Summary


Overview

Creator:

Coles, Edward, 1786-1868.

Title:

Edward Coles Papers

Dates:

1797-1881

Size:

1.25 linear feet, 3 archival boxes

Call number:

C0037

Storage note:

This collection is stored at Firestone Library and Firestone Library.

This collection is stored onsite at Firestone Library. Letters by Thomas Jefferson in Box 1, folders 10, 11, and 14 are stored in special vault facilities.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Location:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA

Language(s) of material:

English.


Abstract

Edward Coles was a prominent anti-slavery political figure, who most notably served as governor of Illinois when the state became officially anti-slavery through a referendum vote. These papers include personal notes from Coles, correspondence to and by Coles with friends, colleagues, and family, documents about Coles, and the writings of other people.