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Collection Overview

Creator:
Smith, Samuel Stanhope, 1750-1819
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Samuel Stanhope Smith Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/pk02c9806
Dates:
1772-1817
Size:
1 box
Storage Note:

This collection is stored onsite at Firestone Library.

Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of manuscripts, letters, and documents of Samuel Stanhope Smith, covering, for the most part, the years (1795-1812) he served as president of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of manuscripts, letters, and documents of Smith, covering, for the most part, the years (1795-1812) he served as president of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton. Included are autograph manuscripts of several sermons; "A System of Moral Philosophy for the Students of Nassau Hall" (autograph manuscript, 169 pp. in 2 notebooks), a course he gave in ten lectures; autograph letters to Samuel Bayard, Nicholas Biddle, Aaron Burr, Jonathan Dayton, Ashbel Green, and other Princetonians, which detail his efforts to secure funds and/or scientific equipment for the College; and his certificate as an honorary member in the Society of St. Andrew. Also included is a document signed by Smith as President of the College of New Jersey, on behalf of its Trustees, giving power of attorney to Elias Boudinot and Joshua Wallace; it is dated July 7, 1800.

Collection Creator Biography:

Samuel Stanhope Smith was a Presbyterian minister, founder of Hampden-Sydney College, and the seventh president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). In his work, Smith expressed progressive views on marriage and egalitarian ideas about race and slavery.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gifts of A. Phillippe von Hemert and Jeremy J. Cater.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Lauren Hoffman '15 in May 2012. Finding aid written by Lauren Hoffman '15 in May 2012.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Samuel Stanhope Smith Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/pk02c9806
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184