This collection consists of original poems, correspondence, and common place books of various Abbott family members. The bulk of the collection consists of family documents, such as marriage certificates, deeds, bonds, promissory notes, receipts, surveys, bills of sale, and other legal papers. There is also a small selection of miscellanea including a diary of Richard M. Abbott (1890), an album of Abbott family history, and a photograph album.
The Abbotts are one of New Jersey's oldest families, having inhabited the state since the early eighteenth century.
For the names and relationships of family members, refer to the family tree:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
Abbott Family Collection; 1707-1890, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.