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Anton, William T., 1966-
William T. Anton Collection of Southern Territorial Documents
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.25 linear feet
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  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


The William T. Anton Collection of Southern Territorial Documents consists of nine Southern Territorial legal documents collected by William T. Anton, Jr., and his son, William T. Anton III (Princeton Class of 1988).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of nine Southern Territorial legal documents collected by William T. Anton, Jr., and his son, William T. Anton III (Princeton Class of 1988). Seven of the documents are from the Mississippi Territory, dating from 1802 to 1817, and include a document appointing William Johnson as collector of Territorial taxes, signed by David Holmens, then governor of Mississippi Territory and, later, first governor of the state of Mississippi.

Included are documents concerning legal actions in Claiborne County, Mississippi Territory, one document (1816) from the Missouri Territory, an order to the sheriff to summon William Cabean to appear in circuit court, and one document (1809) from the Territory of Orleans ordering that witness testimony in a civil legal matter be sent to the Superior Court in New Orleans.

Collection Creator Biography:

Anton, William T., 1966-

William T. Anton is an American businessman and dealer in rare coins and collectibles.

Collection History


Gift of William T. Anton.


No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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:

William T. Anton Collection of Southern Territorial Documents; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1