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- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
- Jonathan Belcher Collection
- Princeton University Archives
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- 1 box and 1 folder
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1
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
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.
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:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345