Contents and Arrangement

Correspondence: Sibbett, Lowry (Brother), 1835-1850

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists chiefly of letters written by members of the Sibbett family to one another. ("Sibbett" is alternately spelled "Sibbet" in the collection.) There are eleven letters (1846-1849) from Samuel Sibbett to his wife, Nancy, sent while he was traveling in Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, trying to collect monies owed to him. There are thirteen letters (1835-1850) to Sibbett from his brother, Lowry Sibbett, who lived in Ohio; five letters (1849) from J. Ellis Bonham regarding accounts; and one letter (1843) of condolence from Elizabeth G. Hutchinson for the death of Samuel Sibbett's son, James. In addition, there are three letters written on behalf of Sibbett to the governor of Pennsylvania, Francis R. Shank, by William Coffelt, John Wunderlich, and C. G. French, recommending Sibbett for a position of associate judge of the Democratic Party. There is a copy of a letter, dated August 1, 1850, from Samuel Sibbet to a "Mr. Hill" on behalf of the "Democrats" regarding the Loyalists, and the betrayal of Benedict Arnold, and others. Also included is a printed verse titled "Lines on the death of James Lowrie Sibbet . . ." written by "The Mother."

Collection History


AM 18503

Archival Appraisal Information:

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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:

Correspondence: Sibbett, Lowry (Brother); Samuel Sibbett Family Collection, C1212, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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