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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 (rcpxm): Box 1-5


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

Collection Description & Creator Information


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 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:

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

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-5