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Byzantine Seals Collection, 1034-1300
C1460
1 box 1.5 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of six Byzantine lead seals: 1) anonymous, 13th century (middle-second half), 24-syllable metrical seal; 2) Niketas, proedros and doux of Antioch, 1034 A.D; 3) Thoros I Roupenids, 13th century (first third), 24-syllable metrical seal; 4) John, metropolitan of Sardis, 11th century; 5) bust of St. Nicholas, 11th (mid) - 12th (early) century, 24-syllable metrical seal; 6) John, logariastes of the Tropaiophoros (St. George of Mangana), 11th century (last third).
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Chalfant Robinson Collection, 1198-1935
C0339
3 boxes 2.9 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists mainly of original manuscripts, photostats, and transcripts of German, French, and Italian Medieval and Renaissance legal documents, including papal bulls, passports, wills, deeds, petitions, wax seals, and manor rolls collected by Chalfant Robinson.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Robert H. Taylor Collection consists of over 4,000 3,300 manuscripts illustrating in their wide range the scope of English literature from the fourteenth century to the 1940s. This finding aid focuses on the modern manuscripts, both bound and unbound, in the collection, which is designated "RTC01" within the Manuscripts Division of the Special Collections Department of the Princeton University Library. However, a brief listing of the collection's Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts is included.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of envelopes both used and unused (also known as covers), letters, postcards, documents, postage stamps, and a variety of other philatelic material from around the world as collected and annotated by the Reverend William Hogarth Tower (1871-1950). The collection spans the topics of English Postal History, United States Postal History, War Covers, Philatelic Miscellany, and Franking.
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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.
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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 primarily of letters and assorted documents of the Radcliffe Family of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, partly concerning trade with the Ottoman Empire. Also included are letters and legal documents pertaining to the Clarke and Evelyn families of England.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Records of Colonial Tlalpujahua (Michoacán, Mexico) consists of papers pertaining to the Convento de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, as well as miscellaneous papers that document matrimonial and criminal legal cases, land transactions in Tlalpujahua and Toluca, and genealogical information compiled by Austacio Rulfo. Additional papers to the collection include documents, accounts, religious petitions, assorted documents, and correspondence, many pertaining to the Benavides family.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Andre De Coppet Collection represents the American history-related collecting activities of American broker and collector Andre De Coppet (Princeton Class of 1915). There are numerous manuscripts, personal letters, documents, and printed material from three main periods: the Revolutionary War, the Federal Period, and the Civil War.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of 97 letters and documents of various Italian church and political figures of the 17th century, primarily in Florence, Pisa, and Rome, chiefly in Italian but also including some in Latin, dating from 1598 to 1699.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Westfield, New Jersey, was part of Elizabethtown from the time it was settled in late 1664 until 1794, when the Township of Westfield was created. The New Jersey Documents Collections, 1601 to 1983, consists of New Jersey legal documents, the bulk of which are from the town of Westfield, Union County, and include land records, financial records, estate records, and court records, many of which were created by various members of the Baker, Downer, Hetfield, Johnson, Miller, Pierson, Ripley, Ross, and Woodruff families. The majority of the collection material dates from 1750 to 1890.
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New Jersey Collection, 1648-1931
C0523
10 boxes 3.75 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The New Jersey Collection, dating from 1648 to 1931, is a grouping of material relating to New Jersey history, with emphasis on some of the more notable people involved in politics, government, and the legal system. The collection includes correspondence, legal records, financial records, land records, estate records, government records, and military records.
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Elmer Adler was a printer, publisher, editor, and author. This collection consists of the personal papers of Adler as well as the business archives of the Pynson Printers and The Colophon.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of financial records, household accounts, inventories of moveable property, and some correspondence of Galeazzo Marescotti (1627-1726), who seved as papal nuncio to the royal court of King Carlos II of Spain from 1670 to 1675.
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New Jersey Miscellaneous Collection, 1671-1956
C1351
9 boxes 5.6 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of a collection of miscellaneous legal and financial documents, correspondence, and other manuscript materials, assembled from various sources, that relate to New Jersey history or inhabitants of New Jersey from the late 17th century through the mid 20th century.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Miriam Holden Collection consists of books, periodicals, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, cartoons, letters, and other materials about women and their achievements collected by Holden.
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Ogden Family Collection, 1682-1853
C0695
2 boxes 6 items 0.6 linear feet

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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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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Contains manuscripts, correspondence, documents, and photographs concerning the Throop and Throop Martin families of New Jersey. In addition to the family correspondence, there is an autograph collection and other miscellaneous items.
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The Garret D. Wall Collection, dating from 1609-1909, consists primarily of material from the legal practice of Garret D. Wall (1783-1850). The bulk of the material dates from 1807 to 1850, when Wall was actively practicing law, serving in the United States Senate, and serving as judge of the Court of Appeals of New Jersey.
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John Anstis Collection, 1700-1715
C1033
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of family documents of John Anstis (1639-1714) of Lunna in the parish of St Neot in Cornwall, including materials regarding his daughter, Mary Hooper.
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Manuscript Maps Collection, 1700-1900
C1311
6 boxes 9.1 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of an open collection of manuscript maps. Included is the eastern section of the Mason-Dixon Line drawn by Charles Dixon and Jeremiah Dixon in 1768.
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Broadside Playbills, 1700-2000
TC113
17 boxes 2 items 44.8 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection contains broadside playbills from the United States, England, and Europe.
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Jonathan Dickinson Collection, 1704-1763
C1046
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of eighteenth-century correspondence and documents of clergyman Jonathan Dickinson relating to his establishment of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).
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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

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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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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
A collection of letters and documents of Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, the English historian, Member of Parliament, connoisseur, playwright, and novelist, and of his father Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, who was to become England's longest running Prime Minister.
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Historical Photograph Collection, Grounds and Buildings Series, 1726-1989
AC111
121 boxes 3 folders 6 items 328 digital files

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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Grounds and Buildings Series of the Historical Photograph Collection contains photographs of the grounds and buildings owned by Princeton University. The photographs date from the late 1850s to the present, with the bulk of the photographs dating from the 1870s to the 1940s. Many of these photographs have been digitized and are searchable in Digital PUL.
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Jansenism in France Collection, 1728-1780
C0838
1 box 0.25 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Jansenism was a religious movement based on the teachings of the theologian Cornelius Jansen (1585-1638). His doctrines held that human beings cannot achieve goodness without the intervention of God's grace and that a minority of individuals has been predestined by God for salvation. Consists of a collection of papers related to the Jansenist controversy in France in the 18th century.
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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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Consists primarily of papers of Frank Nelson Doubleday and his son, Nelson, relating to their personal and business relationships with prominent authors and artists published under the Doubleday imprint, such as Joseph Conrad, A. B. Frost, Rudyard Kipling, T. E. Lawrence, and W. Someset Maugham.
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Princeton University Library Records, 1734-2017 (mostly 1952-1995)
AC123
634 boxes 5 folders 10 items 87 Volumes 1605 digital files 1 websites

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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The Princeton University Library is one of the foremost university libraries in the world. With collections totaling over 12 million volumes, manuscripts, and nonprint items spread across fifteen buildings, the Princeton University Library system serves not only the Princeton University community but the world at large. The Princeton University Library Records consist of the files of the University Librarian and other Library administrators and departments, as well as of the Friends of the Princeton University Library. Materials in the record group include correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, minutes, press releases, proposals, statistics, photographs and other audiovisual materials, and microfilm. The records document the Library's day-to-day operations as well as its involvement with other departments on campus, other college and university libraries, and library users.
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George Pretyman Collection, 1741-1886
C1383
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of material of British clergyman and bishop George Pretyman (also known as George Pretyman Tomline) related to William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) and others.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Ashbel Green (1762-1848) was a prominent Presbyterian minister, eighth president of the College of New Jersey, and co-founder of the Princeton Theological Seminary. The bulk of the papers consist of Green's personal writings, including diaries and sermons. The papers of Green's father, the Reverend Jacob Green (1722-1790) are also included.
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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 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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Historical Subject Files Collection, 1746-2019
AC109
441 boxes 21 folders 8 items

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Historical Subject Files Collection documents Princeton University history and related topics from 1746 to the present. The collection consists of documents in almost every two-dimensional format: articles, books and booklets, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, non-photographic images, notes, pamphlets, posters, and reports.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Pyne-Henry Collection is a diverse group of documents, letters and writings relating to Princeton University, covering an array of topics primarily concerning student life and administrative activities. The collection consists of letters, essays and orations, reports, memoranda, minutes, proclamations, accounts and class lists, and other documents written by students, faculty and administrators which, along with other administrative records and Trustee Minutes, constitute the earliest records and documentary history of the University. Most of these papers and records were amassed by Princeton alumni Moses Taylor Pyne (Class of 1877) and Bayard Henry (Class of 1876) during the latter half of the nineteenth century.
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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Jonathan Belcher, was a merchant and colonial governor of the Provinces of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey and was instrumental in the founding of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). The Jonathan Belcher Collection consists of collected research materials regarding Jonathan Belcher's relation to the history of Princeton University and consist of correspondence, articles, clippings, and copies of original materials from Belcher collections held at Princeton and elsewhere.
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Princeton University Publications Collection, 1748-2016
AC364
154 boxes 6 digital files 1 website

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Princeton University Publications collection contains issues of nearly 150 different periodicals published by the university and related organizations, as well as a few items published by others about the university, that have not been cataloged individually.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The collection consists of contemporary documents pertaining to five of the lotteries held in the eighteenth century to raise funds for the colonial College of New Jersey. Also included is some secondary source material about the lotteries.
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Jonathan Odell Collection, 1750-1780
C1151
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected material of Jonathan Odell, an eighteenth-century New Jersey clergyman and loyalist in the American Revolution, and his father, John Odell.
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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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Hamilton Cottier Papers, 1752-1977
C0594
17 boxes 8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence, documents, photographs, account books (1925-1975), financial papers, and printed matter of Hamilton Cottier (Princeton Class of 1922, professor of English, 1925-1962), and material relating to "Southlawn," the home of his father, Alonzo Cottier, in Scarsdale, N.Y.
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Benjamin Franklin Collection, 1753-1771
C1059
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of selected correspondence and documents, both original and copies, of Benjamin Franklin, one of the most prominent of the founders and early political figures and statesmen of the United States.
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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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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence and documents of three members of the Reading family of New Jersey: Thomas Reading, his brother George, and their father, Governor John Reading. Most of the material deals with incidences during the time of the American Revolutionary War.
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New Granada Slavery Collection, 1757-1812
C1052
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of 58 manuscript leaves, comprising 27 Spanish documents, relating to the buying and selling of slaves in the Kingdom of New Granada (now Colombia).
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George Morgan Collection, 1759-1806
C1394
1 box 0.4 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of an open collection of material related to George Morgan, a Princeton farmer and landowner. Included are a journal containing a survey register for lands in western Pa., a personal account book, and miscellaneous correspondence.
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Nassau Hall Iconography, 1760-1981
AC177
6 boxes 1 folder

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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
The collection contains representations of Nassau Hall and other historic buildings of Princeton University. Most of them are reproductions, some photographic.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of forty-five 18th and 19th-century American lottery tickets from nine different states. Before 1790, America had only three incorporated banks; therefore, lotteries were standard sources for public and private financing.
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Princeton University.‏ ‎Library.‏ Public Policy Papers
The Woodrow Wilson Additional Materials consist of materials that the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library has acquired on Woodrow Wilson since the mid-1990s.
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John Newton Collection, 1763-1801
C0192
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected manuscripts and letters of eighteenth-century English clergyman and hymnist John Newton.
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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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General Manuscripts Collection, 1765-2016 (mostly 1836-2016)
AC001
1.25 linear feet 3 boxes 1 folder

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The General Manuscripts Collection consists of manuscripts and small collections of papers and records which are related in some way to the history of Princeton University. While most documents in the General Manuscripts collection were produced by alumni or student organizations, there are several documents produced by trustees, faculty, and other members of the University community.
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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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John Trumbull Collection, 1768-1842
C1237
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of John Trumbull, the American artist known as the "Painter of the American Revolution." One of his historical paintings, Declaration of Independence, was used for the image on the reverse of the U.S. $2 dollar bill.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of two collections of materials created by or related to American suffragette and reformer Mary Ashton Rice Livermore (1820-1905), including autograph notes, drafts, typescripts, and reprints of lectures, addresses, articles, and short stories by Livermore; correspondence; family documents and photographs; and clippings and printed materials, some of which were collected by Adelaide Witherington Boynton.
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Thomas Potts Johnson Collection, 1769-1846
C0471
8 boxes 3.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of miscellaneous papers relating to Thomas Potts Johnson's legal practice covering the New Jersey counties of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Essex; papers pertaining to his position as New Jersey attorney general; and two family photograph albums.
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Andrew Hunter Family Collection, 1770-1820
C1086
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of both Andrew Hunter, an early nineteenth-century Princeton professor of mathematics and astronomy, and his clergyman uncle of the same name.
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Consists of an open collection of selected correspondence, writings, and documents created or signed by James Madison, fourth president of the United States, correspondence and a document of Dolley Payne Todd Madison, as well as a small amount of material by others about James Madison.