examination papers include handwritten answers and notations. Also included are New York State Department of Instruction's examinations for state certificates in various subjects, dated July 11, 1883; correspondence and a newspaper clipping about "The Ohio Club" which was organized by the students from Ohio at Princeton University; and a clipping about Fulton being counsel for the "City Club" in its prosecution of charges against the "Tammany" District Attorney of New York County and a member of the Good Government Club. In addition, there is material relating to McMahon's brother, Charles Sturgeon McMahon: two certificates (1887) from the Preparatory School of Princeton, N.J., two bills ((1889-1890) from the College of New Jersey, and one letter (1911) by H. E. Alexander, editor and president of the Trenton True American.

Arranged into the following order: correspondence, College of New Jersey report cards and examination papers, New York State Department of Public Instruction examinations for state certification, miscellaneous papers relating to Charles Sturgeon McMahon.

The collection material was a gift of Mrs. Alfred Lucien Foulet in November, 1959.

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

This collection was processed by Dina Britain on June 13, 2006. Finding aid written by Tenley Eakin on June 21, 2006. Folder inventory added by James Clark '14 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.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1884 April 22-27. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

College of New Jersey Report Cards and Examination Schedules and Sheets, 1822-1884. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

State of New York, Department of Public Instruction, Examinations for State Certificates, 1883 July 11. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

AMS, Diplomas, and Tuition Bill, 1887 June 18-1911 July 29. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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