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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
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): 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

Scope and Contents

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 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:

Selected Papers of Jonathan Pennington Alward; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1