Biography and History

Samuel Meredith Dickinson was born at Trenton, N.J., on June 25, 1839. He studied law until 1861when he entered the military service of New Jersey as a private in the National Guard, and was later discharged to accept an appointment and commission as paymaster in the United States Navy, assigned to the U.S. Sloop of War Dale. In 1863 he was admitted as an attorney, and three years later as a counselor-at-law of New Jersey. He was the author of Chancery Precedents (1879) and Probate Court Practice (1884).

Source: From the finding aid for C1047

  • Dickinson Family Collection. 1790-1865 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1047

    Consists chiefly of correspondence and documents from 1861-1862 when S. Meredith Dickinson was commissioned as a paymaster in the United States Navy, assigned to the U.S. sloop of war Dale.