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Letter from Philip Carteret to his brother Peter Carteret (in French) with translation, 1675 June 25

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Collection Overview

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 History

Archival Appraisal Information:

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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:

Letter from Philip Carteret to his brother Peter Carteret (in French) with translation; Philip Carteret Collection, C0901, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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