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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Princeton University Library Collection of Stockton Family Materials
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ff365532h
Dates:
1701-1942 (mostly 1750-1820)
Size:
2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of selected material of various members of the prominent Stockton family of Princeton, New Jersey, currently ranging from a 1701 deed to notes on Nassau Inn written in 1942.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of selected material of various members of the Stockton family of Princeton, New Jersey, ranging from a 1701 deed to notes on Nassau Inn written in 1942. Most prominently represented are Richard Stockton (Princeton Class of 1748, 1730-1781), Annis Boudinot Stockton (1736-1801), Richard Stockton (Princeton Class of 1779, 1764-1828), and Robert Field Stockton (1795-1866). Included are wills, deeds, correspondence between Stockton family members, letters to such persons as Benjamin Rush, Aaron Ogden, Phineas Bond, and Garret D. Wall, poems of Annis Boudinot Stockton, a deed of manumission (1829) for a slave belonging to R. F. Stockton, a letter (1917) by Theodore Roosevelt to J. Sterling Stockton, and miscellaneous legal papers. In addition, there is a note by Betsey Stockton, the educator and missionary, who, as a child, was a slave of Robert Stockton, and was given by him to his daughter upon her marriage to Reverend Ashbel Green, president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).

Collection History

Acquisition:

The collection was assembled from multiple purchases and gifts. Copy of letter from Edward Shippen to John Stockton is a gift of Philip G. Nordell. Letters from Robert Field Stockton to P.D. Brown and from Theodore Roosevelt to J. Sterling Stockton are a gift of Mrs. P.H. Gresh. 4 Letters purchased from Joseph J. Felcone, Inc. in 2002. Additional information is noted at the file-level.

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

Previously referred to as the "Stockton Family Additional Papers."

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '2014 in 2012.

Finding aid updated by Kelly Bolding in August 2016.

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:

Princeton University Library Collection of Stockton Family Materials; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ff365532h
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184