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Field, R.S., 1835 October 4
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Princeton University John Maclean, Jr. Collection consists of letters to and from John Maclean, his family and his associates documenting the history of the College of New Jersey during his time there, as well as family matters. The collection also includes financial documents, notably the 1814 inventory of the estate of John Maclean, Sr., commencement programs, a photograph of the 20th reunion of the class of 1876, and other Princeton University memorabilia.
Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.
- Custodial History:
According to Joseph Felcone, the seller, papers in Series 6 (AR.2021.009) all came from the papers of Edna Netter, who was a New Jersey antiques dealer active from the 1920s to the 1950s. Felcone writes that Netter acquired all the Maclean material from an estate auction in Princeton. Edna Netter's business partner, Virginia Smith, was also Netter's exeutrix. Virginia Smith's descendants, Denise Smith and Amy Smith, sold Maclean papers in this collection to Princeton University through Joseph J. Felcone.
Other papers in this collection derived from the Edna Netter estate, as well.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines. Two locks of George Maclean's hair were separated during processing in 2008.
These papers were purchased, in part, with the generous support of Steven Brown '77, Dave Cleaves '78, Scott Clemons '90, Donald Farren '58, Jan Kubik '70, Gregg Lange '70, Sev Onyshkevych '83, Cynthia Penney '83, Robert Rodgers '56, Jonathan Sapan '04, Paul Sittenfeld '69 and Frank Sloat '55. These papers were processed with an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
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:
Field, R.S.; Princeton University Archives John Maclean, Jr. Collection, AC339, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1