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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Wolcott Family Correspondence, 1763-1838
C0447
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Wolcott, Frederick, 1767-1837
Consists of copies of family correspondence of Frederick Wolcott of Litchfield, Connecticut. Wolcott was a son of Connecticult governor Oliver Wolcott, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890
Consists primarily of correspondence, documents, and miscellaneous material of William Worth Belknap (Princeton Class of 1848) and his father, William Goldsmith Belknap (1794-1851), of Newburgh, New York.
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Twining, Kinsley, 1832-1901
Consists of correspondence received by various members of the Twining family, originally of New Haven and Litchfield, Connecticut, and later of New York. There are letters both personal and professional in nature.
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Stockton Family Papers, 1700-1902 (mostly 1775-1850)
C0490
4 boxes 10 Volumes 1.7 linear feet

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Morven (Princeton N.J. : Estate)
Consists of various personal and business papers of members of the Stockton family of Princeton, New Jersey, particularly those of American lawyer, farmer, and politician Richard Stockton (Princeton Class of 1779).
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Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006.
The Stanley Kunitz Papers consists of the literary and personal papers of Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006). A prominent American poet, Kunitz was also a known editor, translator, essayist, and educator. Kunitz's diverse interests are evident in the collection, which includes manuscripts of his writings, extensive correspondence, special-interest files, teaching materials, travel files, documents, photographs, memorabilia, artwork, calendars, annotated books, audiocassettes, papers of others, and printed material.
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Olden Family Papers, 1769-1847
C0531
1 box 0.2 linear feet

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.
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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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Mathews, Charles, 1803-1878
Consists of papers of the Mathews family, a 19th-century English theatrical family whose members performed and wrote for the stage and achieved fame as gifted mimics and comedians. Much of the correspondence in the collection is between the family members. Also included are manuscripts of autobiographies written by both the father and son, as well as some manuscripts of monologues, songs, roles, and music.