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Abbott (family)
Abbott Family Collection
Manuscripts Division
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4 boxes and 1.7 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-4


The Abbott Family Collection consists of correspondence, poetry, documents, and miscellanea of the Abbott family of New Jersey.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original poems, correspondence, and common place books of various Abbott family members. The bulk of the collection consists of family documents, such as marriage certificates, deeds, bonds, promissory notes, receipts, surveys, bills of sale, and other legal papers. There is also a small selection of miscellanea including a diary of Richard M. Abbott (1890), an album of Abbott family history, and a photograph album.

Collection Creator Biography:

The Abbotts are one of New Jersey's oldest families, having inhabited the state since the early eighteenth century.

For the names and relationships of family members, refer to the family tree:

Collection History


Gift of John L. Abbot.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Karla J. Vecchia in 1998. Finding aid written by Karla J. Vecchia in 1998.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Abbott Family Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-4

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Related Materials

See also the Charles Conrad Abbott Papers (C0290) for additional material relating to the Abbott family.

Genre Terms:
Commonplace books.
Family papers.
Legal documents -- New Jersey.