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Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Steward and Refectory Records
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/4q77fr33p
Dates:
1782-1869
Size:
1 box
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

The Steward and Refectory records relate to various expenses incurred by students while at Princeton. They are divided into two series. The first, refectory accounts, consists predominantly of lists of students and the amounts due from each for itemized expenses including room and board, tuition, library, servant wages, washing, damages and fuel. Other materials include bills, various accounts and reports, an inventory of furniture belonging to the kitchen in 1816, and bills, accounts and reports relating to the building of a new refectory in 1834-35. The second series consists of accounts, vouchers, correspondence, receipts and statements of expenses relating to the University Steward. The 1869 Steward's file consists of a list of local boarding houses and the owners, student residents and payments.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of records relating to various expenses incurred by 18th- and 19th-century students while at Princeton. They are divided into two groups: 1) Refectory accounts, which are predominantly lists of students and the amounts due from each for itemized expenses, including room and board, tuition, library, servant wages, washing, damages and fuel. Other materials include bills, various accounts and reports, an inventory of furniture belonging to the kitchen in 1816, and bills, accounts and reports relating to the building of a new refectory in 1834-35. 2) The second part consists of accounts, vouchers, correspondence, receipts and statements of expenses relating to the University Steward. The 1869 Steward's file consists of a list of local boarding houses and the owners, student residents, and payments.

Arrangement:

These records are divided into two series, with each arranged chronologically by year.

Collection History

Acquisition:

These papers were originally part of the Pyne-Henry Collection, much of which is housed in the Manuscripts Division of the Special Collections section of Firestone Library. Moses Taylor Pyne was one of the most prolific benefactors to Princeton. His gifts of a vast collection of alumni papers, institution records and rare books, many collected in conjunction with his fellow Trustee Bayard Henry, became the origins of the University's Special Collections, University Archives.

Custodial History:

The Pyne-Henry Collection of manuscripts relating to Princeton and its alumni was formed in 1894. While some documents related to the history of the University, many related to the careers of significant alumni and this remains a part of the manuscript collection at the Manuscripts Division of Firestone Library. The Library assigned PH numbers to each document, and continued to so until 1909 (PH2082) when the Librarian changed the numbering of manuscripts to AM (for autograph manuscript). At some point other documents relating to Princeton's early history from other sources were added to what came to be known in the University Archives as the Pyne-Henry Collection.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by John S. Riddle in Winter 1994-95. Finding aid written by John S. Riddle in Winter 1994-95.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Steward and Refectory Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/4q77fr33p
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

Find More

Related Material:

Many of the manuscripts and small collections of University records from the original Pyne-Henry donations are in the Pyne-Henry Collection at the Mudd Library while more extensive series of records, in addition to those here, can be found in:

Librarian Records

Inspector's Records

Treasurer's Records

Subject Terms:
Boardinghouses -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
College Students -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- Social conditions.
Food service -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- Equipment and supplies.
Stewards -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Genre Terms:
Accounts.
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Names:
Princeton university
Henry, Bayard, 1857-1926
Pyne, M. Taylor (Moses Taylor), 1855-1921