Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Creator:
Clarke family
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Clarke Family Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v118rd55v
Dates:
1710-1906 (mostly 1802-1890)
Size:
1 box and 0.45 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

The Clarke family lived and farmed in the Stony Brook - Quaker Bridge area of Middlesex County, New Jersey, now known as Clarkesville of Mercer County. The collection includes documents of the Clarke family such as deeds, wills, and mortgages of various generations of Clarkes.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of documents of the Clarke family. Included are twenty deeds, seven wills, and five mortgages of various generations of Clarkes; papers relating to family members who died intestate; inventories of household goods, documents, and receipts concerning the estates of William Clarke (1734-1802), Matthew Clarke (died circa 1820), Caleb Hulfish (died circa 1860), and David B. Hill (died circa 1888); and a diary (1886-1900) kept by William H. Clarke (d. 1906). Also included are miscellaneous documents such as a receipt (1794) for use of the (Quaker) Friend's School at Stony Brook, a New York marriage contract (1735) between John Clarke and Sarah Field, and an indenture (1865) binding an apprentice to John H. Clarke.

Many of the documents refer to other local residents of the 18th and 19th centuries, including Robert Stockton, Cornelius Covenhoven, Samuel Oldden [Olden], Robert White, Abraham Schuyler, and Henry E. Hale.

Arrangement:

Organized according to document type: Deeds, Mortgages, Wills, Estate Papers, and Miscellaneous Papers

Collection Creator Biography:

The Clarke family lived and farmed in the Stony Brook - Quaker Bridge area of Middlesex County, New Jersey, now known as Clarkesville of Mercer County, which was created in 1838 by taking parts from adjacent counties.

Collection History

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

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.

Credit this material:

Clarke Family Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v118rd55v
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184