Manuscripts Division

Manuscripts Division

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Housed in Firestone Library, the Manuscripts Division of the Department of Special Collections includes material documenting 5000 years of recorded history and all parts of the world, with strengths in Western Europe, the Near East, the United States, and Latin America.

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Avellar, Ribeiro de, Família
Consists of plantation records of the Ribeiro de Avellar family documenting the accounts and operations of their sugar and coffee plantation Pau Grande in the parish of Paty do Alferes, Brazil. Materials include extracts from account books spanning from 1797 to 1810 and correspondence and receipts from the 1830s through the 1850s.
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Blair family
Consists of a group of family papers and genealogical research collected by members of the Blair family, a prominent political family in the United States in the 19th century. Materials relate to Francis Preston Blair Sr. (1791-1876) and his descendents, including Frank P. (Francis Preston) Blair Jr., Apolline Alexander Blair, Francis Preston Blair III, Andrew A. Blair, James L. Blair, Gist Blair, Emily Blair Henrotin, and others. Included are correspondence, documents, genealogical research, photographs, printed materials, and writings related to politics, military service, family history, and domestic life.
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Blanckley Family Papers, 1813-1890
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Blanckley family
Consists of family correspondence and documents of the Blanckley family, centering on Henry Stanyford Blanckley (1752-1820), British consul in Algeria and the Balearic Islands, and his children and grandchildren. Materials also document the Tonna, Philippides Cammenos, Androutsos, and Rogers families in Great Britain, Malta, the Balearic Islands, France, and Greece.
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Hooe family
Consists of a small collection of correspondence and documents belonging to the Hooe family of Prince William County, Virginia, primarily concerning the hire and recapture of African Americans whom they enslaved on their plantation in the mid-19th century.
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John A. Roebling's Sons Company
The John A. Roebling's Sons Company was a family-run wire rope manufacturing business based in Trenton, New Jersey, and established in 1848 by John Augustus Roebling (1806-1869), a German-born American civil engineer best known for his wire rope suspension bridge designs, particularly the Brooklyn Bridge. The records consist of 10 bound volumes of business records, correspondence, and clippings kept by the company during the 19th and early 20th centuries, including typescript copies of John A. Roebling's professional correspondence, a company address book and manufacturing specifications catalog for wire rope, Ferdinand W. Roebling, Jr.'s business ledger, a minute book for the Roebling Construction Company, a volume of John Ferreol Monnot's patents, and a two-volume scrapbook on the German civil engineer and bridge-builder Karl Bernhard.
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Olden Family Papers, 1769-1847
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Olden family
Consists mostly of eighteenth-century correspondence and documents of members of the Olden family of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Benjamin Olden, Ephraim Olden, John Olden, and Samuel Olden.