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Clawson Family Papers

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Clawson, Isaiah Dunn, 1822-1879

The Clawson family was a prominent family in Salem County, N.J. Isaiah Dunn Clawson (Princeton Class of 1840) was a representative in the New Jersey Assembly (1854-1855) and Congress (1855-1859).

The collection consists of correspondence, documents, and printed matter of the Clawson family of Salem County, N.J. Represented in the collection are Isaiah Dunn Clawson (Princeton Class of 1840) and his wife, Martha, his father, William, Israel R. Clawson, Margaretta Clawson Shinn and her husband, William J. Shinn, and Samuel S. Shinn. Included is an essay, "The Stability of our Government," by Isaiah Dunn Clawson, as well as printed matter relating to his terms in the New Jersey Assembly (1854-1855) and Congress (1855-1859). The bulk of the correspondence is comprised of letters to family members about legal, business, social, political, and temperance matters. The collection includes documents such as judgment bonds and warrants, bills, promissory notes, receipts, claims, indentures, wills, mortgages, and bank account forms.

Unprocessed.

Purchased from Eldridge Pendelton in 1978.

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Folder inventory added by Allyse Terrell '2014 in 2011.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
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Collection Inventory

Correspondence: Clawson, William, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, William, 1841. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, William, 1842. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, William, 1843. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Papers: Clawson, I.D., 1822-1879. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Coorespondence: Clawson, I.D., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., 1800-1840. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Clawson, I.D.: The Stability of Our Republic, a.m.s., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., 1842-1855. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., 1856-1857. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., 1858-1886. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous: Clawson, I.D., 1848-1858. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Documents: Clawson, I.D., 1850-1879. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., 1820-1824. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., 1827-1829. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., 1830-1849. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., 1850-1855. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., 1856. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., 1857. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., 1858-1870. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., 1886. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Documents: Clawson, I.D., 1852-1858. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Unidentified Correspondence: Clawson, I.D., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Articles: Clawson, I.D., 1856. 1 folder.
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1 folder

New Jersey, State of, Diagram of 78th Legislative Assembly: Clawson, I.D., 1854. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters from I.D. Clawson, 1838-1876. 1 folder.
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1 a.l.s to his brother William S. Clawson, at Princeton 1 a.l.s. to Wm. L. Marcy 1 a.l.s. to "Dear Sir" [Laudell]

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1 folder

Letters to I.R. Clawson from I.D. Clawson, 1841-1843. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Sam S. Shinn from Various People, 1849-1868. 1 folder.
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1 folder

2 a.l.s. to "My dear Cousin" from W.S. Clawson, 1855-1876. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Israel R. Clawson, 1814-1844. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to W.S. Clawson, 1825-1877. 1 folder.
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Included: 1 a.l.s. to I Clawson (cousin) 1 a.l.s. to W.S. Clawson from I.R. Clawson

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1 folder

Business Letters to William J. Shinn from Mary W. Hunt, 1831-1854. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Isaiah D. Clawson, 1848-1876. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Correspondence A-Z, 1828-1876. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Documents, 1824-1876. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Unidentified Clawson Correspondence, 1855-1856. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bank Accout Forms from Various People, 1834-1854. 1 folder.
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1 folder

U.S. Bonds, 1840-1842. 1 folder.
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1 folder

U.S. Bonds, 1841-1848. 1 folder.
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1 folder

U.S. Bonds, 1850-1856. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bills, Promissory Notes, Receipts, Claims, 1844-1868. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Indentures, 1854-1857. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Last Will and Testaments, 1825-1863. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mortgage Papers, 1841-1851. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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