Contents and Arrangement

Letters to Israel R. Clawson, 1814-1844

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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 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:

Letters to Israel R. Clawson; Clawson Family Papers, C0405, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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