Contents and Arrangement

William W. Mershon Account Book for Cabinetry and Upholstery Business (Princeton, N.J.), 1893-1903

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

An accounts ledger from William W. Mershon, a cabinet maker and upholsterer on 11 and 13 John Street in Princeton, NJ. Customers and projects include the College of New Jersey, Alice Dickerson Garrett (née Whitridge, spouse of T. Harrison Garrett), Clio Hall, Professor H. B. Cornwall, the University Cottage Club, the Senior Dance, the First National Bank, Professor John DeWitt, M. Taylor Pyne, the Chemical Laboratory, the Cap and Gown Club, the Daily Princetonian, the Stony Brook Chapel, Princeton Lighting Company, the University Library, A. D. Cook, the Nassau Hotel, the Tiger Inn, and other buildings, organizations, and people.


Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator or by the date of acquisition.

Collection History


Initially deposited by Donald Farren in 2007, and then gifted in November 2022 (AM 2023-112).


No material was separated during processing.

Processing Information

This item was processed and described by Amy C. Vo in May 2023.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

William W. Mershon Account Book for Cabinetry and Upholstery Business (Princeton, N.J.); General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box P-000206

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Existence and Location of Copies

Parts of this collection are available on microfilm, cataloged separately as RCPXM-7497696.

Subject Terms:
Cabinetmakers -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 19th century
Cabinetwork -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 19th century
Genre Terms:
Ledgers (account books) -- 19th century
Ledgers (account books) -- 20th century