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Cooley, John, 1749-1813
Cooley Family Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of papers relating to the Cooley family of Alexandria, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of papers relating to the Cooley family of Alexandria, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Included are 19th-century deeds, bonds, land surveys, and mortgages for the John Cooley farm, which was acquired through James Parker (1725-1795) who was acting as agent for Sir Robert Parker; receipts, bonds, diaries, lists of accounts, and miscellaneous documents of William Cooley (1791-1872) and Paul P. Cooley (d. 1907); and correspondence (1929-1938) of Harvey Cooley. Also present are genealogical notes, clippings, copies of wills and deeds, and photographs for the Apgar, Carhart, Cooley, Parker, and Van Buskirk families, as well as newsletters of the Cooley Family Association of America.

Collection Creator Biography:

Cooley, John, 1749-1813

The Cooley family was a prominent family ifrom Alexandria, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Collection History


This collection was the combination of gifts given by Mary Cooley in 1962, 1964, 1966, and 1995.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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:

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

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1