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Stockton Family Papers

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Stockton, Richard

Richard Stockton (Princeton Class of 1779) was an American lawyer, farmer, and politician.

The collection consists of various personal and business papers of members of the Stockton family of Princeton, New Jersey, particularly those of Richard Stockton (Princeton Class of 1779), which were formerly preserved at Morven, the family's ancestral home. Included are many deeds, leases, and other land transactions, mostly for Princeton and counties in the central New Jersey area; wills; land and financial papers of Robert F. and Lucius Stockton; legal documents relating to the John B. Livingston vs. Thomas Gibbons case (1821); and miscellaneous correspondence. There are also ten bound volumes comprising commonplace books, notebooks, lecture notes, and other writings kept by various Stockton family members, which are on deposit.

Arranged chronologically in folders labelled deeds, wills, or documents: 1700-1775, 1776-1800, 1804-1866.

Gift of Mrs. P.H. Gresh. Papers deposited by Mrs. Wardlaw Miles. Letter from Richard Stockton to Benjamin Rush is a gift of Alfred H. Bill.

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Stockton Family Manuscripts on Deposit (Series 4) were renumbered by Kelly Bolding in January 2019.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2002
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of deeds, wills, leases, powers of attorney, bonds, claims, agreements, and other miscellaneous documents.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Physical Description

4 boxes

Deed of John Harrison to Thomas Higgins for 1200 acres near Rocky Hill, NJ, 1702 February 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Will of John Hooke, 1710 March 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Joseph Reed to his son Andrew Reed for land in Trenton, NJ, 1730 January 6- 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Aaron Vandorn to Christian Vandorn for land in Somerset Co., NJ, 1731 November 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bargain and Assignment of Lands from William Vesey to William Morris and Andrew Reed in Trenton, NJ, 1736 December 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of John Eastwood to James Stout for 162 1/2 acres at Barnagat, NJ, 1740 June 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Marmaduke [?] to Philip Eddington for land in western New Jersey, 1744 August 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of John Miller to Jocham Williamson for property between Kingston and Rocky Hill, NJ, 1746 August 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Garet Wall to James Stout for 31 1/2 acres of land at Barnagat, NJ, 1748 March 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lease of Mary Ashfield to William Smith to farm a piece of land at Harts Neck, NJ, 1750s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of William Lawrence to John Stout for 36 acres of land in Shrewsbury, NJ, 1751 May 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Peter Nevins to his sons for 100 acres of land in [Somerset County?], NJ, 1752 May 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of John Denniston to Francis Costigin for property in Middlesex Co., NJ, 1754 January 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of John Clarkson to Mathew Clarkson for land in New Brunswick, NJ, 1755 November 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Thomas Wells to John Stout for property in Shrewsbury, NJ (recorded), 1756 May 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Will of Robert Hunter Morris, 1757 September 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Daniel & John Holmes to John Stout for 25 acres in Shrewsbury, NJ, 1761 June 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Mathias Johnson & Obadiah Bowne, Jr., to John Stout for land in Shrewsbury, NJ, 1762 March 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Will of John Denniston of New Brunswick, NJ, 1763 December 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Will of John Bray of Middletown, NJ, 1764 January 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Job Stockton to Richard Stockton for land in Princeton, NJ [Red Hill?], 1765 September 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed to Job Stockton for two houses and lots in Kingston, NJ, 1767 April 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deduction of Title to Richard and Lucius Horatio Stockton for property in western NJ, 1767 November 19-20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lease of John Barwell and Others to Richard Stockton, 1767 November 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lease of John Barwell & Thomas Rockford to Richard Stockton for 1250 acres, 1767 November 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Caleb Bruin to Richard Stockton for land in Princeton, NJ, 1769 May 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Daniel & John Holmes to John Stoute for land at Barnagat, NJ, 1769 December 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Leggit Smith to Henry Latourette for land in Winsor [sic], NJ (recorded), 1771 May 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Tunis Melyck to Godfrey Reynhart for land in Tewksbury, NJ, 1772 May 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Power of Attorney for William Bland to Richard Ware & John Clarkson, 1773 May 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Joseph Price to his son Michael Price for land in Shrewsbury, NJ, 1774 April 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Joseph Price to his son Michael Price for property at Laurel Swamp, NJ, 1774 April 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Release & Confirmation of "Springdale" in Princeton, NJ from Philip & Samuel Stockton to Alexander MacDonald, 1774 June 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Richard Morris & David Ogden to Samuel Forman for land in Upper Freehold, NJ, 1774 December 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Land Arbitration between John Clarkson and Richard Ware for property in Morris County, 1775 June 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Power of Attorney of John Clarkson to James Verree, 1775 June 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Quit Claim of Richard Ware to John Clarkson for land in Roxbury, NJ, 1775 September 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lease of John Clarkson to Benjamin Hilyet for property in Roxbury, NJ, 1775 September 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of Robert Glass to Richard Ware & John Clarkson for 100£, 1775 September 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of Elijah Bond & wife to Randle Mitchell for 108£, 1775 September 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Quit Claim of Richard Ware to John Clarkson, 1775 October 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Agreement between William Dickinson and Richard Ware over land in Roxbury, NJ, 1776 December 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of the Commissioners of Middlesex & Monmouth Counties to Samuel Forman for estates of fugitives and offenders, 1778 December 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Releases to John Clarkson for land in Roxbury, NJ, 1776-1780. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Release of Ezekiel Forman to Alexander MacDonald for part of "Springdale" near Princeton, NJ, 1782 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of William Bowne to William Parker & Jacob Corlis for property in Middletown, NJ, 1784 July 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of William Norris to Mahlon Taylor for 109£ 10 S, 1785 March 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Ibbleson Hamer & wife by attorney John Witherspoon to Philip Stockton for land near Princeton, NJ (recorded), 1785 June 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed (copy) of Thomas Lawrence to William Henry for property in Princeton, NJ, 1786 December 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Thomas Holman to Alexander Smith for land in Middlesex Co., NJ, 1787 March 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Thomas Holman to Alexander Smith for land in Middlesex Co., NJ, 1787 March 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond & Warrant of William Henry to George Emlin for 1600£, 1787 July 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of John Daniels to Benjamin Stockton & Elias Woodruff for land in Princeton, NJ (recorded), 1788 January 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of John Daniels to Elias Woodruff for 116£, 1788 January 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Alexander Smith to Col. Samuel Forman for property in Winser [sic], NJ, 1790 March 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of William Wallace to Richard Stockton for land in Princeton, NJ [for Abigail Stockton], 1791 March 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Affidavit for Christopher Harrison, 1792 March 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Edward Fisher to Benjamin Rush for property in Northunberland Co., PA, 1793 March 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Mark Thomson, Sheriff, to Rebecca Ming for property in Hardwick (now Oxford), NJ, 1794 February 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lease of John Clarkson to Joseph Bird for land in Roxbury, NJ, 1794 April 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of John Hedges to Isaac Anderson for land in Somerset Co., NJ, 1794 May 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Grant of property known as "Norwich" to Benjamin Rush, 1794 July 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lease of John Clarkson to Philip Schuyler for land in Roxbury, NJ, 1795 March 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of John Hedges to Isaac Anderson for land in Somerset County, NJ, 1795 May 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Grant from the Governor to Daniel Huger for 20,000 acres in Buncombe Co., NC, 1795 October 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of John & Mary Beatty to Anne Witherspoon [mold makes most of it illegible] [recorded], 1796 March 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Lachlan McIntosh to Jason Hopkins for property in St. David, Georgia, 1796 July 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Isaac Anderson to John Cheilan & Others for land in Somerset Co., NJ, 1796 October 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Daniel Huger & Others to Elias Boudinot & Richard Stockton for lands in North Carolina [registered], 1797 February 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of Robert Field to Richard Stockton for 2184£, 1797 April 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of Robert Field to Richard Stockton for 622£ 10S, 1798 November 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Will of John Clarkson, 1798 November 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Thomas Stockton to Peter Updike for land in Somerset Co., NJ, 1799 February 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Theodore Hopkins & Others to Robert Watts for property near New Brunswick, NJ, 1800 March 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Receipt for money paid by Richard Stockton to Robert Field, 1800 August 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Separation agreement between Captain James Steele and his wife Lydia, 1800 July 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Court case between Solomon Thomas and Robert Field, 1803 February 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Robert Watts to James Hamilton & John Couper for land in Georgia (recorded), 1803 February. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Transfer of funds from Lucius Horatio Stockton to Richard Stockton, 1804 April 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Joseph Levittree to Jonathan Schieffelin for land in Franklin Co., Ohio, 1804 October 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Joseph Levittree to Jonathan Schieffelin for land in Franklin Co., Ohio, 1804 October 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Documents relating to Jonathan Rhea's sale of "White Hill" to Richard Stockton, 1804 November 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of John Palmer to Andrew Hunter for property near Princeton, NJ, 1805 November 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Account of Robert Field with Richard Stockton, 1806 April. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of Lucius Horatio Stockton with Richard Stockton for 2,000£, 1806 August 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of Lucius Horatio Stockton with Richard Stockton for 1,000£, 1806 December 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Receipts from Richard Stockton for shares in Delaware Bridge, 1805-1807. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of Lucius Horatio & Richard Stockton to John Holmes for $8,000, 1807 April 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lease of Richard Stockton to Robert Field for "White Hill", 1808 March 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of Peter Hunt to William Edgar for $20,000, 1808 June 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of Joseph & Garrat Storey with Matthew Rue for $1389.36, 1809 January 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Court Case of Goerge Roselle vs. Nathan Combes, 1809 December 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Quit Claim of Jonathan Schieffelin to Ralph Phillips & Jonas Stanbery for land in Franklin Co., Ohio, 1811 September 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Jonas Stanbery to Ralph Phillips for land as described therein, 1814 October 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Henry Van Pelt to Richard Stockton for "Tusculum" in Montgomery, NJ, 1815 May 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of Henry Van Pelt with Richard Stockton for $9,333.32, 1815 May 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Power of Attorney assigned by John Brown to Charles Budd, 1815 July 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Walter & Mrs. Beaumont to William Clarkson for property in New Jersey, 1815 November 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Will and other Documents of James Pierson, 1815. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Provenance of the property known as "Springdale", 1815. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Map of property subdivisions in Franklin Co., Ohio (recorded), 1817 May 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Nathan Price to Reuben Tucker & Evan Evans for land in Sussex Co., NJ, 1819 September 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Case of John B. Livingston vs. Thomas Givvons, 1821. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Ralph Phillips for Lewis W. R. Phillips for land near Franklinton, Ohio, 1823 January 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Plea of trespass of Richard Stockton against William Halsey, 1823 September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bill of sale of Elizabeth Stockton to Charles Coxe for household goods, 1824 May 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Thomas Sherman to his son Thomas Sherman for land in Howell, NJ, 1824 June 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Lewis W. R. Phillips to Richard Stockton for property in Franklin Co., Ohio (recorded), 1826 May 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Testimony from the Court of Common Please of Franklin Co., Ohio for Ralph Phillips and Lewis W. R. Phillips, 1826 May 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed (Lease) of Lucius Horatio Stockton to Richard Stockton for property near Rocky Hill, NJ, 1826 July 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Lucius Horatio Stockton to Richard Stockton for property in Montgomery, NJ, 1827 January 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes [5] from Lucius Horatio Stockton to Richard Stockton, 1827. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Statement of Sales of Spotswood Lands, 1827. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Will of H. M. Stockton, 1828 July 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of the Executors of Richard Stockton to Isaac Field for property in Mansfield, NJ, 1829 May 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of the Executors of Richard Stockton to Isaac Field for Property in Mansfield, NJ, 1829 May 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Release of Lucius Horatio Stockton to Richard Stockton for land in Montgomery, NJ, 1820 January 25-1829 January 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of James Maugham to Robert F. Stockton & William B. Stockton for property in Glynn Co., Georgia, 1831 December 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Quit Claim Deed of Thomas Shearman & wife to Joseph Mount for property in Howell, NJ, 1832 June 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

An act to incorporate the Fluvanna Mining Company, 1835 February 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of Juliet C. Washington & Samuel Bayard to Robert F. Stockton for $25,000, 1835 October 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of George S. Pepper to John McCrea for land in Philadelphia, PA, 1836 May 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Henry Ogden & William Emmet to Robert F. Stockton for land in Red River, Arkansas, 1836 October 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of John Brown & John McCrea to Joseph Cowperthwaite for property in Philadelphia, PA, 1837 November 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lease of Jacob W. Seitzinger & Others to Robert B. Neligh for property in Norwegian, PA, 1838 April 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Will of Samuel Bayard, 1840 February 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Joseph & Mrs. Cowperthwaite to Robert F. Stockton for property in Philadelphia (recorded), 1840 April 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Receipt of William Forman to Robert F. Stockton for services rendered, 1841 December 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Anderson Hughes to George Fisher for land in Goochland and Fluvanna Cos., GA (recorded), 1845 July 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Receipts to various people, 1846-1849. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sale of part of mine from John B. Morgan to Knowles Taylor, 1848 May 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Memorandum of Agreement for sale of land in Spotsylvania, VA, 1848 June 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of David K. Pulliam to Robert F. Stockton for land in Spotsylvania, VA, 1848 June 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Joseph Alsop to Robert F. Stockton for land in Spotsylvania, VA w/diagram, 1848 June 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Agreement to mine of Anderson Hughes with Robert F. Sotckton for land in Fluvanna & Goochland Cos., VA, 1848 August 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of the Days to Robert F. Stockton for $600, 1848 August 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sale of part of a lease of the Morrison Mine from George Fisher to Benjamin Cason, 1848 September 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Anderson Hughes & the Fishers to Robert F. Stockton for property in Goochland and Fluvanna Cos., VA, 1848 September 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Promissory note from Robert F. Stockton to the Fishers for $5,000, 1848 September 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Richard H. Pulliam to Robert F. Stockton for land in Spotsylvania, VA, 1848 October 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of George Fisher to Robert F. Stockton for land in Fluvanna and Goochland Cos., VA, 1848 November 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Agreement of Anderson Hughes & Others with Robert F. Stockton, 1848 December 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Agreement for sale of mine between Anderson Hughes and Robert F. Stockton in Fluvanna Co., VA, 1848 December 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Agreement re: Samuel W. Stockton's possession of Morven in Princeton, NJ, 1869 January 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Agreement between D. W. K. Bowles and Robert F. Stockton re: Fluvanna mine, VA, 1849 February 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

An act incorporating the Northeast Gold Mining Company in Louisa Co., VA, 1849 March 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Agreement between George W. Fisher and Robert F. Stockton re: Louis County mine, 1849 March 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of D. W. K. Bowles & wife to Robert F. Stockton for land in Fluvanna & Goochland Cos., VA, 1849 April 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Agreement between George Fisher and Robert F. Stockton as the the Morrison Mine, 1849 August 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Agreement regarding the leasing of the Morrison Mine to Robert F. Stockton, 1849 December 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sale of interest in 2 leases from Benjamin Cason to Robert F. Stockton, 1849 December 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fragments of documents relating to the business of Robert F. Stockton, 1849-1850. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Release of Richard H. Pulliam to Robert F. Stockton for land in Spotsylvania, VA, 1850 February 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Agreement between Richard Stockton and Robert F. Stockton re: Springdale Farm, 1851 April 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Diagram of property plotted for Joseph Perkins, 1851 June 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Diagram of a plot of land in Fluvanna Co., VA, sold to Robert F. Stockton, 1853 May 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sale of gold mine by William H. Goode to Robert F. Stockton, 1853 June 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arbitration agreement between Joseph Holmes & Richard F. Stockton, 1854 November 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bond of Robert F. Stockton to James Potter & Richard S. Field for $80,000, 1857 October 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Deed of Robert F. Stockton & wife to James Potter & Richard S. Field for property in Wall, NJ, 1857 October 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Agreement between Robert F. Stockton & John P. Stockton re: the will of John Potter, 1858 July 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Statement of sale of goods from John P. Stockton to Robert F. Stockton, 1858 July 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Release of liens to Robert F. Stockton for property in Philadelphia, 1863 December. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Account of Robert F. Stockton with F. D. Howell, 1866. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Wills of Mary Ingram, Thomas Church and John Partridge, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Undated material, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence with individuals such as Elisha Boudinot, Charles Kinsey, and Mary Ashfield, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

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1 box

ALS from Mary Ashfield to Mr. Smith, 1757 September 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Als from Mark Benson to Robert F. Stockton, 1834 September 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS from William [?] to Susan Brown, 16 September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS from James Cook to Richard Stockton, 1846 March 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS to Dabney O. Day, 1848 July 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS from A. T. Hale to Robert F. Stockton, 1848 October 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

2 ALsS from Jacob Idler to William Idler, 1853. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS from John M. Herndon to Knowles Taylor, 1848 September 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS Charles Kinsey to Robert F. Stockton, 1829 May 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS from R. Montgomery Livingston to Richard Stockton [re: lawsuit], 1821 July 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS from Peak, Bradley Co. to Knowles Taylor, 1849 May 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS from Lucius Horatio Stockton to Robert F. Stockton & AN, 1824 January 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS from Richard Stockton to Elisha Boudinot, 1784 March 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

2 ALsS from Richard Stockton to Mary Stockton, 1807-1809. 1 folder.
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1 folder

9 ALsS to Robert F. Stockton in his capacity as U.S. Senator, 1851. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of an anonymous poem, dedicated to Mrs. L. V. B, a resolution of the Joint Board of the Delaware and Raritan Canal Company on the death of Robert F. Stockton, and a sermon.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

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1 box

Anonymous poem, dedicated to Mrs. L. V. B, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Resolution of the Joint Board of the Delaware & Raritan Canal Company on the death of Robert F. Stockton, 1866 November 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sermon (unidentified), 12 pp., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of bound manuscripts on deposit.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

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10 Volumes

Bradford, Susan Vergereau Boudinot (1764-1854), Commonplace Book, 1793-1846. 1 volume.
Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying and digital photography are not allowed for this volume.

Scope and Contents

The commonplace book (145 pages) contains copies of poems, sermons and articles by William Bradford, S.S. Smith, G. W. Doane, [S.] Blair, Richard Rush, and others, with some verses addressed to S. Bayard, Mrs. A. Stockton and Miss M. Stockton, with frontispiece of an engraving of James Bogie and bookplate of Samuel W. Pennypacker. The spine title is: "Commonplace Book, Susan V. Bradford, 1793-1846."

Physical Description

1 volume

Shields, Charles W. (Charles Woodruff), 1825-1904. Shields, Charles Woodruff (1825-1904), "Philosophia Ultima" Notebook, 1861-1872. 1 volume.
Scope and Contents

The notebook contains an autograph draft (68 pages), proofs and a first pamphlet edition of Shields' book Philosophia Ultima (1861), also includes a draft and proofs for "Project of the Ultimate Philosophy: Prolegomena," a printed resolution about fund-raising for what became Shields' professorship to promote the instruction of the harmony of science and revealed religion, with a printed "Communication to the Trustees of the College of New Jersey from the Professor of the Harmony of Science and Revealed Religion," (1872) by Shields.

Physical Description

1 volume

Stockton, Annis Boudinot (1736-1801), "Colonial and Revolutionary Poems", circa 1759-1777. 1 volume.
Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying and digital photography are not allowed for this volume.

Scope and Contents

The bound volume (69 pages) includes verses entitled "An Ode," "Epistle to Mr. S.," "On the Death of General Montgomery," "Lucinda and Aminta?," etc., has bookplate and note (1894) on fly-leaf by Samuel W. Pennypacker saying these were the only early poems Annis Stockton was able to preserve after the British destroyed Stockton's library, note inserted by Henry Stimson, 1894. The spine title is "Colonial and Revolutionary Poems."

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1 volume

Stockton, Annis (b. 1804?) Commonplace Book, 1819-1822. 1 volume.
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Commonplace book (120 pages), Princeton and New Bedford, contains copies of verse compiled from various sources, bookplate of Bayard Stockton. The cover title is "Annis Stockton, 1819."

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Stockton, Richard, VI (1824-1876), "Letters and Journal", 1837-1854. 1 volume.
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Letter book (194 pages) containing copies of correspondence (81 letters) between Richard Stockton and his tutor, Joseph Addison Alexander (1809-1860), Class of 1826, between 1837 and 1841, as a composition exercise, also contains a daily journal of 99 pages, 1838-1840, kept at the request of Alexander, and some miscellaneous notes, 1842-1854.

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Stockton, Richard, VI (1824-1876), "Lectures on Natural Philosophy Delivered by Prof. Joseph Henry, L.L.D. & Taken down by Richard Stockton, 1842-1843, No. 1", 1843. 1 volume.
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Bound volume (171 pages) containing Stockton's notes on Henry's lectures including drawings of steam engines and other scientific apparatus, inside front cover has pasted in a pencil portrait of [Richard Stockton?] signed by James H. Cuthbert (Class of 1843).

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Stockton, Richard, VI (1824-1876), "Lectures on Natural Philosophy Delivered by Prof. Joseph Henry, L.L.D. & Taken Down by Richard Stockton, 1843, No. 2", 1843. 1 volume.
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Bound volume containing Stockton's notes (pages 1-33) on Henry's lectures and copies of "legal forms" and notes and clippings on various court cases, pages 34-129.

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1 volume

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Stockton, Robert Field (1795-1866), "Appointments, Orders, Etc.", 1843 August 12-1847 February 16. 1 volume.
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Letter book (527 pages) containing copies of Stockton's letters as commander of the steamers Princeton and the Congress during the War with Mexico (1845-1848), and as governor of the territory of California, includes letters to George Bancroft, Edward F. Beale, Anthony Ten Eyck, John B. Sloat, James K. Polk, and others, also copies of speeches to King Kamehameha of Hawaii and to the "People of California," with bookplate of Bayard Stockton. Full spine title is: "Appointments, Orders, Etc. by Commodore Robert F. Stockton, Aug. 12, 1843 to Feb. 16, 1847."

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Stockton, Robert Field (1795-1866), "Letters", 1845-1863. 1 volume.
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Bound letter book (205 pages) containing copies of 227 business letters, 1845-1863, on behalf of Stockton by his agent, William H. Gatzner, from Philadelphia, includes letters to James A. Bayard, Thomas Fitzpatrick, L. C. Levin, John R. Thomson, John Jacob Astor, William B. Astor, Reverdy Johnson, John H. Latrobe, John Young Mason, Robert Field Stockton, and others.

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Woodruff, Hannah (fl. 1823), Commonplace Book, 1821-1902. 1 volume.
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Commonplace book (163 pages) containing poetry by Hannah Woodruff, signed and dated 1821 to 1824, and poetry, 1823-1834, inscribed by friends and relatives (some from New Albany, Indiana) such as Julia Mitchel, Mary C. Paxon, Joanna Shields, P. S. Shields, and others, with an autograph letter, 1902, by Emma Carlton to her cousin Charles Woodruff Shields, 2 funeral invitations, 1852, and clippings. The fly-leaf is inscribed, "Miss Hannah Woodruff, Newark, New Jersey, March 1823."

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