- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Letter to Samuel Davies, 1758 August 17
Collection Description & Creator Information
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).
- 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.
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:
Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Letter to Samuel Davies; Princeton University Library Collection of Stockton Family Materials, C0491, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184