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Atkinson, E. Stanley (Edwin Stanley), 1887-1961
E. Stanley Atkinson Autograph Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of letters and documents signed by historical figures from both the Revolutionary War and the pre-Civil War periods of American history, collected by E. Stanley Atkinson, a member of the Princeton Class of 1910.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of two parts: 1) letters and documents from the Revolutionary War period (1778-1780), most of which are addressed to or by Moore Furman, deputy quartermaster general for New Jersey at that time, or William Livingston, the New Jersey governor; 2) autograph letters by pre-Civil War (1857-1859) politicians and congressmen to A. J. Smith, autograph collector. Historical figures represented in the first group include Elias Boudinot, Nathanael Greene, John Hancock, Samuel Huntington, Henry Lee, Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, and George Washington; included in the second are Schuyler Colfax, Jefferson Davis, Millard Fillmore, Samuel Houston, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, John Tyler, and Martin Van Buren. In addition, there is a folder of autographs of congressmen (1830-1870).


Organized alphabetically into one series:

Collection Creator Biography:

Atkinson, E. Stanley (Edwin Stanley), 1887-1961

E. Stanley Atkinson, a member of the Princeton Class of 1910, was born in Philadelphia on April 15, 1887. He was interested in forestry and involved in a major citrus growing company in California. An executive of a water company in Carpinteria, California, Atkinson died on October 9, 1961.

Collection History


Gift of E. Stanley Atkinson on December 6, 1956 .


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 1982.. Finding aid written by John Delaney on August 23, 2006.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

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:

E. Stanley Atkinson Autograph Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1