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Rare Books

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-3184
Acting Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections
609-258-3165

The Library has an collection of 200 volumes by and about Parson Weems (best known for his George Washington and the cherry tree story). The books were the gift in 1961 of John S. Williams, Princeton Class of 1931.  A copy of Paul Leicester Ford, Mason Locke Weems, His Works and Ways: I-A Bibliography left unfinished by Paul Leicester Ford (New York, 1929) has been marked up for holdings in the Williams gift. See also the Scrapbook of book reviews and clippings relating to "Parson" Mason Locke Weems and publication of his book, The life of George Washington, 1919-1946 [(Ex) E302.6.W4 S372e] which contains an array of source materials. 

A detailed checklist of the collection prepared by the donor is available as a PDF as this [ link ].