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To Elisha Boudinot from Gerard Beekman, 2 letters, 1812

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of correspondence and documents of various members of the Boudinot family of New Jersey, regarding family, business, and political affairs. Most of the correspondence is related to Elias Boudinot IV (Trustee of Princeton University, 1772-1821) and his brother Elisha but includes many letters by their nephew Richard Stockton (1764-1828). Represented as well are Annis Stockton; Gerard Beekman; Tench Cox; Elias Boudinot II and Elias Boudinot III; Elias E. Boudinot; Hannah Boudinot; Jane J. Boudinot; Richard Rush; John Woodhull; and Robert Stockton. Of note is a 1783 proclamation by the United States of America in Congress assembled, declaring the cessation of arms between the United States and Great Britain, signed by Elias Boudinot and Charles Thomson.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

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Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted; use access copies.

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:

To Elisha Boudinot from Gerard Beekman, 2 letters; Boudinot Family Collection, C0725, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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