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Collection Overview

Creator:
Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-1980
Title:
Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/h415p961r
Dates:
1664-1961
Size:
1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of copies of fundamental legal instruments of government (1664-1961) under which people have lived in New Jersey for the last 300 years, gathered by historian, Julian P. Boyd, for the book Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey (1964), which he edited.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of copies of fundamental legal instruments of government (1664-1961) under which people have lived in New Jersey for the last 300 years. The collection contains concessions, agreements, and constitutions together with instructions from Queen Anne to Edward Hyde, Viscount Cornbury, who was colonial governor of New York and New Jersey (1702-1708). These copies were gathered by Julian P. Boyd for the book Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey (1964), which he edited.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-1980

Princeton University Librarian (1940-1952) and professor of history, Julian P. Boyd, was the founding editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson publishing project. He conceived the idea in 1943 while serving as the historian of the Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial Commission. Boyd held other influential positions in major American historical organizations and societies

Collection History

Custodial History

As part of the New Jersey Tercentenary celebration (1664-1964), the state inaugurated a publishing project to produce a series of books about itself, the New Jersey Historical Series. Governor Richard J. Hughes invited Julian P. Boyd to edit Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey, which appeared in 1964 as Volume 17 in the Series. This box of copies was used by Boyd in that project.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 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.

Credit this material:

Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/h415p961r
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1