Henry deForest papers,
10.4 cubic ft.
Correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, broadsides,
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.
Language: Collection material in English
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collectons, Cornell University