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Guide to the Frederic Janvier Newton personal archives M2264
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  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Frederic Janvier Newton personal archives
    creator: Newton, Frederick Janvier
    source: Van Saun, Matthew
    Identifier/Call Number: M2264
    Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet 3 MSB, 1 half box, 1 flat box
    Date (inclusive): 1889-1941

    Content Description

    Papers contain correspondence, diaries, printed materials, ephemera, and materials related to the history of the Newton family compiled by Douglass Newton. The correspondence is largely from Fred to his wife Ruth during his years spent as a missionary in India, but also includes numerous condolence letters sent to Ruth after Fred's death in 1941. The diaries cover Frederic's years at Princeton as well as some from his earlier years in India.

    Biographical / Historical

    Frederic Janvier Newton (1876-1941) was a Presbyterian missionary who served in India from 1903 until his death in 1941 from paratyphoid. His father and grandfather had been missionaries in India as well. Newton graduated from Princeton Seminary in 1901 before beginning his service under the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in 1903. In 1914 he wed Ruth A. Campbell, a trained nurse, and the two had five children together: Margaret, Henry, John, Edward, and Frederic.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The material created by Frederic is believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of his correspondence or diaries. For the remainer of the material, while Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchase; 2017. Accession MSS 2017-263.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Frederic Janvier Newton personal archives (M2264). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Newton, Frederick Janvier
    Van Saun, Matthew