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Carteret, Philip, 1639-1682
Philip Carteret Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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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


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 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:

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