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Collection Overview

Chambers family.
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Chambers Family Papers
Manuscripts Division
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22 boxes and 9.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-22


Consists of diaries, correspondence, documents, scrapbooks, and printed matter of the Chambers family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of diaries, correspondence, documents, scrapbooks, and printed matter of the Chambers family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The diaries were kept mainly by the women of the family, the earliest written by Mary Stokes (1797) when she was thirteen and the latest by Mary B. Chambers (1962), who kept a diary for seventy-two consecutive years. Also represented by a large number of diaries is Fanny Clarke Chambers who kept one from 1839 until 1888. There are many postcards sent by family members while traveling in the United States and abroad, some included in scrapbooks. The collection also contains documents such as deeds, wills, mortgage agreements, and indentures, as well as bankbooks, financial accounts, and some business records of the Tide Water Pipe Company, Ltd. of Titusville, Pa. In addition, there are maps, commonplace books, and recipe books.



Collection Creator Biography:

The Chambers family was a prominent family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Collection History


Gift of Richard B.T. Roberts.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder inventory prepared by Alicia Corona '2013 in 2011.

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:

Chambers Family Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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