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Scott, Austin, 1848-1922
Austin Scott Papers on New Jersey History
Manuscripts Division
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4 boxes and 1.6 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4


Consists of selected papers of Austin Scott, a professor of history and a former president of Rutgers University, relating to New Jersey history.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of selected papers of Scott relating to New Jersey history. Included are typed manuscripts for his unpublished book "New Jersey, A Study in Results" and his article on the "Origin of the Judicial System of New Jersey;" notes on the history, institutions, and courts of New Jersey; and printed copies (circa 1891-1905) of a few of Scott's addresses, Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, and other offprints. Also present is the autograph manuscript of "Memoirs" (1892) by William Paterson (Princeton Class of 1835), mayor (1846-1878) of Perth Amboy, N.J., with a letter (1896) to Scott.


Arranged as follows: manuscripts for "New Jersey, A Study in Results"and miscellaneous notes, notes on New Jersey and courts of New Jersey, printed matter, memoirs of William Paterson.

Collection Creator Biography:

Scott, Austin, 1848-1922

Born in Ohio, Austin Scott (1848-1922) earned degrees from Yale and the Univesity of Michigan. Scott studied at the University of Berlin and the University of Leipzig, receiving a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Leipzig in 1873. While in Germany, he assisted the historian George Bancroft, then American minister to Germany, in preparing the tenth volume of History of the United States. In 1883, Scott was appointed to the faculty of Rutgers College as a professor of history, political economy, and constitutional law, and was elected to succeed Merrill Edward Gates as president of Rutgers in 1891. Scott returned to teaching in 1906 and also served as the Mayor of New Brunswick from 1912 to 1915.

Collection History


The nature of acquistion is unclear from exisiting records.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Allyse Terrell '2014 in 2013

Folder Inventory added by Allyse Terrell '2014 in 2013

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

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:

Austin Scott Papers on New Jersey History; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4