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Letter to John Boynton, undated

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of selected material of Jonathan Odell and his father, John Odell. Included is a contemporary copy of the political poem "The American Times: A Satire in Three Parts" (29 pp.). The poem, attributed to Odell and published in 1780 under the pseudonym "Camillo Querno," is an invective aimed at the American leaders of the Revolution. A portion of the first page has been torn away. It also has been attributed to George Cockings, to Daniel Batwell, to Jonathan Boucher, and to Myles Cooper. The collection contains an undated letter by Odell addressed to John Boynton, a merchant in Philadelphia, as well as the parole oath, written and signed by Odell on 20 July 1776 for the New Jersey Provincial Congress, in which he vows not to aid the British during the American Revolution. Also included is an extract from the will of Odell's father, John Odell, signed by Thomas Barrow and William Smith.

Collection History


AM 136 Pyne-Henry

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:

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Letter to John Boynton; Jonathan Odell Collection, C1151, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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