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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections and Gulick, John Story, 1817-1884
John Story Gulick Collection of American Statesmen
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of autograph letters of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Hancock, Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, and other American statesmen, collected by John S. Gulick and his wife, Elizabeth Milligan Gulick.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection of autograph letters, dated 1785?-1898, by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Hancock, Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, and other American statesmen, consists of 24 letters, 3 signatures, 3 newspaper clippings, and a poem by Louisa C. Adams in pocket of front cover. Compiled by John S. Gulick and his wife, Elizabeth Milligan Gulick. Previously bound in a black lacquered binding with leather spine and pearl bosses in the four corners on upper and lower boards, with a painting of a bouquet of flowers surrounded by an ornate gold border on upper cover.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, TLS = typed letter signed, AMsS = autograph manuscript signed.


Maintains the folio order of the original bound scrapbook.

Collection Creator Biography:

Gulick, John Story, 1817-1884

John Story Gulick and his wife, Elizabeth Milligan Gulick, were American collectors.

Collection History


Collected by John Story Gulick and his wife (AM12800).

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2004. Finding aid written in 2004.

In 2022, restrictions on two Thomas Jefferson letters where researchers were required to use surrogates were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

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:

John Story Gulick Collection of American Statesmen; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1