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T. Dean Swift Papers

Identifier: DC054

Scope and Contents

The T. Dean Swift Papers consists of drafts for a James C. Mackenzie biography and research materials used during the writing process. The research materials consist of Mackenzie correspondence and writings.


  • 1883 - 1933

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies and digital photographs may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Dean Swift served as the both registrar of The Lawrenceville School and secretary to headmasters James C. Mackenzie and Simon J. McPherson. He resigned in 1920. After leaving Lawrenceville, he wrote an unpublished biography of Head Master Mackenzie entitled, "An American Schoolmaster: James Cameron Mackenzie and His Life and Work."


0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



The T. Dean Swift Papers are arranged into two series: Series 1: Manuscripts, 1929-1930s and Series 2: Research Material, 1883-1933.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The T. Dean Swift Papers were gifted to the Archives.


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines.


Information in the biographical note was gathered from material within the collection.

Processing Information

This collection was initially processed in the mid-1960s. It was reprocessed by Casey Babcock in April of 2012.

T. Dean Swift Papers: Finding Aid
Casey Babcock
April 25, 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

Box 6128
2500 Main St.
Lawrenceville 08648 U.S.A. US