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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Title:
Jonathan Belcher Collection
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cv43nw88r
Dates:
1747-1967
Size:
1 box and 1 folder
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Jonathan Belcher, was a merchant and colonial governor of the Provinces of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey and was instrumental in the founding of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). The Jonathan Belcher Collection consists of collected research materials regarding Jonathan Belcher's relation to the history of Princeton University and consist of correspondence, articles, clippings, and copies of original materials from Belcher collections held at Princeton and elsewhere.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The Jonathan Belcher Collection consists of collected research materials regarding Jonathan Belcher's relation to the history of Princeton University. The papers consist of correspondence, articles, clippings, and copies of original materials from Belcher collections held at Princeton and elsewhere. Topics covered include Belcher's contributions to the foundations of the college library, the preservation of the Belcher Mansion in Elizabeth, and representations of Belcher in portraits and prints.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The origin of this collection is unclear. Many of the collected documents and the folder titles bear the hand of Varnum Lansing Collins, former Secretary of the University and one of the University's first historians. It also appears that contributions to the collection were made by others such as Moses Taylor Pyne, Charles McAlpin, Alexander Clark, and Alexander Leitch.

Archival Appraisal Information:

Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with Mudd Library guidelines.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Dan Brennan in 2009. Finding aid written by Dan Brennan in 2009.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The 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:

Jonathan Belcher Collection; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cv43nw88r
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Related Material:

The Manuscript Division holds a small collection of Jonathan Belcher Papers which largely document his governorship but which also overlap with this collection to some degree.

Both the New Jersey Historical Society and the Massachusetts Historical Society also hold collections of Jonathan Belcher papers.

Location of Originals:

The originals of certain documents in the "Papers" folder are held at the New Jersey Historical Society.

Names:
College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
Belcher, Jonathan, 1682-1757