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American Civil Liberties Union Records, 1864-2011 (mostly 1917-1995)

MC001 4207.37 linear feet 5727 boxes 1886 Volumes 288 items
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the pre-eminent civil liberties organization in the United States, utilizing litigation, lobbying, and public education to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. These records document the administration and work of the ACLU's national office, regional offices, and legal projects, with particular emphasis on the areas of civil rights, children and women's rights, freedom of speech (and all First Amendment questions), and due process, among many others. The records include case files, correspondence, meeting minutes, research files, and files of staff members. Portions of the records (Subgroup 1; Subgroup 2, Series 2, 3, and 4; Subgroup 3, Subseries 5B) have been digitized and are available for members of the Princeton community to view here. To view the database from outside Princeton University, please see the Guide to the American Civil Liberties Union Records.
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American Civil Liberties Union Records, 1864-2011 (mostly 1917-1995)

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the pre-eminent civil liberties organization in the United States, utilizing litigation, lobbying, and public education to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. These records document the administration and work of the ACLU's national office, regional offices, and legal projects, with particular emphasis on the areas of civil rights, children and women's rights, freedom of speech (and all First Amendment questions), and due process, among many others. The records include case files, correspondence, meeting minutes, research files, and files of staff members. Portions of the records (Subgroup 1; Subgroup 2, Series 2, 3, and 4; Subgroup 3, Subseries 5B) have been digitized and are available for members of the Princeton community to view here. To view the database from outside Princeton University, please see the Guide to the American Civil Liberties Union Records.

John Insley Blair Family Papers, 1843-1961 (mostly 1891-1910)

C0934 13 boxes 1 folder 12.5 linear feet
Consists primarily of travel diaries, scrapbooks, and photograph albums composed by railroad industrialist John Insley Blair and his family. There is also a small selection of letters of Clinton Ledyard Blair regarding a fight over Woodrow Wilson's reforms at Princeton University and Blair's relationship with the University's Board of Trustees.
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Arthur Machen Collection, 1863-1953 (mostly 1895-1945)

C1120 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists chiefly of letters and photographs of Arthur Machen, the Welsh-born writer called "the Apostle of Wonder" because of his mastery of the English language and outstanding creation of supernatural fiction.
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Student Academic Work Collection, 1862-2009

AC374 9 boxes 1 folder
This collection consists of essays, notes on readings, laboratory notebooks, drawings and similar academic work products created by Princeton students.
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Thomas Burnside Morris Papers, 1861-2000

C1416 1 box 0.4 linear feet
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Thomas Burnside Morris graduated from New York University in 1861 with a degree in civil engineering. He was a chief engineer of the Long Island Railroad, 1863; a division chief of the Panama Railroad, 1864-1865; a division chief of the Union Pacific Railroad, 1867-1869; and a division chief of the Northern Pacific Railroad, 1870-1874. He died in Oakland, California, on November 8, 1885. The collection consists primarily of material relating to Morris's role in the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Northern Pacific Railroad.
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Thomas Burnside Morris Papers, 1861-2000

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Thomas Burnside Morris graduated from New York University in 1861 with a degree in civil engineering. He was a chief engineer of the Long Island Railroad, 1863; a division chief of the Panama Railroad, 1864-1865; a division chief of the Union Pacific Railroad, 1867-1869; and a division chief of the Northern Pacific Railroad, 1870-1874. He died in Oakland, California, on November 8, 1885. The collection consists primarily of material relating to Morris's role in the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Grover Cleveland Collection, 1860-1907

C0237 3 boxes
Consists of several holograph addresses, miscellaneous correspondence, and family photographs of American president Grover Cleveland.

William Tipping Papers, 1688-2001

C1462 4 boxes 2.4 linear feet
Conists of personal papers of William Tipping Esq, of Brasted Park, Sevenoaks, in Kent, and Avray near Paris. He was the son of the successful Liverpool merchant John Tipping, who in his twenties traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East before turning to Tory politics and serving as director of the London and North Western Railway.
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Wills of William Tipping and Maria Tipping, 1837-1980

Includes contemporary autograph drafts of the will of William Tipping, photocopies of the original will, and probate copies. There is also a copy of the will of Maria Tipping of Brasted Park, wife of William Tipping Esquire; a letter from the Cheshire County Council dated August 15, 1952 and one letter from the District Probate Registry to H.G. Singleton Esq. regarding William Tipping's will.

England - Argentina Trade Collection, 1859-1885

C1287 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence and documents relating to Liverpool (England) merchants and their shippers and counterparts in Buenos Aires (Argentina) during the second half of the nineteenth century. Correspondence (1882-1885) between Alexander Gifford (Liverpool) and his brother Edward (Buenos Aires) forms the bulk of the material.

A. D. Power Collection, 1837-1946

C0601 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of letters received by A. D. Power, who worked for the English publishing firms of Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons and W. H. Smith and Son.
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Roland S. Morris Papers, 1855-1988 (mostly 1915-1929)

MC214 4 boxes
Roland S. (Sletor) Morris was a leader of the Democratic Party in Pennsylvania and was the ambassador to Japan from 1917-1921. The Roland S. Morris Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, and other materials that document Morris's family life, political involvement in the Democratic Party, and his position as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 1917-1921.
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McCarter and English Records on U.S. Indian Claims Cases, 1958-1970

WC030 43 boxes
This collection consists of materials collected by the law firm of McCarter & English of Newark, New Jersey in connection with representation of the Iowa, Sac and Fox, Otoe and Missouria, and Omaha tribes before the United States Indian Claims Commission between 1958 and 1970. The records document the cases; briefs, findings of fact, valuations, reports and orders are included. More significantly, the records include a vast storehouse of evidentiary documentation on the history of these tribes and others, much of it dating to the early nineteenth century.

Moses A. Lane Papers, 1852-1957 (mostly 1852-1885)

C1307 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of selected papers of Moses A. Lane, a nineteenth-century career serviceman in the U.S. Navy, serving most of his time as a gunner. Much of the material relates to a tour (1852-1855) in the Mediterranean aboard the sloop of war St. Louis.
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Theater People Subject Files, 1850s-1988

TC106 26 boxes 16 linear feet
Consists of files (clippings, programs, books, caricatures, etc.) on people involved in theater, from the mid-19th century through the late 1980s, including actors, dramatists, directors, scholars, and designers.
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Frothingham Family Collection, 1850-1950

C0303 7 boxes 2.8 linear feet
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Consists mainly of correspondence between family members of Arthur L. Frothingham, who was a Princeton professor of archaeology (1886-1905). The collection includes correspondence and family photographs from his father, Arthur L. Frothingham, mother, Jessie Peabody Frothingham, and sister, Jessie Peabody Frothingham. Also present are manuscripts concerning Arthur L. Frothingham's study (ca.1912) on arches in the Roman Empire.
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Frothingham Family Collection, 1850-1950

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Consists mainly of correspondence between family members of Arthur L. Frothingham, who was a Princeton professor of archaeology (1886-1905). The collection includes correspondence and family photographs from his father, Arthur L. Frothingham, mother, Jessie Peabody Frothingham, and sister, Jessie Peabody Frothingham. Also present are manuscripts concerning Arthur L. Frothingham's study (ca.1912) on arches in the Roman Empire.

Bache and Hodge Family Papers, 1783-1957 (mostly 1790-1890)

C0650 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of correspondence representing five generations of the Bache and Hodge families as well as members of the Scott and Wistar families of Princeton and Philadelphia.
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Brigham Young Collection, 1846-1968 (mostly 1846-1872)

WC004 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Contains selected correspondence of American pioneer and religious leader Brigham Young. Images of this collection are also available online at Digital PUL.
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Spanish Military Documents Relating to 19th Century Cuba, 1845-1976

C0646 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of Spanish legal and military documents relating to the administration of Cuba in the 19th century.
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James Green Correspondence, 1837-1871

C0965 1 box 0.2 linear feet
The James Green Correspondence consists of letters received from various correspondents by the 19th-century English poet James Green (of Bath).
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Scrapbook Collection, 1843-1954 (mostly 1860-1920)

AC026 340 boxes 2 items
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This collection contains scrapbooks created by Princeton students which document their social and academic activities while undergraduates.
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John Miller Papers, 1841-1917

C0632 6 boxes 2.25 linear feet
Consists of works, correspondence, a diary (1851), financial papers, biographical material, a bibliography, and printed matter of American Presbyterian clergyman and Confederate chaplain John Miller (Princeton Class of 1836).
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Graduate Alumni Records, 1839-2016

AC105 792 boxes
The records consist of the academic files of former graduate students of Princeton University. The information contained in each file varies greatly but can include grades cards, Graduate School applications, a photograph of the student, letters of recommendation, as well as biographical information, lists of achievements, news clippings, and obituaries. Please see "Other Finding Aids" under "Find More" for a list of the five finding aids to the Graduate Alumni Records, divided by time period.
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Graduate Alumni Records, 1839-2016

The records consist of the academic files of former graduate students of Princeton University. The information contained in each file varies greatly but can include grades cards, Graduate School applications, a photograph of the student, letters of recommendation, as well as biographical information, lists of achievements, news clippings, and obituaries. Please see "Other Finding Aids" under "Find More" for a list of the five finding aids to the Graduate Alumni Records, divided by time period.

William M. Armstrong Collection on E.L. Godkin, 1833-1978

C0560 14 boxes 6.5 linear feet
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This collection consists of American historian William M. Armstrong's works and research material on Edwin Lawrence Godkin (1831-1902), a founder and editor of The Nation (1865-1881) and editor of the New York Evening Post (1883-1900). The collection contains typed manuscripts of Armstrong's biography on Godkin along with other writings, as well as photocopies, microfilms, and typescripts of correspondence.
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William M. Armstrong Collection on E.L. Godkin, 1833-1978

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This collection consists of American historian William M. Armstrong's works and research material on Edwin Lawrence Godkin (1831-1902), a founder and editor of The Nation (1865-1881) and editor of the New York Evening Post (1883-1900). The collection contains typed manuscripts of Armstrong's biography on Godkin along with other writings, as well as photocopies, microfilms, and typescripts of correspondence.

Ernest Cushing Richardson Collection, 1832-1954

C0341 20 boxes
Consists of the personal papers of Ernest Cushing Richardson, librarian of Princeton University Library from 1890 till 1925.
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William Yarrell Collection, 1830-1961 (mostly 1833-1856)

C0603 1 box 1.25 linear feet
Consists of letters and drawings of William Yarrell, a nineteenth-century British naturalist, and related printed matter.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Collection, 1753-1771

C1064 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of selected correspondence and documents of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the noted German poet and dramatist, author of Faust.

Thomas Jefferson Collection, 1781-1826

C0190 2 boxes 0.4 linear feet
Consists of two manuscripts and assorted correspondence by the architect, scientist, author, and third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826).

Edward Livingston Papers, 1683-1877 (mostly 1764-1836)

C0280 178 boxes 120 linear feet
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The Edward Livingston Papers document the career of American lawyer, diplomat, statesman, and legal theorist Edward Livingston. The collection also contains domestic, financial, and property records of some three dozen others, mostly members of the Livingston/Beekman branch of the Hudson River Valley Livingstons and the Montgomery, Davezac, Barton, and Hunt families; the family surveyor/agent John Cox, Jr.; and an Albany-area merchant Benjamin French, whose forfeited estate ended up in Edward Livingston's hands for debt collection.

Selected Papers of Smith Thompson, 1823-1949

C0354 2 boxes 2.0 linear feet
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Consists of documents and correspondence of Smith Thompson (Princeton Class of 1788) covering, for the most part, the years (1823-1843) when he served on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Throop and Martin Family Papers, 1693-1951

C0055 12 boxes
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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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Butler Family Papers, 1815-1948 (mostly 1820-1920)

C0064 48 boxes 15.65 linear feet
The Butler Family Papers consists of works, notes, correspondence, journals, photographs, and other materials of Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795-1858), William Allen Butler (1825-1902), Mary Russell Marshall Butler (1827-1919), Charles Henry Butler (1859-1940), Harriet Allen Butler (1861-1914), and other members of the Butler family.
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Butler Family Papers, 1815-1948 (mostly 1820-1920)

The Butler Family Papers consists of works, notes, correspondence, journals, photographs, and other materials of Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795-1858), William Allen Butler (1825-1902), Mary Russell Marshall Butler (1827-1919), Charles Henry Butler (1859-1940), Harriet Allen Butler (1861-1914), and other members of the Butler family.

Donald and Robert M. Dodge Collection of Mary Mapes Dodge, 1814-1961 (mostly 1866-1936)

C0113 14 boxes 5.00 linear feet
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Mary Mapes Dodge was an author and editor of St. Nicholas magazine. This collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, financial records, and photographs of Mary Mapes Dodge, as well as an unfinished biography of her by Spencer Mapes.
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Joline Family Collection, 1814-1950 (mostly 1869-1912)

C1144 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and documents of members of the Joline family of Princeton, New Jersey.
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Alejandro Rossi Papers, 1812-2010 (mostly 1955-2009)

C1422 39 boxes
The Alejandro Rossi Papers consist of personal notebooks, manuscripts, correspondence with writers, academics, editors and artists, and printed material of the writer.
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Edward Julian Nally Papers, 1812-1953 (mostly 1905-1948)

C0251 13 boxes 4.25 linear feet
The personal papers of Edward Julian Nally, an American radio industrialist, trace the development of his career in the communications industry, from his earliest days with the Western Union Telegraph Co. (1875-1890), through his tenure with the Postal Telegraph Cable Co. (1890-1913), to his years with the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. of America (1913-1919); the bulk of the collection, however, covers his years with the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), for which he served as first president (1919-1923) and director.
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Edward Julian Nally Papers, 1812-1953 (mostly 1905-1948)

The personal papers of Edward Julian Nally, an American radio industrialist, trace the development of his career in the communications industry, from his earliest days with the Western Union Telegraph Co. (1875-1890), through his tenure with the Postal Telegraph Cable Co. (1890-1913), to his years with the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. of America (1913-1919); the bulk of the collection, however, covers his years with the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), for which he served as first president (1919-1923) and director.

Charles Coulston Gillispie Collection, 1779-1990 (mostly 1782-1826)

C0696 8 boxes
Consists of the working papers used by Charles Coulston Gillispie while researching his book The Montgolfier Brothers and the Invention of Aviation, 1783-1784 (1983).
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Rush Family Papers, 1675-1885 (mostly 1817-1849)

C0079 61 boxes 55 items 11 Volumes 26.55 linear feet
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The collection documents the career of Richard Rush (Princeton Class of 1797) as lawyer, statesman, and diplomat, emphasizing diplomatic negotiations between the United States and Great Britain while he was minister to Great Britain (1817-1825) and between the United States and France when he was minister to France (1847-1849), as well as his successful efforts (1836-1838) in securing the Smithsonian bequest, which was used to establish the Smithsonian Institution. The papers of Richard Rush constitute the larger part of the collection; letters of his father, Benjamin Rush, M.D. (Princeton Class of 1760), and papers of his son, Benjamin Rush (Princeton Class of 1829, constitute the other major groups of papers in this family archive.

Neilson Campbell Hannay Collection of William Cowper, 1711-1965 (mostly 1750-1799)

C0134 10 boxes 6 items 10 Volumes 5 linear feet
Consists of poetry manuscripts, documents, pictorial works, correspondence, and miscellanea relating to the English poet William Cowper (1731-1800), and to his circle of family, friends, and editors, collected by Neilson Campbell Hannay.

Ingersoll Family Collection, 1797-1954 (mostly 1797-1865)

C1090 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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 S. Hall Collection of George Frideric Handel, 1714-1968 (mostly 1946-1968)

C0640 12 boxes 29 items
Consists (primarily) of manuscripts of works by Handel and his contemporaries but also of correspondence and subject files gathered by James S. Hall, the English surgeon who collected most of the manuscripts.
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Series 5: Handel Societies and Festivals, 1784-1959

Includes files of the activities of the Deal and Walmer Handelian Society, founded by Hall in 1946, arranged by event, followed by files on other such societies, including one in Brisbane, Australia. Following the files on Handel societies is material on East German Handel festivals. At the end of the series is a box of commemorative medals, minted for various anniversaries and festivals in honor of the composer.
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Series 1: Manuscripts of Handel's Works and Works by Contemporary Composers, 1720-1958

A collection of 29 bound manuscripts including but not restricted to contemporary copies of Handel's musical works. Some of these copybooks include works by other contemporary composers. Also included are several indices of Handel's works and a scrapbook concerning 19th-century performances at various Handel festivals.

Hobart Family Collection, 1791-1954

C1080 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists primarily of family correspondence of John Henry Hobart, a bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
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Charles Thomson Letters, 1783-1988

C0892 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of letters and miscellanea of the educator, merchant, and first secretary of the Continental Congress Charles Thomson (1729-1824).
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Joseph Miller Collection, 1783-1929 (mostly 1820-1860)

C0557 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
Consists mainly of professional and personal correspondence, some documents, and printed matter of Joseph Miller, a nineteenth-century English civil engineer primarily concerned with the construction of steam engines and other machinery for naval vessels.
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Jasper E. Crane Collection of James and Dolley Madison Materials, 1783-1968 (mostly 1783-1897)

C0082 9 boxes 3.2 linear feet
Consists of selected manuscripts, correspondence, documents, portraits, and other items created by or about United States President James Madison (Class of 1771) and Dolley Madison, collected by Jasper E. Crane (Class of 1901).
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Princeton University Library Collection of Ashbel Green Materials, 1744-1958 (mostly 1783-1844)

C0257 13 boxes 4.84 linear feet
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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Subseries 3B: Others, 1783-1958

This subseries consists of material created by family and colleagues of Ashbel Green. The bulk of the material relates to Ashbel's children, wives, and in-laws. Much of the correspondence between family is personal in nature. Since the material covers numerous members of the Green and McCulloh families, the dates range from before the birth of Ashbel to well after his death.
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Series 3: Papers of Other Persons, 1744-1958

The series contains documents created by Ashbel's father Jacob and various other family and associates. This series contains two subseries: Jacob Green and Others. The Jacob Green subseries contains the writings of Ashbel's father while the Others subseries consists mostly of personal correspondence between family members.

Elias Boudinot Collection, 1773-1950 (mostly 1777-1820)

C0230 1 box 0.4 linear feet
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Elias Boudinot was a lawyer and Revolutionary statesman, serving as member of the Continental Congress (president, 1782), secretary of foreign affairs (1783-84), New Jersey congressman (1789-95), and director of the U.S. Mint (1795-1805). The collection consists of miscellaneous letters and documents of Boudinot, many of which concern his land dealings.
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Elias Boudinot Collection, 1773-1950 (mostly 1777-1820)

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Elias Boudinot was a lawyer and Revolutionary statesman, serving as member of the Continental Congress (president, 1782), secretary of foreign affairs (1783-84), New Jersey congressman (1789-95), and director of the U.S. Mint (1795-1805). The collection consists of miscellaneous letters and documents of Boudinot, many of which concern his land dealings.

Green Family Collection, 1771-1969 (mostly 1810-1895)

C0304 3 boxes 1.2 linear feet
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 Collection of Aaron Burr (1756-1836) Materials, 1771-1958 (mostly 1782-1830)

C0089 2 boxes 1.7 linear feet
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Consists primarily of letters by Aaron Burr (Princeton Class of 1772) to members of his family and associates, along with some documents pertaining to his legal career.
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Thorne Collection of Elias Boudinot, 1734-1924 (mostly 1777-1819)

C0001 4 boxes
Elias Boudinot was an American lawyer and public official who represented New Jersey in the Continental Congress. This collection consists of correspondence, documents, and printed material relating to Boudinot and his family, collected by Langdon K. Thorne.
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Selected Papers of Sparse Grey Hackle, 1765-1954

C0591 1 box 1.25 linear feet
Consists of selected manuscripts and documents of Sparse Grey Hackle, an American author of books about angling.
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Faculty and Professional Staff files, Subgroup 1: A, 1764-2014

AC107-01 367 boxes
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Princeton University's Dean of the Faculty is the senior administrator responsible for the quality and well-being of the faculty and professional staff of the university. The collection consists of personnel files for nearly every individual at one time employed as a member of Princeton University's faculty or professional staff.
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