Contents and Arrangement

Portrait, undated

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of Blydenburgh's correspondence, both personal and business, five ledgers (1859-1880), two photographs, and a diary (1869). Letters, originals and copies, written by Blydenburgh to his brothers, Judson and Richard, during trips to South Carolina, California, Yokohama (Japan), and Hong Kong, form the bulk of the family correspondence. The business correspondence deals with Blydenburgh's New York City import-export business, much of it in the tea trade, and includes letters from associates such as the firm of Smith, Baker & Co.

Collection History

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:

Portrait; Jesse Smith Blydenburgh Papers, C0390, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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