Contents and Arrangement

Ward, Marcus Lawrence (Governor of New Jersey), Family Papers and Letters, 1840-1875

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Letters concerning Governor Marcus Lawrence Ward, including his will, pamphlets issued while governor, papers relating to the Ward and Morris estates. Material originated from Newark, New Jersey.


Materials are arranged alphabetically by name. In several cases where multiple documents were acquired as an aggregate, materials remain in original groupings under the collector's name.

Collection History


AM 12481


No materials were removed from the collection during 2018 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

The collection was physically reprocessed and a folder inventory was added to the finding aid by Julia English '19 in July 2018. At this time, identifying information about materials that was written on folders was transcribed into the finding aid and supplemented as needed. The existing collection-level description was revised by Kelly Bolding in August 2018. A decision was made not to update the collection title per DACS 2.3.3 at this time in order to avoid potential overlap with other collections of New Jersey documents assembled by Princeton University Library.

One folder of material containing Board of General Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey, Minutes of Meetings was treated for mold in August 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Ward, Marcus Lawrence (Governor of New Jersey, 1866-1869), Family Papers and Letters; New Jersey Miscellaneous Collection, C1351, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Other assembled collections of materials related to New Jersey history at Princeton include:

New Jersey Documents Collection (C0522)

New Jersey Collection (C0523)

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Bernard, Francis, Sir, 1712?-1779
Fort, George F. (George Franklin), 1809-1872
Fort, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1852-1920
Livingston, William, 1723-1790
Ward, Marcus L. (Marcus Lawrence), 1812-1884