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Correspondence and lecture notes relating to Thilly's career at the University of Missouri (1893-1904), Princeton (1904-1906), and Cornell University (1906-1934); notes in German (ca. 1889-1890) taken by Thilly while studying at the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg under Kuno Fischer, Friedrich Paulsen, and others; newspaper clippings; and other papers. Correspondence, 1904-1921, with Woodrow Wilson concerns Thilly's call to Princeton, administrative matters during Thilly's years there, and his recommendations of several men for national and local office during Wilson's terms as President. Other correspondents include Felix Adler, Ernest Albee, Benjamin Cardozo, Lord Charnwood, Morris Raphael Cohen, James E. Creighton, Charles W. Dabney, John Dewey, Livingston Farrand, James Morgan Hart, John Grier Hibben, William James, Hugo Munsterberg, Friedrich Paulsen, Cuthbert W. Pound, Josiah Royce, Nathaniel Schmidt, Jacob Gould Schurman, T.V. Smith, William Ritchie Sorley, William Strunk, Jr., William Howard Taft, Joseph P. Tumulty, Andrew Dickson White, and Stephen S. Wise.

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