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Title: Henry deForest papers,
Creator: Henry Pelouze deForest 1864-1948.
Inclusive dates: 1898-1947.
10.4 cubic ft.
Correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, broadsides, photographs
Correspondence and printed material relating to fingerprinting, the history of fingerprinting in the United States, crime, and the International Society for Personal Identification. Also includes correspondence with J. Edgar Hoover. Photographs (originally used as lantern slides in lectures) about the Bertillon method of criminal investigation. Also, material pertaining to Columbia University and Cornell University; vacation journals and memorabilia; correspondence with and about Clinton Scollard; photographs of friends at Fulton, New York; clippings and correspondence concerning World War II, the Explorers' Club, and his medical practice. Also contains material concerning his pilgrimages to the shrines of St. Joseph du Mont-Royal, Our Lady of Lourdes, and St. Anne de Beaupre.

Call number: 3214
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collectons, Cornell University Library