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Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of Bennet's works about, and research papers of, various members of the Olyphant family of Charleston, South Carolina, and New York State. The collection contains Xeroxes of typescripts, with the author's corrections, of four manuscripts--"Pursuit of Happiness,", "A Fleeting show," "Fortune's Buffets and Rewards," "Men of Enterprise"--as well as genealogical papers (originals and Xeroxes) of 18th- and 19th-century Olyphant family members, including David W. C. Olyphant (1789-1851), merchant, his father and mother, David and Ann Vernon Olyphant, his wife, Ann Archer Olyphant, and son, Robert Morrison Olyphant. The papers contain correspondence, both business (Talbot, Olyphant & Company) and personal, and documents, such as deeds, statements of account, articles of partnership, invoices, and inventories.
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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:
Ward; Silvia S. Bennet Collection on the Olyphant Family, C0360, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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