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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George Macloskie Papers, 1857-1906
C0498
7 boxes 7.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
George Macloskie was a Princeton professor of biology (1875-1906) and an ordained Presbyterian minister and lawyer. His collection consists of notebooks related to his class lectures and papers, scrapbooks, printed material, and a commonplace book (1906).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Green Family Collection consists of correspondence, documents, and printed matter of the Green family of Trenton and Mercer County, New Jersey, including Henry Woodhull Green (Princeton Class of 1820), his parents, Elizabeth and Caleb Green, his brother, John Cleve Green, and his son, Charles Ewing Green.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Henry Van Dyke Family Papers consists of papers of three generations of the prominent Van Dyke family of New York and Princeton, beginning with Henry Jackson Van Dyke (1822-1891) and his wife, Henrietta [Ashmead] Van Dyke (1820-1893), followed by their children, Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) and Paul Van Dyke (1859-1933), and ending with Henry van Dyke's son Tertius Van Dyke (1886-1958).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected papers of James Thayer Gerould, Princeton librarian (1920-1938), accumulated during the preparation of a bibliography of the works of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), Congregational clergyman and Princeton president.
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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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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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Samuel Blair Sermons, 1766-1769
C0291
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists mainly of holograph sermons, some complete, some fragmentary, of Samuel Blair (Princeton Class of 1760), who served as chaplain to Congress in 1790.
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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.