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Ewing, Charles, 1780-1832
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Ewing Family Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of selected correspondence and documents of the nineteenth-century New Jersey chief justice Charles Ewing and two other family members.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of selected correspondence and documents of Charles Ewing, his father (James Ewing), and his son (James Ewing). Correspondents include James W. Alexander, James Carnahan, Thomas P. Johnson, and Peter Dumont Vroom. Some of the documents are signed by James Stevenson, John Phillips, and Garret D. Wall. There is also an 1844 Princeton and Kingston Branch Turnpike Company stock certificate made out to James Ewing, signed by the president and treasurer of the company.


Arranged by accession number.

Collection Creator Biography:

Ewing, Charles, 1780-1832

Charles Ewing, jurist, was born in Burlington County, N.J., on July 8, 1780, and died in Trenton, N.J., on August 5, 1832. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1798, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1802, and practiced in Trenton. In 1812 he became a counselor, and from 1824 till his death was chief justice of New Jersey. Ewing Township was named after him. His father, James Ewing, was mayor of Trenton from 1797 to 1803.

Collection History


Various AM.

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.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Finding aid written by James Flannery on February 7, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

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:

Ewing Family Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1