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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Clarke family
The Clarke family lived and farmed in the Stony Brook - Quaker Bridge area of Middlesex County, New Jersey, now known as Clarkesville of Mercer County. The collection includes documents of the Clarke family such as deeds, wills, and mortgages of various generations of Clarkes.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Documents consists of medieval and renaissance documents and manuscripts collected by Ernest Cushing Richardson, an American librarian and author. Of principal interest are some 350 documents (deeds, bonds, contracts, investitures, wills, and other legal documents), chiefly dating from 1380 to 1550 and written in Milan, Alessandria, Brescia, Cremona, Lodi, and other northern Italian cities.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of over 3000 miscellaneous items of primarily American literary, historical, and political figures, including business and personal letters, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and official documents.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of copies of letters, documents, stories, newspaper articles, reports, tables, artifacts, and extracts relating to Mormons and Indians, as collected by Herbert S. Auerbach, an American renaissance man, involved in music, writing, politics, and philanthropy.
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James Robertson Collection, 1781-1804
C1211
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
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.
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Jelal A. Azal Papers, 1967-1971
C0384
2 boxes 0.8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of letters by Jelal A. Azal, an Iranian Bayani scholar in Cyprus, to William McElwee Miller, Presbyterian missionary, regarding the Babi-Bahai movement, documents referred to in the letters, and photographs of Bahai houses of worship in Israel and Chicago.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of miscellaneous documents and manuscripts from European and North African countries about politlcal, religious, or colonial matters between the 16th and 19th century. The countries include England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Ireland, and Poland.