Biography and History

Elias Boudinot was an American lawyer and public official who represented New Jersey in the Continental Congress. Born in Philadelphia in 1740, Boudinot became a lawyer in 1760. At the onset of the American Revolution, he became a member of the Revolutionary Party although he was a conservative Whig. He served as deputy in the New Jersey provincial assembly and then as a New Jersey representative in the Continental Congress. He later served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1789 to 1795 before becoming director of the U.S. Mint from 1795 to 1805. Boudinot died in 1821.

Source: From the finding aid for C0001

Biography and History

Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) was an American jurist, president of the Continental Congress, and author.

Source: From the finding aid for C0228

Biography and History

Boudinot was a lawyer and Revolutionary statesman: member of the Continental Congress (president, 1782), secretary of foreign affairs (1783-84), New Jersey congressman (1789-95), and director of the U.S. Mint (1795-1805).

Source: From the finding aid for C0230

Biography and History

Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) American was a jurist, president of the Continental Congress, and author. Boudinot also served as a Trustee of Princeton University from 1772 to 1821.

Source: From the finding aid for C0725

  • Thorne Collection of Elias Boudinot. 1734-1924 (inclusive), 1777-1819 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0001

    Elias Boudinot was an American lawyer and public official who represented New Jersey in the Continental Congress. This collection consists of correspondence, documents, and printed material relating to Boudinot and his family, collected by Langdon K. Thorne.

  • Stimson Collection of Elias Boudinot. 1758-1898 (inclusive), 1777-1819 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0228

    The Stimson Collection of Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) consists of papers, mostly correspondence, relating to the Boudinot family, particularly the brothers Elias and Elisha, from the Revolutionary War period and several decades thereafter, collected by Frederick B. Stimson.

  • Selected Papers of Lemuel Cobb. 1753-1824 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0229

    Consists of surveying documents, deeds, correspondence, and other material of American surveyor Lemuel Cobb relating, for the most part, to the Boudinot family, particularly the brothers Elias and Elisha and their nephew Tobias.

  • Elias Boudinot Collection. 1773-1950 (inclusive), 1777-1820 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0230

    Elias Boudinot was a lawyer and Revolutionary statesman, serving as member of the Continental Congress (president, 1782), secretary of foreign affairs (1783-84), New Jersey congressman (1789-95), and director of the U.S. Mint (1795-1805). The collection consists of miscellaneous letters and documents of Boudinot, many of which concern his land dealings.

  • Milton Halsey Thomas Papers. 1796-1977 (inclusive), 1930-1960 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0706

    Consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous research material of librarian/archivist Milton Halsey Thomas, including research material for several of his historical publications.

  • Boudinot Family Collection. 1772-1852 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0725

    The collection consists of correspondence and documents of various members of the Boudinot family of New Jersey, regarding family, business, and political affairs. Most of the correspondence is related to Elias Boudinot IV (Trustee of Princeton University, 1772-1821) and his brother Elisha but many other family members are also represented.

  • James Robertson Collection. 1781-1804 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1211

    Consists primarily of later eighteenth and early nineteenth-century correspondence and documents regarding monies owed to James Robertson by the estate of Lord James Drummond, the Earl of Perth.