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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of letters written by Alexander Marshall Thompson while he was attending the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) from 1889 to 1893, giving a view of a student's social, athletic and academic life, while providing valuable information regarding the history of the College.
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Blair family
The collection consists of the personal and family papers of five members of the Blair and Lee families of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia -- Francis Preston Blair (1791-1876); his daughter, Elizabeth Blair Lee (1818-1906); her husband, Samuel Phillips Lee (1812-1897); their son, Blair Lee (1857-1944, Princeton Class of 1880); and his cousin, Andrew Alexander Blair (1848-1932) -- reflecting their various political, journalistic, naval, family, business, legal, and domestic interests.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Cameron Family Papers consist primarily of the correspondence and writings of former Princeton University professors Henry Clay Cameron (1827-1906) and his son, A. Guyot Cameron (1864-1947), with some correspondence relating to Henry C. Cameron's wife, Wilhelmina "Mina" Louise Cécile Chollet (1832-1908). There is also a significant amount of Cameron family photographs as well as some documents, printed matter, and ephemera relating to Princeton University. Famed Swiss-American geologist, geographer, and Princeton professor Arnold Henry Guyot (1807-1884), a relative of the Cameron family through marriage, is also represented in the collection through classroom maps, correspondence, a journal, and printed articles and lectures by and about Guyot. Most of the materials in the collection are professional in nature.
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Charles Woodruff Shields Papers, 1839-1905
C0343
8 boxes 4.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of personal papers of Charles W. Shields (Princeton Class of 1844), professor of philosophy and history at Princeton from 1865 to 1903.
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Daniel Webster Collection, 1824-1852
C1279
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of and about Daniel Webster, the nineteenth-century American attorney, congressman, and secretary of state.
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Dayton Family Papers, 1734-1868
C0302
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected papers of several members of the Dayton family of Elizabeth, N.J., including Jonathan Dayton (Princeton Class of 1776) and his father, Elias Dayton.
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George A. Hulett Papers, 1909-1962
C0460
6 boxes 1 folder 2.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
George A. Hulett (Princeton Class of 1892) was a professor of chemistry at Princeton (1909-1935) and authority on "standard cells." The collection consists of his works, correspondence, documents, photographs, and printed matter.
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Granville Wilcox Correspondence, 1852-1857
C1261
1 box 0.2 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of letters sent by Granville Wilcox to members of his family in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, while he was a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) as a member of the Class of 1856.
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Henry Clay Stewart Collection, 1882-1884
C1258
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists mostly of letters (1882-1884) Henry Clay Stewart sent to his parents while he was a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), providing an inside look at the life of a Princeton student towards the end of the nineteenth century.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of twenty-two letters and documents of Hugh Simm, a mechanic from Paisley, Scotland, who, after moving to America in 1768, briefly served as Princeton University's first librarian and inspector of rooms.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of letters of the Constitution signer and Philadelphia lawyer Jared Ingersoll to his son Charles while he was a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).
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James Carnahan Collection, 1802-1858
C1029
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence, documents, and a fragment of a sermon by James Carnahan, ninth president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton).
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James Clement Moffat Collection, 1832-1861
C1128
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected manuscripts and corresondence of the nineteenth-century Scottish-born church historian and educator James Clement Moffat.
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John Beatty Family Collection, 1768-1804
C1010
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of 18th-century letters and documents of Princeton graduate (Class of 1769) and New Jersey politician John Beatty and other Beatty family members.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected manuscripts, correspondence, and documents of John Witherspoon, who was sixth president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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Jonathan Belcher Collection, 1708-1950
C1007
1 box 0.4 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence and documents of Jonathan Belcher, dating from his early years in Massachusetts to his days as colonial governor of New Jersey.
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Jonathan Edwards Family Collection, 1723-1798
C0233
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence, sermons, and documents of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) America's most important and original philosophical theologian, and his three sons, Timothy, Jonathan, and Pierpont Edwards.
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Jonathan Rhea Legal Papers, 1774-1892
C0521
2 boxes 0.8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection consists of correspondence and legal documents of eighteenth-century lawyer and legal clerk Jonathan Rhea (1758-1815), of Trenton, New Jersey, as well as legal records created by others following his death. The materials mainly reference land transactions, lawsuits, and the collecting of debts in the Trenton area, but also extending to New Brunswick, Burlington, Monmouth County, and other localities.
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Joseph Bloomfield Collection, 1794-1813
C1011
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of correspondence between New Jersey mayor and governor Joseph Bloomfield and Nicholas Biddle, David Brearley, Aaron Burr, Thomas P. Johnson, Samuel McLane, Edward Miller, and Rev. Andrew Hunter.
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Joseph Henry Collection, 1834-1878
C0086
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of Joseph Henry (1797-1878), the American physicist, inventor, and first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution.
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Joseph Reade Letters, 1795-1796
C1272
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of nineteen autograph letters sent by Joseph Reade to his father, John Reade, while he was a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) as a member of the Class of 1796.
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Lawrence Crane Woods Collection, 1888-1957
C1275
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and student account books of Lawrence Crane Woods, a member of the Princeton Class of 1891 and vice president and assistant manager for the Equitable Life Assurance Society.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence of Lewis French Stearns (Princeton Class of 1867) from the American Civil War years. The letters shed light not only on general student life at the University in the mid-nineteenth century, but also on the local effects of the war--on the University, its students, and on the town of Princeton, N.J.
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Ogden Family Collection, 1682-1853
C0695
2 boxes 6 items 0.6 linear feet

Ogden family
Consists of miscellaneous letters and documents--originals as well as copies--relating to multiple generations of the Ogden family of Elizabeth (formerly Elizabethtown), New Jersey.
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Paterson Family Papers, 1750-1882
C0541
6 boxes 8.6 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected papers of members of the Paterson family of New Jersey, chiefly those of William Paterson (Princeton Class of 1763), his father, Richard Paterson, his son, William Bell Paterson (Princeton Class of 1801), and twin grandsons, William and Stephen Van Rensselaer Paterson (Princeton Class of 1835). The collections provides 17th, 18th, and 19th-century source material for the history of the College of New Jersey and of the Colonial and post-Colonial history of the State of New Jersey.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents from the state of Pennsylvania, the bulk of which date from the eighteenth century. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn in 1681 in order to establish a safe haven for the English Quakers, who were being persecuted in England at the time.
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Philip Lindsley Letters, 1821-1837
C1111
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected letters of Philip Lindsley, educator, Presbyterian clergyman, and acting president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1822-1823.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of the textural material used by John Rogers Williams for his edition of Philip Vickers Fithian: Journal and Letters, 1767-1774. Fithian's journal of his life tutoring on a Virginia plantation is one of the most valuable sources of information on early Virginia plantation life and slavery.
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Pierson family
Consists of documents representing at least three generations of the Pierson family of Orange, New Jersey, including Isaac Pierson (1770-1833, Princeton Class of 1789), a physician, his son William (1796-1882, Princeton Class of 1816), a physician and first mayor of Orange, and William's sons Edward (d. 1882, Princeton Class of 1854), a lawyer, and William, Jr. (1830-1900), also a physician.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of an assembled collection of correspondence, documents, and manuscripts related to Princeton University, its students, and its employees, some in an official capacity and others as personal or family records of those associated with Princeton University, or the College of New Jersey as it was known prior to the end of the 19th century. Materials span from the 1740s until the 1980s, though most pertain to the mid-18th through early 20th century.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence and documents of carpenter-architect Robert Smith, the leading building professional in Philadelphia in the eighteenth century, chiefly concerning the building of Nassau Hall at The College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and the house of the college president.
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Samuel Beach Family Collection, 1783-1884
C1006
2 boxes 1.95 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of eighteenth-century correspondence and documents of Princeton graduate (Class of 1783) Samuel Beach and mostly 19th-century material relating to the Beach and Jones families.
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Samuel Finley Collection, 1756-1766
C1055
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of Samuel Finley, fifth president of Princeton University.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of manuscripts, letters, and documents of Samuel Stanhope Smith, covering, for the most part, the years (1795-1812) he served as president of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton.
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Selected Papers of Charles C. Black, 1881-1945
C0248
2 boxes 0.25 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Selected Papers of Charles C. Black consists of documents (1881-1929) relating to various judicial and other appointments and letters received by Black (Princeton Class of 1878) from Abram H. Wintersteen, Herbert S. S. Smith, James R. Macfarlane, William T. Kruse, and others primarily concerning the activities of the Class of 1878.
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Sergeant Family Collection, 1746-1843
C1192
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents by and about three members of the Sergeant family and their relationship with the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) during the Colonial period: Jonathan Sergeant, his son Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, and his grandson John Sergeant.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and documents of several members of the prominent Shippen family of Philadelphia during the colonial, revolutionary, and early federal periods. Portions of the material are related to the College of New Jersey and its move from Newark, N.J. to Princeton, N.J.
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Theodore W. Tallmadge Papers, 1840-1903
C0353
1 box 1 volume 0.3 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of letters by Theodore W. Tallmadge (Princeton Class of 1846), the bulk of which were sent to members of his family, especially to his parents, Darius and Sara Ann Tallmadge, from the College of Augusta in Kentucky (1841-1842), Ohio University (1842-1843), and Princeton (1844-1846).
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Walter Minto Collection, 1787-1793
C1181
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of the eighteenth-century Scottish mathematician Walter Minto, who was one of Princeton University's earliest teachers of mathematics.