- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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- Stockton, Richard
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Stockton Family Papers
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 1700-1902 (mostly 1775-1850)
- 4 boxes, 10 Volumes, and 1.7 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-4
Consists of various personal and business papers of members of the Stockton family of Princeton, New Jersey, particularly those of American lawyer, farmer, and politician Richard Stockton (Princeton Class of 1779).
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of various personal and business papers of members of the Stockton family of Princeton, New Jersey, particularly those of Richard Stockton (Princeton Class of 1779), which were formerly preserved at Morven, the family's ancestral home. Included are many deeds, leases, and other land transactions, mostly for Princeton and counties in the central New Jersey area; wills; land and financial papers of Robert F. and Lucius Stockton; legal documents relating to the John B. Livingston vs. Thomas Gibbons case (1821); and miscellaneous correspondence. There are also ten bound volumes comprising commonplace books, notebooks, lecture notes, and other writings kept by various Stockton family members, which are on deposit.
Arranged chronologically in folders labelled deeds, wills, or documents: 1700-1775, 1776-1800, 1804-1866.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Richard Stockton (Princeton Class of 1779) was an American lawyer, farmer, and politician.
Gift of Mrs. P.H. Gresh. Papers deposited by Mrs. Wardlaw Miles. Letter from Richard Stockton to Benjamin Rush is a gift of Alfred H. Bill.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
Stockton Family Manuscripts on Deposit (Series 4) were renumbered by Kelly Bolding in January 2019.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Except for Volumes 1 and 3 of the Stockton Family Manuscripts on Deposit (Series 4), 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:
Stockton Family Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Real property -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
- Genre Terms:
- Morven (Princeton N.J. : Estate)
- Hunterdon County (N.J.) -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources.
Mercer County (N.J.) -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources.
Middlesex County (N.J.) -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources.
Monmouth County (N.J.) -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources.
Somerset County (N.J.) -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources.
New Jersey -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources.
Princeton (N.J.) -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources.
Princeton (N.J.) -- Social life and customs.