Contents and Arrangement

Delafield, Harriet Cecil, Family Papers, 1869-1915

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of a group of family papers collected by Harriet Cecil Delafield, the daughter of Major General Richard Delafield (1798-1873). Materials include letters to her husband, Edgar J. Shipman, and other family members, scrapbooks related to her marriage and European travels, and genealogy papers related to the Delafield and Shipman families.


Materials are arranged by creator.

Collection History


AM 2018-71


The Library continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis with purchases made through the Delafield Fund.


No materials were separated during 2015 processing.


This collection is comprised of individual acquisitions through the Delafield Fund, which was created as a fitting memorial to General John Ross Delafield and the Delafield Family.

Processing Information

This collection, originally titled "Philip Schuyler Account Book and Letters," was originally processed by Faith Charlton in June 2015. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in June 2015.

The collection was made into an assembled collection by Faith Charlton in November 2015. Finding aid updated by Faith Charlton in November 2015.

Finding aid updated by Kelly Bolding in February 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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.

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:

Delafield, Harriet Cecil, Family Papers; Princeton University Library Collection of General John Ross Delafield Family Materials, C1508, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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