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Carteret, Philip, 1639-1682
Philip Carteret Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists primarily of autograph letters, with typed transcriptions, of New Jersey's first governor, Philip Carteret.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of autograph letters written by Philip Carteret. Seven of the letters were written by Carteret to his mother and brother Peter, governor of North Carolina. In his letters, Carteret describes his debts and asks for money and aid in settling his financial affairs. He also makes observations about his family, including quarrels with his uncle, Sir George Carteret. Another letter, written by Carteret's wife, Elizabeth, announces his death. Translated typed transcripts are provided. Additional materials include a document in French dated 1677, and other letters relating to Carteret claims on New Jersey lands, 1821-1824

Collection Creator Biography:

Carteret, Philip, 1639-1682

Philip Carteret was the first governor (1672-1682) of New Jersey.

Collection History




No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

Philip Carteret Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1