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Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists mainly of correspondence and legal documents of Brewster (Princeton Class of 1834), such as testimonies, depositions, summonses, court papers, and miscellaneous material, much of it related to the Star Route prosecutions during Brewster's tenure as attorney general under Chester Alan Arthur. The collection also contains personal papers, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia related to Brewster and his family. In addition, there are letters by presidents Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester Alan Arthur, and Grover Cleveland.
- Custodial History:
The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.
- 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:
Ledger; Benjamin Harris Brewster Papers, C0309, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 17