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Cooley, John, 1749-1813
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Cooley Family Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


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

Collection Description & Creator Information


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:

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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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:

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

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