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Picton, Thomas, 1775 or 1776-1861
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Thomas Picton Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of selected manuscripts of New Jersey Rev. Thomas Picton.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of three sermons and one letter by Rev. Thomas Picton. On the first page of the first and second sermons, Picton recorded dates, names, and locations of baptisms that he performed or sermons that he preached. The first sermon (11 leaves), based on Psalm 58:11, bears the date of a baptism performed on Sept. 11, 1768; the second sermon (12 leaves) is on Haggai 1:7 and has a date of a baptism performed on June 11, 1771. The third sermon (4 leaves, undated) is based on 2 Cor. 13-14. In a letter to Samuel Ladd Howell, dated Westfield, Dec. 24, 1807, Picton discusses the possibility of succeeding Prof. Andrew Hunter, Jr. (Princeton Class of 1772) as professor of mathematics at the College of New Jersey.


Folders are organized by date.

Collection Creator Biography:

Picton, Thomas, 1775 or 1776-1861

Rev. Thomas Picton was the principal of Woodbury Academy in Gloucester County, N.J. He was awarded an honorary degree from The College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), in 1811.

Collection 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.

Processing Information:

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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:

Thomas Picton Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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