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Duffield, John T. (John Thomas), 1823-1901
Duffield Family Papers
Manuscripts Division
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5 boxes and 2.25 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-5


Consists of selected papers of the Duffield family of Princeton, N.J.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of sermons, correspondence, genealogies, documents, photographs, memorabilia, and printed matter of the Duffield family of Princeton, N.J. One hundred sermons (1849-1871) and correspondence of John T. Duffield (Princeton Class of 1841, professor of mathematics, 1847-1898) form the bulk of the collection. Other family members represented include Duffield's daughters Helen K. and Sarah G. Duffield and his sons Edward Dickinson Duffield (Princeton Class of 1892), acting Princeton president (1932-1933) and chairman of the university's board of trustees, and Henry Green Duffield (Princeton Class of 1881), treasurer of the university (1901). There are photographs and memorabilia of Princeton, school grades of various family members, and several issues of Princeton Boys' News, 1887-1888, a student newspaper edited by Edward D. Duffield.



Collection Creator Biography:

Duffield, John T. (John Thomas), 1823-1901

The Duffield family was a prominent family of Princeton, N.J. Rev. John T. Duffield (Princeton Class of 1841) was a professor of mathematics at Princeton during the years 1849-1898. Edward Dickinson Duffield (Princeton Class of 1892) was president of Prudential Insurance Co. before serving as acting Princeton president from 1932 to 1933. Henry Green Duffield (Princeton Class of 1881) served as treasurer of Princeton University from 1901 to 1930.

Collection History


"A Catalogue of the Curious..." typescript is a gift of Katherine Duffield. Material relating to the Duffield family is a gift Mrs. Philip W. Yeatman.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

The contents list was compiled by Rafael Abrahams in June 2010.

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:

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

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-5