Contents and Arrangement

College of New Jersey Diploma, 1783 October 7

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of correspondence and documents (1783-1793) of Samuel Beach, and items (1823-1884) relating to the Beach and Jones families. Family correspondence dates from the latter half of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Included are a letter to Beach's father, W. Enoch Beach, a letter to Mrs. H. Beach describing college life, a letter to John Croes, and one to Rev. W. Green. It also includes a letter from Paul L. Jones to the cashier of the Mechanics Bank; a letter from C. Van Rensselaer to his brother, the Rev. Samuel Beach Jones; and two letters from Keating Simons, chairman of the Bank of South America. Documents included are the certificate of Samuel Beach's membership in the American Philosophical Society, signed by its president, Benjamin Franklin; his diploma from the College of New Jersey, dated 7 October 1783; a certificate of membership in the American Whig Society, dated 2 September 1783; an obituary of Samuel Beach; and an address at his funeral (May 15, 1793) at the Old Independent Church, in Charleston, South Carolina, by the Rev. Dr. Heith.

Collection History

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

This 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:

College of New Jersey Diploma; Samuel Beach Family Collection, C1006, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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