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Alexander Scotland Collection


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

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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.

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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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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