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Fundamental Agreements of 1681, 1681

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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.

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.

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:

Fundamental Agreements of 1681; Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey, C0654, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Existence and Location of Originals

Original in New Jersey Bureau of Archives and History.