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Jewell Farm, 1927
Collection Description & Creator Information
The University Land Records consist of deeds, mortgages, bonds, other legal papers, and maps concerning the acquisition, disposition, or description of University properties. Most of the papers are original, though some photocopies are present. The papers consist primarily of standard legal documents with detailed descriptions of the properties in question, as well as maps and surveys of existing University land.
The collection also contains materials gathered by Gerald Breese (Series 1) during research for his book "Princeton University Land" (1986). Those records include photocopies of deeds, correspondence and papers from other University administrative units, the Mercer County Clerk's Office, the New-York Historical Society and other research facilities. Some of Breese's research notes are included; Breese annotated many of the photocopies.
The collection also contains maps and surveys of Princeton University lands, primarily but not exclusively the main campus. While most of the maps are standard, a few are humorous or cartoonish, and a few of the surveys were conducted by students.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
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- Access Restrictions:
Maps in boxes 7-9 are fragile and are not available for reading room access. Please contact us through the Ask Us! form.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.
- Credit this material:
Jewell Farm; University Land Records, AC028, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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