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Furman, Moore, 1728-1808
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Moore Furman Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of selected eighteenth-century letters and documents of businessman Moore Furman, deputy quartermaster general of New Jersey during the American Revolution.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists primarily of Furman's letters (1794-1808) to his dry goods business associate, Benjamin Guild, of Pittstown, New Jersey. In addition, there are two documents (1793, 1807) concerning Pittstown property and two letters (1780) by Furman to Capt. Thomas Reading about forage needed by the American army during the Revolutionary War.


Arranged by accession number.

Collection Creator Biography:

Furman, Moore, 1728-1808

Moore Furman was deputy quartermaster general of New Jersey during the American Revolution.

Collection History


AM1619-1699, 11257

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

This collection was processed by Dina Britain on March 29, 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 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:

Moore Furman Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1