Contents and Arrangement

Simpson, Josiah, and Peter Augustus Studdiford, 1836-1848

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection consists of the personal correspondence of Josiah S. Studdiford (1837-162), documenting in detail his service with the 4th New Jersey Infantry during the U.S. Civil War, including battles in which he was involved; his capture and time as a prisoner of war at Libby Prison (Va.) in the summer of 1862; and his death during the Battle of South Mountain (Md.) on September 14, 1862.

Also included is the correspondence of several of Josiah S. Studdiford's relatives, including his grandfather, John Neely Simpson (1770-1832), his brother, Peter Augustus Studdiford (1828-1886), and his uncles, James Hervey Simpson (1813-1883) and Josiah Simpson (1815-1874). A few other family members, including Josiah's parents, Peter O. Studdiford (1779-1866) and Ellen Wilson Simpson, are also represented.

Most of the correspondence is personal in nature and relates to family matters, though some relates to professional matters.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated during 2014 and 2015 processing.

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:

Simpson, Josiah, and Peter Augustus Studdiford; Josiah S. Studdiford Family Correspondence, C1495, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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