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Alward, Jonathan Pennington, 1812-1841
Selected Papers of Jonathan Pennington Alward
Manuscripts Division
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1834-1874 (mostly 1834-1841)
1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


The Jonathan Pennington Alward Collection consists of correspondence and assorted writings of the Basking Ridge, N.J., native Jonathan Pennington Alward—a clergyman, missionary, and graduate of Princeton (Class of 1836)—and his family.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of works, correspondence, and journals of Alward. Included are sermons, school essays, letters to his parents, brother, and sisters while a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) and the Princeton Theological Seminary, and as a missionary. Alward's journals (1839-1840) describe his lengthy ocean voyage to Africa on board the Saluda, visits to various places in Liberia, West Africa, where he and others were seeking to establish a mission in the interests of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, and their return to the United States after deciding on Cettra Kroo, Liberia, as a suitable place for the mission. Also present are a letter (circa 1840) by Alward to Walter Lowrie presenting an account of his travels and letters by his younger brother, Joseph (Class of 1853), and other family members.

Collection Creator Biography:

Alward, Jonathan Pennington, 1812-1841

Alward was an American clergyman and missionary, a graduate of Princeton (Class of 1836).

Collection History


Gift of estate of Mary E. Alward.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jim Flannery in 2003. Finding aid written by Jim Flannery in 2003.

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.

Credit this material:

Selected Papers of Jonathan Pennington Alward; 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 (mss): Box 1