Contents and Arrangement

ALS to Nicholas Law, 1785 February 24

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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 History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

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:

ALS to Nicholas Law; Samuel Stanhope Smith Collection, C0028, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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