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Duffield Family Papers

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Duffield, John T. (John Thomas), 1823-1901

The Duffield family was a prominent family of Princeton, N.J. Rev. John T. Duffield (Princeton Class of 1841) was a professor of mathematics at Princeton during the years 1849-1898. Edward Dickinson Duffield (Princeton Class of 1892) was president of Prudential Insurance Co. before serving as acting Princeton president from 1932 to 1933. Henry Green Duffield (Princeton Class of 1881) served as treasurer of Princeton University from 1901 to 1930.

The collection consists of sermons, correspondence, genealogies, documents, photographs, memorabilia, and printed matter of the Duffield family of Princeton, N.J. One hundred sermons (1849-1871) and correspondence of John T. Duffield (Princeton Class of 1841, professor of mathematics, 1847-1898) form the bulk of the collection. Other family members represented include Duffield's daughters Helen K. and Sarah G. Duffield and his sons Edward Dickinson Duffield (Princeton Class of 1892), acting Princeton president (1932-1933) and chairman of the university's board of trustees, and Henry Green Duffield (Princeton Class of 1881), treasurer of the university (1901). There are photographs and memorabilia of Princeton, school grades of various family members, and several issues of Princeton Boys' News, 1887-1888, a student newspaper edited by Edward D. Duffield.

Unprocessed.

"A Catalogue of the Curious..." typescript is a gift of Katherine Duffield. Material relating to the Duffield family is a gift Mrs. Philip W. Yeatman.

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The contents list was compiled by Rafael Abrahams in June 2010.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

Collection Inventory

Records, 1839-1866. 1 folder.
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Documents including architectural plans; banker's checks; company share certificates; sales receipts; accounts; shipping, construction, carpentry, and furnishing contracts.

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1 folder

Genealogy, 1872-1922. 1 folder.
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Documents relating to genealogy including a printed page of the origins of the family name; historical records of the Duffield, Van Cleef, and Carle families; drawings of family trees; correspondence; Chambersburg, Pennsylvania court records; certificate of citizenship for John T. Duffield; various printed works on the village, church, and castle of Duffield, England; clippings from Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography; newspaper clippings including obituaries and notifications of family reunions

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1 folder

Correspondence and memoraibilia, 1865-1929. 1 folder.
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Correspondence and memorabilia including letters from Friar Samuel Jordan to his sister Annie; financial information sent to John T. Duffield; a solution to a geometry problem sent to Professor M.B. Hoke from James A. Colwell; a letter from Sarah K. Green to her daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Green; comical illustrations; 1929 newspaper clipping concerning a Revolutionary War-era Pastor Duffield; programme for an 1881 performance of Chapel Stage Orations at the College of New Jersey; newspaper clipping of jokes and maxims; advertisements for a hotel, cologne and a tutoring service; programs for Princeton College Class Day Exercises for the Class of 1881; calendar of local events recorded in the Princeton Press for 1893; tickets to an 1884 banquet and concert; catechisms.

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1 folder

Memorabilia, 1915-1961. 1 folder.
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Memorabilia including program for dedication ceremony of Carl Campbell Brigham Library; short biography of Carl Brigham; special issue of Princeton Alumni Weekly describing construction, funding, and function of Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library; Presbyterian Historical Society essay on Dr. Robert Smith's Academy at Pequea, Pennsylvania

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1 folder

Records and memorabilia, 1838-1849. 1 folder.
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Presbytery of New Brunswick certificate of licensure for John T. Duffield; program for Commencement of the College of New Jersey for the Class of 1841; 3 Princeton orations given by Duffield; manuscript titled "The Exegesis of the Corinthians V. 1-5"

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1852-1859. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous correspondence of John T. Duffield from the 1850's, advertisement for a Young Ladies' Seminary

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1845-1858. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous correspondence of John T. Duffield from the 1840's and 1850's; handwritten note on "The birth and ages of distinguished men"

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1846-1847. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous correspondence of John T. Duffield; color illustration titled "The Smoker" with accompanying poem

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1844-1897. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous correspondence of John T. Duffield; invitation to wedding of Dr. John Fletcher Duffield

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1841-1848. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous correspondence of John T. Duffield; poem titled "A Parting lay"; attendance record for students of the "Junior Class"; poltical cartoon satirizing Benjamin Gratz Brown drawn in pencil

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1 folder

Records, 1883-1889. 1 folder.
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Documents of John T. Duffield's including receipts for carpentry, construction, building materials, furniture, moving and shipping; property tax forms; water bills; bank checks; funeral and enbalming bill; certificate of contribution to erection of monument to Abraham Lincoln

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1 folder

Essay, 1841. 1 folder.
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Manuscript of student essay titled "Selfish Morality" submitted by John T. Duffield for commencement oration, but never given. 4 pages.

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1 folder

Essay, 1841. 1 folder.
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Manuscript of an essay titled "On the influence of literary men on the formation of public opinion," 4 pages. Written by John T. Duffield as an undergraduate.

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1891-1900. 1 folder.
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Letters received by John T. Duffield from Louise S. Houghton, Editor of "The Evangelist"; John Alexander Hamilton of American College and Education Society; and John Mason Duncan of Craggencroft School. Color illustration of a cross, around which is wrapped a ribbon with the words "Simply to thy Cross I Cling"

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1 folder

Essay, 1873. 1 folder.
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Essay written by George Howard Duffield as an undergraduate titled "Yesterday, Today, and Forever."

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1868-1899. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous correspondence of Libbey Duffield (Mrs. John T Duffield); printed brochure for the Overlook Mountain House; printed poems

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1 folder

Memorabilia, 1888-1896. 1 folder.
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Documents of Edward D. Duffield including letters of correspondence; "Examination Papers for Entrance to the Freshman Class in the College of New Jersey," 1891; program for "Theatricals benefit Princeton Lawn and Tennis Club," 1892; program for Princeton Class Day, 1892; program for Torchlight Procession, 1896; newspaper clippings, including biography of presidential candidate Grover Cleveland and announcement of Duffield's marriage to Karen Johnston

Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs, undated. 1 folder.
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Photographs and negatives of family, dog, house, etc. Unlabeled and undated.

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1 folder

Grade reports and memorabilia, 1867-1880. 1 folder.
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Grade reports for George Howard Duffield and John T. Duffield, Jr. from the Edgehill School and the College of New Jersey; for Henry Duffield from the Princeton College Preperatory School and the College of New Jersey; for Helen Duffield from Mrs. Moffat's School, Miss Mershon's School, and Miss Jaudon's School; for Sadie Duffield from Miss Mershon's School; and for Eddie Duffield from Princeton Preperatory School. Other documents including receipts of payment; newspaper clippings; letters of correspondence; advertisement for a hotel; Catalogue of Students for the Edgehill School, 1868; business cards; Alumni Dinner menus; programs for College of New Jersey Commencement, 1881; Princeton Lawn Tennis Association Rules and Regulations, 1889; Church Notes for the Ferryhill South Church, 1942; ticket to State Apartments. Windsor Castle, 1872; brochure for Cunard Line steamers.

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1 folder

Essays and newspaper manuscripts, 1887-1888. 1 folder.
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3 manuscripts of essays or orations "On the History of the Jews" (undated); 3 manuscripts of issues of "The Princeton Boys' News"

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1880-1889. 1 folder.
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Correspondence of Sarah Jane Duffield; photograph of mansion; menu/recipe list

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1881-1900. 1 folder.
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Correspondence of Sarah Jane Duffield; Princeton Class Day program 1892; Princeton Class Day program cover 1899

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1840-1935. 1 folder.
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Correspondence of Helen K. Duffield with letters to the Misses Duffield. Includes an invitation to Princeton College Honorary Junior Orations 1880; photographs of house; short biography of William Duffield Robinson in a letter concerning the unveiling of a tablet in his honor at the Medical Research Building, Philadelphia; Outline and Catalog of the Stubenville Female Seminary 1840; lyrics to the song "After the Ball"

Physical Description

1 folder

Sermons, 1871-1889. 1 folder.
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9 manuscripts of sermons by John T Duffield

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1 folder

Notes, 1854-1890. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous notes and incomplete sermons of John T. Duffield

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1 folder

Sermons, 1853-1859. 1 folder.
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16 manuscripts of sermons by John T Duffield

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1 folder

Sermons, 1849-1851. 1 folder.
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14 manuscripts of sermons by John T. Duffield

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1 folder

Sermons, 1860-1865. 1 folder.
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14 manuscripts of sermons by John T. Duffield

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1 folder

Sermons, undated. 1 folder.
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26 manuscripts of sermons by John T. Duffield

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1 folder

Sermons, undated. 1 folder.
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21 manuscripts of sermons by John T. Duffield, undated

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1 folder

Essays and pamphlets, 1837-1894. 1 folder.
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Documents of John T. Duffield including papers on the heresy of Revered John Miller; service for Dr. McCosh, 1894; College Chapel sermons; newspaper clippings; charge on the ordination of John Grier Hibbe, 1887; printed pamphlet titled "The McGiffert Case"; printed pamphlet titled "The Anthropology of Evolutionism and the Bible", 1878; charge to the congregation of the 4th Church, Trenton; printed discourse delivered at the funeral of John Maclean, D.D., LL.D., 1886; Minutes of the Philadelphia Convention of Ministers and Ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Chruch, 1837; printed sermon titled "Take Heed How Ye Hear", 1876; program for the Presbyterian Tercentennary celebrated in the Seventh Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1872

Physical Description

1 folder

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