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- Olden family
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Olden Family Papers
- Manuscripts Division
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- 1 box and 0.2 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Consists mostly of eighteenth-century correspondence and documents of members of the Olden family of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Benjamin Olden, Ephraim Olden, John Olden, and Samuel Olden.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists mostly of eighteenth-century correspondence and documents of members of the Olden family of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Benjamin Olden, Ephraim Olden, John Olden, and Samuel Olden. The collection contains estate inventories, a partnership agreement, leases, a will, a deed, receipts, and articles of agreement. In addition, there is a copy of a sermon (1769) by Samuel Fotheringill.
Additional accessions include twelve letters (1818-1826) from Hugh B. Ely to his father-in-law, Joseph Olden, about family matters and eight letters (1800-1810), also to Joseph Olden, from Alexander Elmslie chiefly about investments.
- Collection Creator Biography:
The Olden family was a prominent family of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
Folder Inventory added by Jameson Creager (2015) in 2012.
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:
Olden Family Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Genre Terms:
- Correspondence -- 19th century.
Deeds -- New Jersey -- Middlesex County.
Manuscripts -- 18th century.
- Elmslie, Alexander
Ely, Hugh B.
Olden, Joseph, 1755-1827
- Burlington County (N.J.) -- History -- Sources.
Middlesex County (N.J.) -- History -- Sources.