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Theodore W. Tallmadge Papers, 1840-1903

C0353 1 box 1 volume 0.3 linear feet
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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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Nineteenth-Century New Mexico Military Collection, 1847-1883

WC024 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of nineteenth-century correspondence and documents relating to the procurement of supplies at Forts Craig, Cummings, Union, and Sumner in New Mexico.

Ferdinand Denis letters and manuscripts, 1847-1882

C1625 1 box
Consists of letters, manuscripts and notes dating from 1847 to 1882, from French historian, writer, and librarian at the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève in Paris, Ferdinand Denis. Also included is one letter written to him. Many of the items concern Brazil, but there are also two chapters apparently intended for a book.
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J. H. Stocqueler Letters to John Philippart, 1846-1871

C1028 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of 34 letters of British author J. H. Stocqueler to military writer John Philippart.

Hunt and Guild Families of New Jersey Collection, 1755-1878 (mostly 1755-1858)

C1087 2 boxes 0.60 linear feet
Consists of eighteenth and nineteenth-century correspondence, letters, and documents of the Hunt and Guild families of New Jersey.

Hooe Family Papers, 1829-1850

C1628 1 box
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Consists of a small collection of correspondence and documents belonging to the Hooe family of Prince William County, Virginia, primarily concerning the hire and recapture of African Americans whom they enslaved on their plantation in the mid-19th century.

French Intelligence Reports on the United States, 1804-1842

C1440 1 box 0.4 linear feet
At the start of the 19th century, the tumultuous events of Europe and the new government of the United States prompted the government of France employing agents to report on American politics, economics, diplomacy, geographic expansion, and military affairs. This collection consists of thirty-eight confidential, anonymous reports from French agents in the United States over a period of forty years, from the period immediately following the Louisiana Purchase into the early 1840s.

Amelia Champlin Stuart Correspondence, 1842-1898 (mostly 1860-1869)

C1768 0.6 linear feet 2 boxes
Consists of correspondence between Amelia Champlain Stuart of Norwich, New York, and her family members and friends.

Mary Anne Hughes Letters to J. T. J. Hewlett, 1842-1844

C1300 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of letters by Mary Anne Hughes to nineteenth-century English novelist J. T. J. Hewlett.

James Edward Calhoun Correspondence, 1827-1843

C1025 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence of James Edward Calhoun, a 19th-century U.S. Navy lieutenant.

Lewis Cass Collection, 1832-1873

C1031 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Lewis Cass, a nineteenth-century senator from Michigan, had prominent roles in the administrations of Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan. This collection consists of selected correspondence, printed material, and ephemera of Cass.
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Lewis Cass Collection, 1832-1873

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Lewis Cass, a nineteenth-century senator from Michigan, had prominent roles in the administrations of Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan. This collection consists of selected correspondence, printed material, and ephemera of Cass.

John Whelan Luke Papers, 1838-1853

C1661 0.2 linear feet 1 box
Consists of a group of documents and correspondence recording the activities of John Whelan Luke (1815-1896) as a store owner, postmaster, and county treasurer in Waterloo, Missouri, from 1838 to 1841, and as a farmer and trader of enslaved persons in Berryville, Virginia, in the 1840s and 1850s.

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.

Student Dances Collection, 1838-1936

AC282 1 box
Dances at Princeton, especially popular in the years prior to the Second World War, were generally held in the gymnasium and were organized by a committee of faculty and staff. This collection consists of materials documenting dances attended by the students of Princeton University in the late 19th and early 20th century.
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Daniel Hoit anti-slavery correspondence, 1838-1845

C1524 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of several anti-slavery letters and circulars, dating from 1838 to 1845, to New Hampshire state legislator and abolitionist, Daniel Hoit (1778-1859).
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John and Joseph Cabell Breckinridge Letters, 1808-1837

C1020 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected letters by brothers John and Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, both early 19th-century graduates of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton).

John G. Reynolds Journal, 1837

WC011 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of a journal containing daily notations and copies of correspondence between Reynolds and his military superiors and the U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs during an emigration expedition (1837) of Creek Indians.

Philip Lindsley Letters, 1821-1837

C1111 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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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.

Letters to Michaēl Iatros, 1837-1857

C1728 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of incoming letters to Michaēl Iatros, a Greek politician and merchant, from several merchants and philanthropists, and members of the clergy.
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Letters, 1837-1857

Consists of incoming correspondence from several individuals from several places of Greece (Corinth, Gythio, Kalamata, Nauplio, Patras, Sparta and other places). The bulk of the letters come from the Petzalē brothers in Patras (Greece). Other corresponders named are: Dionysios Aravantinos, Stauros Stauroulopoulos, Giōrgos Michos, K.N. Michalopoulos, Spyros Alexandrakēs, P. Alexandrakēs, N. Dēmētriadēs, Ioannēs Meindanopoulos, Iōannēs Euthymiou, P. Dēmētriou, Ēlias Lykourezos, and Iatros' wife Magdalēnē.

Izcue y Arias (Firm) Records, 1786-1842

C1297 6 boxes 2.2 linear feet
Consists of 15 bound volumes (1786-1842) of commercial records/transactions from the Lima (Peru) merchantile firm of Izcue y Arias.
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Copybook Collection, 1834-1837

AC338 1 box
The Copybook Collection brings together original materials from the university archives. Copybooks document individual students' work and interests; they may contain penmanship exercises, handwritten excerpts of poems, and/or literary translations.
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Samuel Ladd Howell Family Collection, 1797-1838

C0455 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of selected eighteenth- and nineteenth-century papers of Samuel Ladd Howell and other members of the Howell family of Woodbury, Gloucester, and Princeton, New Jersey.

George Wingrove Cooke "Memoirs of Lord Bolingbroke" Manuscript, 1834-1835

C1494 1 box 1.0 linear foot
A bound volume of the complete manuscript of "Memoirs of Lord Bolingbroke" by British lawyer and historian George Wingrove Cooke (1814-1865).
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John and Martha Bowen Letter Book Concerning Bowen Hall Sugar Plantation, 1822-1848

C1490 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of 136 letters from John Bowen (1794-1835) and his wife Martha Powell Anthony Bowen (1797-1849) of Philadelphia (Pa.) documenting in great detail the management of Bowen Hall, their sugar plantation located in Vere, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, including its varied finances, seasonal production and export of sugar and rum, and the treatment allocated to its enslaved workers and newly-emancipated population. The letters provide insights into the final throes of the institution of slavery in Jamaica and the abolishment of the practice in 1834; the Jamaican sugar industry; and British politics of the early 19th century in relation to its colonies and trade.
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John and Martha Bowen Letter Book Concerning Bowen Hall Sugar Plantation, 1822-1848

Consists of 136 letters from John Bowen (1794-1835) and his wife Martha Powell Anthony Bowen (1797-1849) of Philadelphia (Pa.) documenting in great detail the management of Bowen Hall, their sugar plantation located in Vere, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, including its varied finances, seasonal production and export of sugar and rum, and the treatment allocated to its enslaved workers and newly-emancipated population. The letters provide insights into the final throes of the institution of slavery in Jamaica and the abolishment of the practice in 1834; the Jamaican sugar industry; and British politics of the early 19th century in relation to its colonies and trade.

Joseph François Chalard Translations of Four Novels by Alessandro Verri, 1810-1838

C1632 1 box
Consists of Joseph François Chalard's manuscript translations of four novels by the Italian author Alessandro Verri (1741-1816) into French, including "Les aventures de Sapho, poétesse de Mitylène" (Le avventure di Saffo poetessa di Mitilene), "La vie d'Erostrate" (La vita di Erostrato), and parts 1 and 2 of "Les nuits romaines au tombeau des Scipions" (Notti romane al sepolcro degli Scipioni).
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Joseph François Chalard Translations of Four Novels by Alessandro Verri, 1810-1838

Consists of Joseph François Chalard's manuscript translations of four novels by the Italian author Alessandro Verri (1741-1816) into French, including "Les aventures de Sapho, poétesse de Mitylène" (Le avventure di Saffo poetessa di Mitilene), "La vie d'Erostrate" (La vita di Erostrato), and parts 1 and 2 of "Les nuits romaines au tombeau des Scipions" (Notti romane al sepolcro degli Scipioni).

Sir John Orde Collection on Slavery in Dominica and Jamaica, 1763-1823

C1534 5 boxes 3.0 linear feet
Consists of a collection of letters, accounts, land registers, and other documents from the office of Sir John Orde as governor of Dominica from 1783 to 1793, during a period of British colonial rule over the island; lists of enslaved workers on the estates of Peter Campbell, Esq., plantation owner in the parishes of Saint Elizabeth, Westmoreland, and Hanover, Jamaica, in 1817, 1820, 1823, and 1825; as well as some personal correspondence and documents of Sir John Orde, including letters to his wife and incoming letters during his naval service, household accounts, and various land and property documents.
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Peter Campbell Estate Lists of Enslaved Workers, 1817-1825 January 1

Consists of five lists of enslaved workers on the estates of Peter Campbell, Esq., and his executors in Jamaica, including the Holland Estate and Shaws Penn Estate, both in the parish of Saint Elizabeth; the Petersville Sugar Estate in the parish of Westmoreland; and the parish of Hanover. Four of these lists are titled "Copy of Return of Slaves..." and comprise manuscript lists of enslaved workers on individual plantations that were compiled triennially at year's end by attorneys for absentee plantation owners. Each list pertains to one of Peter Campbell's properties and contains returns for 1817, 1820, and 1823, which have been bound together. Eliza Woolery Campbell (Sir John Orde's daughter-in-law) and Caroline Barclay Campbell are mentioned as the beneficiaries of Peter Campbell's property in the 1823 lists. All four are signed and certified as fine copies by Thomas Amyot, Registrar of Colonial Slaves in Great Britain. Comprising around 68 pages in total, the lists record the names of some 1,100 men, women, and children enslaved on Campell's properties, along with a description of their complexion, age, whether "African" or "Creole", and their mother's first name if known. While most entries only record first names, several include the surname Campbell, including for those listed as Robert Campbell and Violet alias Mary Campbell. Lists also document births and deaths, described as "increases" and "decreases," and sometimes list information about the purchase of enslaved persons or purported causes of death as recorded by plantation owners. Also present is a later twelve-page 1825 list of enslaved workers on the Holland and Shaws Penn Estates that includes names, ages, occupations, and indications of physical condition or health, as well as a chart of births and deaths between January 1, 1824, and January 1, 1825.

Hugh Gelston Correspondence, 1823-1824

C1340 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of eighteen letters (1823-1824) of Hugh Gelston, an American merchant from Baltimore, Maryland, to his Mexican agent, Thomas J. Shepard, regarding business conditions.

Samuel Beach Family Collection, 1783-1884

C1006 2 boxes 1.95 linear feet
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.

Travel Journals on French Trade and Slavery in the Indian Ocean, 1820-1826

C1614 1 box
Consists of two journals kept by an anonymous sailor detailing French voyages to the Indian Ocean, Southeast Africa, Indonesia, the Caribbean, and South America in the early 1820s. Entries document illegal trafficking by the French of enslaved persons from Indonesia and Southeast Africa to Île Bourbon (now Réunion), trade in livestock and foodstuffs in South America and the Caribbean, and life on board the ships.
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"Voyage à la Guadeloupe", 1822-1826

Includes descriptions of the following travels: Le Havre to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, aboard Aimable Eulalie (owned by Feray), April 28-September 5, 1822 (as lieutenant); Euridice under Captain Le Coq as lieutenant: Crach, France, to Ensenada, Argentina, December 29, 1822-April 14, 1823; Saint Denis, Île Bourbon arrives June 16, 1823; Saint Louis , Île de France (Mauritius Island) arrives June 24, 1823; Saint Denis, Île Bourbon; Toamasina, Madagascar, arrives July 13, 1823; Saint-Paul, Île Bourbon, arrives August 1, 1823; Toamasina to Anjouan (Comoros Islands), September 22, 1823; Anjouan to Mohéli, leaves October 22, 1823; Between October 22 and December 23 1823: East Coast of Africa and Islands, including Makaloé, Miquindamy (Mikindani, Tanzania), Tanguy (Tanga, Tanzania) and Misimboua (Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique); Misimboua to Oïbe Island (Ibo, Mozambique) December 15, 1823-March 7, 1824; Oïbe to Île Bourbon (with stop in Madagascar), March 7-April 26, 1824; Île Bourbon to Bali (Indonesia), May 16–October 7, 1824; Stops on several islands and arrives in Timor, Indonesia, October 31; Dili (Timor) – Île Bourbon, November 19–December 24, 1824; Summary of trades in Madagascar (rice), Seychelles (coconuts for Île Bourbon plantation), stay in Mauritius, 1825-June 14, 1826. (38 leaves, with 3 inset leaves).
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Travel Journals on French Trade and Slavery in the Indian Ocean, 1820-1826

Consists of two journals kept by an anonymous sailor detailing French voyages to the Indian Ocean, Southeast Africa, Indonesia, the Caribbean, and South America in the early 1820s. Entries document illegal trafficking by the French of enslaved persons from Indonesia and Southeast Africa to Île Bourbon (now Réunion), trade in livestock and foodstuffs in South America and the Caribbean, and life on board the ships.
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"À mon meilleur ami", 1820-1822

Includes descriptions of the following travels: Le Havre to Wright Island, United Kingdom, aboard Minerve, September-October 1820; Le Havre to Désirade Island, Guadeloupe, aboard Minerve, November 21, 1820-March 26, 1821, back on the Moselle; Le Havre to Baía de São Marcos, Brazil, aboard Saint Louis, September 8, 1821- March 5, 1822. (51 leaves).

Sarah Ponsonby Collection, 1801-1822

C1172 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected letters of Sarah Ponsonby, one of the famous "Ladies of Llangollen."

Auguste Plée Sketchbook, 1821

C0532 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of microfilm strips and prints from microfilm of French botanist Auguste Plée's sketchbook of American and Canadian views and a long letter (with typed copy) to his family in France describing his journey in the United States and Canada in 1821 as a botanist for the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris.

Greek Historical Documents, 1821-1873 (mostly 1821-1849)

C0933 0.4 linear feet 1 box
This collection consists of over 82 Greek historical documents regarding the Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution of 1821, ranging from 1821 to 1873.
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Official Documents and Letters, 1821-1873

Folders consist of official historical documents regarding the Greek War of Independence. Included are autograph documents of the Provisional Administration of Greece to the Executive Body of the Ministry of Defense signed by the Minister Adam Douka, in Nauplion, 1825; Ministry of Finance to the National Treasury in order to provide money to Vassos Maurovouniōtēs to pay salaries to his soldiers and documents of the Ministry of Religious Affairs signed by the minister Iōsēph Androusēs. Document signed by the Minister of Finance Nikolaos Poneropoulos, in Nauplion, 1825. A similar document from the Minister of Defense signed by its president Geōrgios Kountouriōtēs and the members Iōannēs‏ Kōlettēs and Kōnstantinos Mauromichalēs. A document from the Ministry of Culture to Vassos Maurovouniōtēs regarding his promotion as a Colonel signed in Nauplion on July 26, 1824. There is also an identical copy of a document dated April 14, 1828 in Aigina that lists the number of the soldiers that Adam Doukas had under his command in the battle of Trikeri.

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.

Philip Carteret Collection, 1672-1874

C0901 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists primarily of autograph letters, with typed transcriptions, of New Jersey's first governor, Philip Carteret.

Ralph Rylance Letters to John Freeman Milward Dovaston, 1818-1833

C0764 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of a group of 25 letters, 1818-1833, addressed to John Freeman Milward Dovaston (1782-1854) at Salisbury and London, England, by his friend and fellow author Ralph Rylance.

Lampersdorf Lutheran Congregation Registers, 1677-1822

C0979 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of six bound volumes kept by the Lutheran Congregation in Lampersdorf, Silesia (now Zaborow, Poland).

Mary Randolph Letters to Penelope Pennington, 1813-1819

C1180 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of seventeen letters of English socialite Mary Randolph to her literary friend Penelope Pennington.

William T. Anton Collection of Southern Territorial Documents, 1802-1817

C0868 1 box 0.25 linear feet
The William T. Anton Collection of Southern Territorial Documents consists of nine Southern Territorial legal documents collected by William T. Anton, Jr., and his son, William T. Anton III (Princeton Class of 1988).
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Compton Townsend Correspondence, 1816-1832

C1037 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of early nineteenth-century correspondence between Townsend Compton in London, England, and his relatives and friends in Philadelphia.
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Cook Almy Ledgers, 1795-1836

C1687 1.6 linear feet 1 box
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This collection consists of three ledgers and a daybook kept by Cook Almy (1765-1861), a white farmer based in Puncatest Neck in Tiverton, Rhode Island, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Almy's homestead farm was situated on the traditional lands of the Wampanoag (Wôpanâak) people, and many of the customers and employees documented in the ledgers are Wampanoag and/or African American. Entries relate to the operation of a grist mill, masonry and stone sales, lumbering, and spinning and weaving, as well as to Almy's activities as a landlord, raising livestock for sustenance, and selling corn, barley, and other grains.

Alan Bell Sermons, 1815-1834

C0389 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of the manuscripts of twenty-one sermons preached by nineteenth-century English clergyman Alan Bell.
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Alexander Hamilton Collection, 1784-1803

C1067 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected correspondence and documents of Alexander Hamilton, often regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Henry Hill Collection, 1808-1839

C1076 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of a file of nineteeth-century correspondence and documents primarily relating to Henry Hill's commission as United States consul in Salvador, Brazil.

John Watts Letters to Thomas Champion, 1813-1819 (mostly 1814)

C0874 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of forty-eight letters by former chaplain John Watts to his friend Thomas Champion, a merchant at Mssrs. Rhodes &Champion in Sheffield.
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John Hulick Collection, 1812-1826

C1215 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of selected documents of John Hulick, who was a farmer and constable in Middlesex County, N.J., and a captain in the New Jersey Militia during the War of 1812.

Philip Ten Eyck Letters to Philip J. Schuyler, 1793-1810

C1551 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of over 40 letters from New York City bookseller and politician Philip Ten Eyck to Philip J. Schuyler that document local, regional, and national politics as well as other prominent current events, among other topics.

Simeon Johnson Papers, 1805-1807

C1589 1 box
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Consists of papers of Simeon Johnson (1770-1807), an American merchant residing in Gonaïves, Haiti, following the Haitian Revolution, including a journal about the conflicts between rival Haitian leaders Henri Christophe (1767-1820) and Alexandre Pétion (1770-1818), as well as legal documents signed by Henri Christophe and Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758-1806) and financial documents and correspondence pertaining to Johnson's business and social affairs.

Richard Roe Letters to John Thelwell, 1805-1808

C1195 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of eighteen letters by Richard Roe, an irish stenographer and writer, to English author John Thelwell concerning Roe's life, business endeavors, and books on the English language.
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Joseph Lea Correspondence, 1799-1802

C0875 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of correspondence (approximately 125 letters) between Joseph Lea (Princeton Class of 1802) and his father, Thomas Lea.

Thomas Shields Clarke Collection of German Legal Documents, 1572-1802

C0788 1 box 0.5 linear feet
The Thomas Shields Clarke Collection of German Legal Documents consists of eight German and Italian legal documents, in German and Latin, collected by American sculptor and painter Thomas Shields Clarke (Princeton Class of 1882). The documents range in date from 1572 to 1802.

Edward C. Thomas Letters to Nicholas Biddle, 1801-1804

C1289 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of letters by Princeton graduate Edward C. Thomas to his friend and college classmate Nicholas Biddle about news of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).
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William Vans Murray Collection, 1786-1800

C0484 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of four commonplace books kept by William Vans Murray, an American diplomat and minister to the Netherlands, during the years 1786 to July of 1800.

Elias Dayton Collection, 1800

C0474 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of some business records of Elias Dayton, a nineteenth-century Elizabeth, New Jersey, general store owner and contractor.
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Jay's Treaty Collection, 1797-1799

C1418 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Samuel Sitgreaves was a Philadelphia lawyer and one of the American commissioners charged with sorting out financial claims made against Americans by British creditors, including Loyalists, under Article Six of Jay's Treaty (1794). Consists of Samuel Sitgreaves's collection of original manuscripts relating to an Anglo-American commission created by Jay's Treaty between the United States and England, as well as two printed works (1799) about prominent cases considered by the commission, one of which is annotated by Sitgreaves.
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Response Letter by the British Commissioners, 1799 September 30

A twenty-three page letter from two of the British commissioners, in which they respond to the American grievances and give the British side of the argument, with quotations from the discussions of the commissioners. Ultimately, the "difficulties" between the American and British commissioners were not solved, and the work of the Debt Commission was permanently suspended in late 1799.
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Samuel Sitgreaves's Letter to the British Commissioners, 1799 September 2

The second central document is Sitgreaves's original manuscript draft of a letter to the British commissioners in which he lays out in detail the exact reasons why the Americans have withdrawn from the proceedings. The draft is here in two long manuscript versions -- what appears to be an earlier, rougher, draft of thirty pages on folio sheets, and a later draft of fifty pages on quarto sheets. As Sitgreaves writes, his brief is "the very painful and unpleasant task of explaining the grounds and reasons, whereon we have taken the Resolution then [i.e. in July] communicated to you." Sitgreaves discusses general principles in effect before and after the signing of the treaty, writing that "we will now retrace, as distinctly as we can, the several Principles which, separately, have appeared to us so excessive; and which, collectively, seem totally to change the nature and extent of the stipulation of the Treaty -- to deprive the United States of the Benefit of the Restrictions and Limitations expressly enumerated in their favour -- and, in short, to construct for them a new Bargain, which they never did make and we confidently believe never would have agreed to [these final two words crossed out and changed to "made"]." Sitgreaves also discusses the particulars of specific cases, including those of William Cunningham, Charles Inglis, Andrew Allen, and others. These drafts are very much Sitgreaves' working manuscripts of his brief, containing additions, emendations, cross-outs and corrections throughout. Sitgreaves' letters to Pickering and to the British commissioners demonstrate legal reasoning of the highest order, as well as a sensitive consideration of the goals of the treaty, and of the state of Anglo-American relations.
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Samuel Sitgreaves's Letter to Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, 1799 September

The centerpiece of this portion of documents relating to the breakdown of the Debt Commission's work consists of two documents by Samuel Sitgreaves. The first is this draft of a sixteen-page letter to Secretary of State Timothy Pickering explaining the reasoning of the American commissioners, as well as Sitgreaves' draft of the letter to Pickering explaining in detail all the documents he is sending him. Sitgreaves long letter, of which this is the original rough draft, goes into detail with regard to "some of the most prominent and substantial points, on which there is a radical difference of opinion between us, and which threaten either the eventual dissolution of the Board or the sacrifice of enormous sums, for which (as we believe) the United States are not made responsible by the Treaty." Sitgreaves's letter discusses a variety of issues of disagreement between the American and British commissioners, including the qualifications of a valid creditor (most of them were Loyalists who resided in the United States or Canada), what constitutes a "lawful impediment" to the recovery of the debt, and the various burdens of proof for claimants and debtors (the ultimate guarantor of payment, under the rules of the commission, was the United States government).

Undergraduate Alumni Records, 18th Century, 1748-1799

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Consists of personal files of former undergraduate students of Princeton University. Information in each file varies greatly but can include the names of relatives, notable achievements and news items, address updates, and obituaries.

Joseph Reade Letters, 1795-1796

C1272 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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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Documents Relating to the Charles Willson Peale Portrait of George Washington, 1794-1906

C0242 1 volume 0.1 linear feet
Consists of reproductions of a portrait of Washington painted by Charles Willson Peale and documents relating to the possession of the original painting.

Kōnstantinos Stamatēs Letters to Panagiōtēs Kodrikas, 1788-1794

C1535 1 box 0.4 linear feet
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Kōnstantinos Stamatēs (1764-1817) was a Greek patriot and secret agent working for the French government and for Michael Soutzo, the Prince of Wallachia and Moldavia, during the French Revolution. The collection consists of one hundred and ninety-eight letters from Stamatēs to Panagiōtēs Kodrikas (1762-1827), then secretary to Soutzo. Letters are primarily in Greek and are addressed from Paris (November 25, 1788 - 11 September 1793), Rouen (September 17, 1793), Le Havre-de-Grâce (September 30, 1793), Hamburg (October 15, 1793 - February 22, 1794), and Altona (March 1 - December 27, 1794).
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Kōnstantinos Stamatēs Letters to Panagiōtēs Kodrikas, 1788-1794

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Kōnstantinos Stamatēs (1764-1817) was a Greek patriot and secret agent working for the French government and for Michael Soutzo, the Prince of Wallachia and Moldavia, during the French Revolution. The collection consists of one hundred and ninety-eight letters from Stamatēs to Panagiōtēs Kodrikas (1762-1827), then secretary to Soutzo. Letters are primarily in Greek and are addressed from Paris (November 25, 1788 - 11 September 1793), Rouen (September 17, 1793), Le Havre-de-Grâce (September 30, 1793), Hamburg (October 15, 1793 - February 22, 1794), and Altona (March 1 - December 27, 1794).

John Payne Todd Correspondence, 1792-1824 (mostly 1810-1824)

C1224 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of selected correspondence of John Payne Todd, stepson of President James Madison.
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Jonathan Dickinson Collection, 1704-1763

C1046 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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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).

Robert Smith Collection, 1755-1790 (mostly 1755-1758)

C1209 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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.

Hester Piozzi and Penelope Pennington Correspondence, 1789-1924

C0015 6 Volumes
Consists of a disbound copy of The Intimate Letters of Hester Piozzi and Penelope Pennington, 1788-1821, published in London in 1914 and edited by Oswald G. Knapp, which has been extra-illustrated with over 200 original letters by both women and over 300 contemporary views and caricatures.
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Bernard McSherry and Richard Coale Tavern Ledgers, 1784-1791

C1688 1 box 1.6 linear feet
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Consists of two tavern ledgers kept by Bernard (Barney) McSherry (1764-1796) and Richard Coale (1760-1834), brothers-in-law who both operated taverns in Libertytown, Frederick County, Maryland. The ledgers document the sale of liquor and alcoholic drinks, as well as the hosting of games, dinners, shows, and other entertainment. Patrons listed in the ledgers include American Revolutionary War officers Ely Dorsey (1744–1803), Lilburn Williams (1748–1794), and William Lamar (circa 1755-1838), as well as members of the local free African American community.
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Bernard McSherry and Richard Coale Tavern Ledgers, 1784-1791

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Consists of two tavern ledgers kept by Bernard (Barney) McSherry (1764-1796) and Richard Coale (1760-1834), brothers-in-law who both operated taverns in Libertytown, Frederick County, Maryland. The ledgers document the sale of liquor and alcoholic drinks, as well as the hosting of games, dinners, shows, and other entertainment. Patrons listed in the ledgers include American Revolutionary War officers Ely Dorsey (1744–1803), Lilburn Williams (1748–1794), and William Lamar (circa 1755-1838), as well as members of the local free African American community.

William Alexander Collection, 1778-1813

C1326 1 box 0.2 linear feet
This collection contains documents and correspodence of and about General William Alexander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. This correspondence maninly concerns military tactics and includes Colonel Peabody, Alexander Hamilton, and General John Peter Muhlenburg.

William Churchill Houston Papers, 1731-1807 (mostly 1782-1793)

C0315 6 boxes 4.42 linear feet
William Churchill Houston was a professor at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), a lawyer, and a statesman. He was a New Jersey delegate to the Continental Convention and the Continental Congress. The collection documents his legal career and his tenure as receiver for Continental taxes in New Jersey.
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Greenwich Island, Pennsylvania, Collection, 1782-1796

C1070 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of 72 18th-century documents for accounts, tax collection, or the sale of land in the Township of Greenwich, in Berks County, Pa.
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British Army Account Book of Revolutionary War Expenditures in the Carolinas and Florida, 1781-1782

C1559 1 box 1.25 linear feet
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Consists of a two-volume account book of British Army military expenditures in North Carolina, South Carolina, and St. Augustine, Florida, during the later years of the American Revolution.
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Ambrose Serle Essays on North America, 1768-1780

C1556 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Includes seven essays (likely unpublished) on American affairs and economic opportunities, dating from 1768-1780, by British colonial official, Ambrose Serle (1742–1812).

Princeton Revolution Collection, 1777

C0032 1 box
Consists mostly of receipts for supplies and services delivered/rendered to the Continental Army, given to Enos Kelsey (Princeton Class of 1760), who at that time was a major in Colonel Chambers' Battalion of the New Jersey State Army, apparently buying supplies locally in Princeton.

Bartlett Family Papers, 1776-1859 (mostly 1810-1834)

C1769 0.2 linear feet 1 box
Consists of correspondence, accounts, receipts, and other financial and legal documents related to the settlement of the estate of the Bartlett family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Philip Schuyler Letters, 1775

C1550 1 box 0.21 linear feet
This collection consists of eight letters and documents written by Philip J. Schuyler to Captain Cornelius Van Dyke, Colonel Goose Van Schaik, Richard Varick, and Reverend [Eilardus] Westerlo. Most of the letters were written from Ticonderoga, as well as from Saratoga and Albany, July 24 1775–December 1775.

Antoine Guerry Duclaud Papers, 1759-1794 (mostly 1771-1775)

C1585 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of correspondence and documents of Antoine Guerry Duclaud, a French officer employed by the Dutch West India Company who deserted and settled in the Dutch colony of Surinam (now the independent Republic of Suriname) in 1771. The papers document Guerry Duclaud's move to Surinam with the intention of starting a plantation, his business renting the labor of enslaved Africans he brought from Guinea, and his return to Europe in 1775 after failing to make a profit. This collection offers insights into Dutch trade, economic conditions, the institution of slavery, and resistance to slavery by maroon communities in Surinam in the 1770s.
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Promissory Notes, 1774 June-1775 February

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Consists of sixteen promissory notes issued by merchants and bankers of Surinam, payable at Amsterdam or The Hague. Most are printed forms completed by hand for sums ranging from 500 to 1600 florins. Includes a promissory note, dated June 1774, for 1375 florins issued by the "Wegloopers Comptoir" ("counter of runaways") as payment for the rental of enslaved persons.

James Ferguson Letters to James Beresford, 1771-1774

C1331 1 box 1.25 linear feet
Included in this collection is a series of six letters written by the Scottish astronomer and instrument maker, James Ferguson, to mathematics teacher, James Beresford. Included in the letters are Fergusons' detailed drawings and explantions of various atronomical and mechanical models of clocks.
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Nicola Fergola Papers, 1769-1824

C0091 1 volume 0.1 linear feet
Consists of approximately 90 items relating to the Neopolitan mathematics professor Nicola Fergola.
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Faure Family Coffee Plantation Correspondence and Inventory, 1761-1770

C1576 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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Consists of ten letters and an inventory related to a coffee plantation owned by François Faure in the Dondon parish of Saint-Domingue, a French colony on the portion of the island of Hispaniola (Taíno: Haiti) that became the Republic of Haiti in 1804. The collection documents the plantation's operations under the management of Faure's nephew Pierre Faure and a Monsieur M. Fauquet during Faure's absence in the 1760s. The materials in this collection provide a detailed account of the operations of a large colonial coffee plantation in the mid-18th century; they also contain evidence of the practice of marronage and other tactics of resistance to slavery in pre-revolutionary Haiti.
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"Inventaire des trois habitations et dépendances de Monsieur Faure de présent en France gérées ci-devant par M. Remand et par procuration ils remis en ce jour a Pierre Faure, neveu", 1763 May 22-30

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Consists of a detailed ten-page inventory and statement of the condition of enslaved laborers, equipment, livestock, and crops on François Faure's Saint-Domingue coffee plantation. The inventory was conducted by Faure's nephew Pierre Faure and M. Fauquet, who managed the estate during his absence. The document lists enslaved men, women, and children (referred to as "négrittes") on the plantation, as well as those who escaped from bondage (referred to as "nègres marrons"), including information about their names, ages, places of origin, and ethnicities. The list includes people from various locations and ethnic groups in Africa, including those from the Bight of Benin region, the Congo, Senegal, and other parts of West Africa, including people from the African Yoruba and Mandé language groups. Nation labels given to those on the list include "Tiamba," "Arada," "Congo," "Nago," "Ibo," "Tapa," "Senegal," "Bambara," "Mandiga," and "Minan," and others are described as "Creole." The inventory indicates which enslaved people were working, sick or injured, or had escaped; it also lists children born to enslaved women during François Faure's absence. Additionally, the inventory contains an account of the quantity of coffee produced on the plantation, the state and condition of the coffee bushes, as well as of furniture, equipment, buildings, and livestock, including mules and horses, on the plantation.
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Letters from Pierre Faure and M. Fauquet, 1761-1770

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There are eight letters addressed from Pierre Faure and two letters from M. Fauquet. All are addressed to "Monsieur Faure" (François Faure), with the exception of the last letter, which is addressed to his son-in-law Valentin Loiseau. Some of the letters to Faure are addressed care of Loiseau, with whom Faure was likely residing in France.
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Faure Family Coffee Plantation Correspondence and Inventory, 1761-1770

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Consists of ten letters and an inventory related to a coffee plantation owned by François Faure in the Dondon parish of Saint-Domingue, a French colony on the portion of the island of Hispaniola (Taíno: Haiti) that became the Republic of Haiti in 1804. The collection documents the plantation's operations under the management of Faure's nephew Pierre Faure and a Monsieur M. Fauquet during Faure's absence in the 1760s. The materials in this collection provide a detailed account of the operations of a large colonial coffee plantation in the mid-18th century; they also contain evidence of the practice of marronage and other tactics of resistance to slavery in pre-revolutionary Haiti.

William Woodhull Notebook, 1763-1850 (mostly 1763-1766)

AC321 1 box
This single notebook was for the most part written by William Woodhull (1741-1824), Class of 1764. The bulk of the book consists of recipes for medicinal prescriptions, catechisms, student orations and a poem. A good deal of the book appears to have been written during Woodhull's days at Princeton, but some of the recipes date to 1850, beyond Woodhull's death and so were entered by another unidentified individual.
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William Woodhull Notebook, 1763-1850 (mostly 1763-1766)

This single notebook was for the most part written by William Woodhull (1741-1824), Class of 1764. The bulk of the book consists of recipes for medicinal prescriptions, catechisms, student orations and a poem. A good deal of the book appears to have been written during Woodhull's days at Princeton, but some of the recipes date to 1850, beyond Woodhull's death and so were entered by another unidentified individual.

New Granada Slavery Collection, 1757-1812

C1052 1 box 0.2 linear feet
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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Claude Adrien Meney Letters, 1734

C0893 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of contemporary manuscript copies of 38 letters (in a bound volume) written by the eighteenth-century French attorney Claude Meney during a visit to London..

Albert T. Reyburn Collection of German Legal Documents, 1510-1719

C0789 1 box 0.5 linear feet
The Albert T. Reyburn Collection of German Legal Documents consists of nine 16th-, 17th-, and 18th-century German legal documents collected by Albert T. Reyburn (Princeton Class of 1931). All the documents are in German, some with wax seals in wood cases attached, and with notes in English made by Reyburn.
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Don M. Wolfe Collection on John Milton, 1640-1660

C0446 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of copies of English poet John Milton's pamphleteering (1640-1660) that was used in the preparation of a volume in a series about the poet, edited by Don M. Wolfe.

Sir Paul Rycaut Letters to William Blathwayt, 1692-1699

C0689 2 Volumes 0.6 linear feet
Consists chiefly of letters by English diplomat Sir Paul Rycaut to William Blathwayt (1649?-1717), who served James II and William III of England as secretary-at-war and was also William III's commissioner of trade, 1696-1706.
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Sophia, Electress of Hanover, Letter Book and Commonplace Book, 1659-1706

C1598 1 box
Consists of a letter book with unpublished letters and a commonplace book likely compiled by or for Sophia, Electress of Hanover (1630-1714), granddaughter of James I of England.
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Hacienda San Diego (Mexico) Records, 1634-1902

C1349 1 box 0.4 linear feet
Consists of two volumes of certified copies of land titles and estate records of the estate known as Hacienda San Diego, situated in the Armadillo Valley of the northern state of San Luis Potosí (Mexico), a silver mining region, covering the period from its origin, in a 1634 grant from Viceroy Pacheco y Osorio to Diego del Castillo, to 1902, when John A. Wright bought the estate on behalf of George W. Brackenridge, a prominent citizen of San Antonio, Texas.
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Hacienda San Diego (Mexico) Records, 1634-1902

Consists of two volumes of certified copies of land titles and estate records of the estate known as Hacienda San Diego, situated in the Armadillo Valley of the northern state of San Luis Potosí (Mexico), a silver mining region, covering the period from its origin, in a 1634 grant from Viceroy Pacheco y Osorio to Diego del Castillo, to 1902, when John A. Wright bought the estate on behalf of George W. Brackenridge, a prominent citizen of San Antonio, Texas.

Princeton Greek Manuscripts Collection, 1601-1900

C0879 57 Volumes 6.8 linear feet
Consists of an open collection of bound Greek manuscripts dating from the 17th to the 19th century.
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Selected Business Correspondence of Lorenzo Corsini, 1581-1598

C0843 1 box 0.2 linear feet
Consists of sixteenth-century business correspondence of Italian textile merchant Lorenzo Corsini in Florence, Italy.

Byzantine Seals Collection, 1034-1300

C1460 1 box 1.5 linear feet
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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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New Series of Islamic Manuscripts, 1300-1920

C0765 2400 items 195 linear feet
Consists of approximately 5000 texts in 2194 volumes.
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Princeton Collection of Syriac Manuscripts, 1239-1900 (mostly 1600-1709)

C0941 7 Volumes 1.5 linear feet
Consists of an open collection of manuscripts written in the Syriac alphabet.
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