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Letters to Renowned Astronomers, 1818
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of the papers of the Delafield family and related families, most prominently the Livingstons, containing both personal papers and papers collected for their genealogical and historical significance. Central to the collection are the papers of John Ross Delafield (1875-1964), his grandfather, Joseph Delafield (1790-1875), and his father, Maturin Livingston Delafield (1836-1917). Also represented are John Delafield (1748-1824), Violetta White Delafield (1875-1949), Prosper Wetmore (1798-1876), Henry Delafield (1792-1875), Henry (1788-1856) and Susan Delafield Parish (1805-1861), and James Ross (1762-1847), among others. The Hudson River Valley region, including the Delafield estate in Annandale-on-Hudson, Montgomery Place, forms a natural background to much of the period covered by these personal papers.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were separated during 2016 processing.
The Delafield Family Papers (formerly comprising the Foundation Collection and the Mansion Corporation Collection housed at Montgomery Place, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y) were the gift of Mr. J. Dennis Delafield and Professor Penelope D. Johnson in 1986. Processing of this collection was sponsored by the Delafield Fund.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
This collection is open for research use.
- 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.
- Special Requirements for Access:
Glass plate negatives in Boxes 28-29 require special handling. Please consult with Public Services staff.
- Credit this material:
Letters to Renowned Astronomers; Delafield Family Papers, C0391, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Existence and Location of Copies
Also available on microfilm
- Yale University. Class of 1808
United States Boundary Commission
United States. Army. Armored Infantry Regiment, 46th
Trinity Church (New York, N.Y.)
Reserve Officers Association of the United States
Lyceum of Natural History (New York, N.Y.)
Military Order of the World Wars
New York academy of sciences
White, Violetta Susan Elizabeth, 1875-1949
Delafield, John, 1748-1824
Delafield, Joseph, 1790-1875
Delafield, Maturin Livingston, 1836-1917
Ross, James, 1762-1847
Wetmore, Prosper Montgomery, 1798-1876