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Stanford, Thomas Naylor, 1796-1865
Thomas Naylor Stanford Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of selected correspondence, documents, and ephemera relating to nineteenth-century New York City publisher and bookseller Thomas Naylor Stanford.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected correspondence, documents, and ephemera relating to Stanford or family members or friends. Included are four letters by Stanford to James Chapman (1785-1857), rector; one letter by James Matlock (1775-1840), New Jersey congressman; two Civil War letters by Stanford's son, one (1865) from Fort Pocahontas, Virginia; one letter by Burgess Allison (1753-1827), chaplain of U.S. House of Representatives; and a copy of Stanford's engraved bookplate. There are also signed receipts for payments made by Stanford for such things as house rent, taxes, coal, a coach, several picture frames, subscriptions to the Ladies' Literary Cabinet, and a donation to the Association for the Relief of Respectable, Aged, Indigent Females; a receipt for a portrait of Stanford signed by the New Jersey portrait painter John Paradise (1783-1833); and a ferrotype portrait of "cousin Elizabeth Andrew."


The folders are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, followed by subjects.

Collection Creator Biography:

Stanford, Thomas Naylor, 1796-1865

A New York City publisher and bookseller, Stanford published The Citizens Directory and Strangers Guide Through the City of New York (1814).

Collection History


Purchased in Janaury 2008 .

AM 2008-68


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

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:

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

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