Contents and Arrangement

42 Letters, Genealogical information is included, 1802-1840

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected Forsyth correspondence and documents, and genealogical information on the Forsyth family. Correspondents include Walton W. Evans, H. A. Garland, Henry Miegs, Arthur Shaaf, Samuel Swartwout, Mrs. Margaret White, and R. H. Wilde. There is a series of long letters (1819-1820) by Forsyth to his wife, Clara, and their children written from Cadiz and Madrid at the beginning of his diplomatic appointment as minister to Spain. Documents include a patent granted to Robert Beale, dated Feb. 20, 1835, and signed by Andrew Jackson and John Forsyth, and a manuscript by Forsyth titled "Journal at Cadiz, 1819."

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:

42 Letters, Genealogical information is included; John Forsyth Collection, C1057, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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