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Clawson, Isaiah Dunn, 1822-1879
Clawson Family Papers
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes and 1.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-3


Consists of correspondence, documents, and printed matter of the Clawson family of Salem County, N.J.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, documents, and printed matter of the Clawson family of Salem County, N.J. Represented in the collection are Isaiah Dunn Clawson (Princeton Class of 1840) and his wife, Martha, his father, William, Israel R. Clawson, Margaretta Clawson Shinn and her husband, William J. Shinn, and Samuel S. Shinn. Included is an essay, "The Stability of our Government," by Isaiah Dunn Clawson, as well as printed matter relating to his terms in the New Jersey Assembly (1854-1855) and Congress (1855-1859). The bulk of the correspondence is comprised of letters to family members about legal, business, social, political, and temperance matters. The collection includes documents such as judgment bonds and warrants, bills, promissory notes, receipts, claims, indentures, wills, mortgages, and bank account forms.



Collection Creator Biography:

Clawson, Isaiah Dunn, 1822-1879

The Clawson family was a prominent family in Salem County, N.J. Isaiah Dunn Clawson (Princeton Class of 1840) was a representative in the New Jersey Assembly (1854-1855) and Congress (1855-1859).

Collection History


Purchased from Eldridge Pendelton in 1978.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Allyse Terrell '2014 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

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

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-3