Contents and Arrangement

General account with Thomas Robinson, 1791 August

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists primarily of letters and documents relating to John Beatty and members of the Beatty family: John's father, the Rev. Charles Beatty, John's brothers Erkuries, Charles Clinton, and Richard, and their sister, Elizabeth. Included is correspondence with Enoch Green, Princeton Class of 1760, who was a cousin of John Beatty; Gov. Richard Howell; James McHenry; Benjamin Guild; and thirteen letters from Charles Clinton Beatty to his sister, Elizabeth. In addition, there are accounts of expenses for the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) for money received from Samuel Stanhope Smith (treasurer); an oath abjuring Beatty's allegiance to Great Britain and affirming his allegiance to the State of New Jersey; memoranda; a mortgage document signed by Beatty and John Stockton; a document of accounts of Beatty, audited and signed by Isaac Snowden; and several handwritten notes of the genealogy of the Beatty, Green, and Guild families.

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:

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:

General account with Thomas Robinson; John Beatty Family Collection, C1010, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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