- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Lottery Records
- Princeton University Archives
- Permanent URL:
- 1749-1954 (mostly 1749-1772)
- 3 boxes
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-3
The collection consists of contemporary documents pertaining to five of the lotteries held in the eighteenth century to raise funds for the colonial College of New Jersey. Also included is some secondary source material about the lotteries.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Box one contains twentieth-century articles about the lotteries, as well as materials from a 1954 University Library exhibit on the lotteries. Boxes two and three contain eighteenth-century lottery documents about the following five lotteries: the Philadelphia Lottery (1749-1750), the Connecticut Lottery (1753-1754), the New Jersey College Lottery (1761), the New Jersey College Lottery (1763-1764), and the Delaware Lottery (1772-1774). All drawings were held in the locations specified except the New Jersey College Lottery of 1761, which was held in Philadelphia. Lottery materials include account information, broadside lottery announcements, lists of winning tickets and prizes, and actual lottery tickets.
Twentieth-century materials are housed in box one. Boxes two and three contain eighteenth- century lottery documents, organized by lottery and then alphabetically.
The collection was compiled of documents from a 1954 University Library exhibit and gifts from various donors. Accession records exist at Firestone Library for items within folders labeled with an AM accession number.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- 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:
Lottery Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Location of Originals:
A small number of original and microfilmed documents relating to the lotteries (especially the Delaware Lottery) can be found at either the Rare Books Division or the Microform Service Center, both at Firestone Library. Search the online catalog by keywords "Princeton and Lottery," by a specific lottery name, or by using any of the subject lines below to yield descriptions, call numbers, and locations.
- Subject Terms:
EDUCATIONAL FUND RAISING–NEW JERSEY–18TH CENTURY
LOTTERIES–DELAWARE LOTTERIES–NEW JERSEY–18TH CENTURY
- COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (PRINCETON, N.J.)–ENDOWMENTS
COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (PRINCETON, N.J.)–HISTORY
Livingston, Peter Van Brugh, 1710-1792–Contributions in Educational Fund Raising
Shippen, William, 1712-1801–Contributions in Educational Fund Raising
Smith, William Peartree–Contributions in Educational Fund Raising