Contents and Arrangement

Hunt, Theodosia Philadelphia, 1821

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of eighteenth and nineteenth-century correspondence, letters, and documents of the Hunt and Guild families of New Jersey. Included is correspondence of Abijah Hunt, Abraham Hunt, Anna Mary Hunt, Azariah Hunt, Charity Hunt, George Hunt, Hetty Hunt (d. 1862), Jesse Hunt, James P. Hunt, John Price Hunt, Margaret Hunt, Peter Hunt, Robert Hunt, Samuel Hunt, Theodosia Philadelphia Hunt, Timothy Hunt, and Wilson Price Hunt; Benjamin Guild (1749-1792), Eunice Guild, Rev. John Guild, and John Guild are also represented. The subjects of this correspondence vary between personal, pastoral, and business matters; some of the correspondence relates to the American Revolutionary Army and the New Jersey Militia. Included is a letter dated 23 July [1755] from Abraham Hunt to his father, Wilson Hunt, about information the army had just received regarding the defeat of Major General Edward Braddock at Fort Duquesne in the the French and Indian War. Also included is a letter from Rev. Samuel Davies, fourth president of Princeton University, to Rev. John Guild, dated 18 Oct. 1758. The documents include deeds of sale of land or of lease of property, a deed for a plot in the Easton (Pa.) Cemetery for John B. Hunt, a bank mortgage document of John Hunt to Ellen and Ralph Guild, documents of business arrangements, last will and testaments, and miscellaneous statements of accounts. There is also a printed booklet by Anne L. Hunt about her family history, with an autograph note indicating that she was 81 years old in 1878.

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:

Hunt, Theodosia Philadelphia; Hunt and Guild Families of New Jersey Collection, C1087, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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