Series 2: Legal Files

4 boxes

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

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

Collection Creator: Houston, William Churchill, ca. 1746-1788..

Dates: 1731-1807.

Extent: 4 boxes

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


This series consists of legal documents prepared in various New Jersey courts during the 18th century. A bulk of the material was collected and maintained by Houston during the course of his legal career. However, some of the material is dated after his death, likely meaning that Houston's successor continued to use files that Houston had established. The documents created during Houston's tenure were never separated from documents generated immediately after.


The series is organized into three subseries -- Court of Common Pleas, Estate Files, and Miscellaneous Documents -- which are arranged alphabetically.

Preferred Citation

Series 2: Legal Files; 1731-1807; William Churchill Houston Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Title Date Container
    Subseries 2A: Court of Common Pleas 1748-1791 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 2B: Estate Files 1782-1807 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 2C: Miscellaneous Documents 1731-1801 Explore Multiple Containers

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