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Alexander Scotland 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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Scotland, Alexander, 1848-1893

Alexander Scotland, a member of the Princeton Class of 1874, left the East because of tuberculosis and settled in a Colorado mining area.

The collection consists of works, correspondence, documents, photographs, a diary (1869), and a journal (1888) of Scotland (Princeton Class of 1874), most of which reflects the life he led in Colorado mining areas after leaving the East because of tuberculosis. The collection contains an autograph manuscript entitled "From New York to Barbados" (1871), written while an undergraduate, letters by Scotland to his wife and family, 15 albumen photographs (10x8 cm. on 13x11 cm. card mounts) of Indians at Taos Pueblo, and a journal illustrated with 24 cyanotype (12x20 cm.) and 4 albumen (10x16.5 cm.) photographs of a camping expedition to Grand Mesa, Colorado. In addition, there is a eulogy by the Reverend John Reid on the occasion of Scotland's death.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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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

15 Photographs of Indians at "Pueblo de Taos" and Manuscripts and Typescripts, 1881. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to His Wife, 1881-1882. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Journal at Camp of Scotland, Including Photographs, 1888. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Papers with Diary, 1869. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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