Contents and Arrangement

Daybook, unknown, 1828-1829

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This daybook is of unknown origin. It was included in the sale of Maclean papers from the Edna Netter estate. Dealer Joseph Felcone notes that the only estate he knows that Edna Netter bought in Princeton was the one containing the Maclean papers, and since this volume has many Princeton-area surnames, he included it with the Maclean papers that came from the Netter estate. The book contains names including Green, Savage, Terhune, Leigh, Tulane, Blackwell, Hunt, Bartine, Conover, Foster, Updike, Pittenger, Voorhees, Roe, Teisseire, Wilson, and Hatfield, among others, with charges for goods such as molasses, flour, cloth, chickens, pigs, coffee, tobacco, fish, clams, salt, butter, quinces, candles, ginger, wool, lard, paper, and many others, as well as services such as shoeing, wheel hooping, hog killing, and shear sharpening.

Collection History

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.


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.

Processing Information

This series was added and described by Phoebe Nobles in April, 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Daybook, unknown; Princeton University Archives John Maclean, Jr. Collection, AC339, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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Existence and Location of Copies

FOR DIGITIZED CONTENT: Almost all of the collection, with the exception of Series 6, has been digitized and may be viewed or downloaded through this finding aid. To view materials, navigate to the title of the item, rather than the series.

Related Materials

The Princeton University Archives holds additional John Maclean, Jr. material in the Office of the President Records (AC117). The Manuscripts Division of the Special Collections holds the Princeton University Library Collection of John Maclean Family Materials (C0342).


A Princeton Companion (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978) by Alexander Leitch was consulted during preparation of the biographical note.

Princeton University
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
Maclean, George Macintosh, 1806-1886
Maclean, John, 1771-1814
Pennington, Samuel Hayes, 1806-1900