Tennent Family Papers
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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The Tennent family was a prominent family of New Jersey and South Carolina.
The collection consists of miscellaneous papers of several members of the Tennent family of New Jersey and South Carolina. Included are sermons of William Tennent, III (Princeton Class of 1758), two letters (1793) by his wife, Susanne, to their son, William Peter Tennent (1770-1816), a document (1795) concerning the sale of a slave, and clippings concerning William Tennent, Jr.(1705-1777), father of William Tennent, III, and pastor of the Old Scots Church (now known as the Old Tennent Church) in Freehold, N.J. Also included are four daguerreotype portraits of members of the Tennent family.
The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.
Gift of Tennent L. Griffin (AM 21587 and later additions).
Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '2014 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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- 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.
Wife of Wm. Tennant IIIPhysical Description
Photostats from the Historical Society of PennsylvaniaPhysical Description
Includes 3 daguerreotypes, 1 ambrotype, and 1 tintypePhysical Description