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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.

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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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.

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.

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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