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Collection Overview

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Radcliffe Family Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1530-1779 (mostly 1699-1757)
2 boxes and 0.84 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2
English French


Consists primarily of letters and assorted documents of the Radcliffe Family of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, partly concerning trade with the Ottoman Empire. Also included are letters and legal documents pertaining to the Clarke and Evelyn families of England.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and business accounts pertaining to the Radcliffe family of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, and their mercantile trade with the Ottoman Empire (Galata and Aleppo), but consists primarily of business letters from Galata and Aleppo, written in the first half of the 18th century. Also includes miscellaneous papers for the Radcliffe, Clarke, and Evelyn families.

Collection History


Purchased from Christopher Edwards in 2002 (2003-28).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Teresa T. Basler in 2002. Finding aid written by Teresa T. Basler in 2002.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Radcliffe Family Papers; 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 (mss): Box 1-2