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Plumb family
Captain Isaac Plumb, Jr. (1842-1866) served in Company A of the 61st New York Infantry of the Union Army during the Civil War from his enlistment in the fall of 1861 until his death at the Battle of Cold Harbor in 1864, and saw action at Fair Oaks, the Seven Days Battle, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cold Harbor. During his experience as a Union soldier, Plumb's attitudes towards politics, the War, the North and South, and slavery underwent enormous transformations, from wild patriotism, to bitterness, and finally to a more realistic patriotism. This collection documents the Civil War from the soldier's perspective as well as the home front, detailing the day-to-day life of a Union soldier, with vivid descriptions of camp life, marches, battles, aftermath of battles, upheaval of the ranks, morale issues, and disillusionment; and from the perspective of family and friends not involved in the fighting, but actively offering opinions of politics and military tactics, and expressing their fear and worry about their loved ones.
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Oliver Ellsworth Collection, 1775-1883
C1049
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence, engravings, documents, and printed material related to Oliver Ellsworth, the eighteenth-century Connecticut senator and jurist.
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Marquis de Lafayette Collection, 1781-1834
C1105
2 boxes 0.8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of the Marquis de Lafayette, French soldier, statesman, and liberal leader, who was a general in the American Revolutionary army and a close friend of George Washington.
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Morris Canal and Banking Company
This collection consists of papers of New Jersey politician, lawyer, and governor Samuel Lewis Southard, presenting a rather comprehensive view of Southard's personal and professional life, as well as the state of American politics and the law profession during the first half of the nineteenth century. Included is a significant amount of Southard's personal and professional correspondence and notebooks. Also contained in this collection are printed materials from Southard's library, other printed documents, and papers generated by family members and associates.
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Dickinson Family Collection, 1790-1865
C1047
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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.
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Hobart Family Collection, 1791-1954
C1080
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of family correspondence of John Henry Hobart, a bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
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Ewing Family Collection, 1797-1844
C1051
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of the nineteenth-century New Jersey chief justice Charles Ewing and two other family members.