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MacMartin family
MacMartin Family Correspondence
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-2


Consists predominantly of nineteenth-century correspondence between members of the MacMartin family of New York and New Jersey.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists predominantly of nineteenth-century correspondence between members of the MacMartin family of New York and New Jersey. The collection contains correspondence between Peter W. MacMartin and his wife Harriet, letters by James and Archibald MacMartin to their brother Peter, correspondence between Peter and his sons Archibald M. (Princeton Class of 1865) and Malcolm (Princeton Class of 1867) covering in part their years at Princeton during the Civil War, and correspondence among other family members. In addition there are photographs, one of Malcolm and one of Archibald M., and several miscellaneous financial papers relating to the brothers.


Arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

The MacMartin family was a prominent family of New York and New Jersey.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder list written by Lisa Yankowitz '13 in January 2012.

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:

MacMartin Family Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-2