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- Minard, Duane E. (Duane Elmer), 1880-1964, collector
- Delaware Boundary Case Collection
- Manuscripts Division
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- 7 boxes and 5.9 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpxm): Boxes 1-5; 2a; 4a
Consists of photostats of documents collected by assistant New Jersey attorney general Duane E. Minard regarding a state boundary case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, October term, 1929, in which New Jersey was the plaintiff and Delaware the defendant.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of photostats of documents collected by Minard regarding a state boundary case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, October term, 1929, in which New Jersey was the plaintiff and Delaware the defendant. The collection contains copies of documents going back to the reign of King Charles II of Great Britain, which were placed in evidence to determine where in the Delaware River and Bay the exact division of territory between the two states lay. There are deeds, petitions, reports, minutes, river charts, and maps used to support the claims of both parties.
The documents are arranged numerically from 1 to 1408 as court "exhibits."
- Collection Creator Biography:
Minard, Duane E. (Duane Elmer), 1880-1964, collector
Duane E. Minard was an American lawyer and assistant attorney general for the state of New Jersey.
- Processing Information
Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing 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:
Delaware Boundary Case Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Boundaries, State.
- Genre Terms:
- United States. Supreme Court
- Delaware -- Boundaries -- New Jersey -- 20th century.
Delaware -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources.
New Jersey -- Boundaries -- Delaware -- 20th century.
New Jersey -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources.
Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources.