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Princeton University Library Collection of Stockton Family Materials

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The collection consists of selected material of various members of the Stockton family of Princeton, New Jersey, ranging from a 1701 deed to notes on Nassau Inn written in 1942. Most prominently represented are Richard Stockton (Princeton Class of 1748, 1730-1781), Annis Boudinot Stockton (1736-1801), Richard Stockton (Princeton Class of 1779, 1764-1828), and Robert Field Stockton (1795-1866). Included are wills, deeds, correspondence between Stockton family members, letters to such persons as Benjamin Rush, Aaron Ogden, Phineas Bond, and Garret D. Wall, poems of Annis Boudinot Stockton, a deed of manumission (1829) for a slave belonging to R. F. Stockton, a letter (1917) by Theodore Roosevelt to J. Sterling Stockton, and miscellaneous legal papers. In addition, there is a note by Betsey Stockton, the educator and missionary, who, as a child, was a slave of Robert Stockton, and was given by him to his daughter upon her marriage to Reverend Ashbel Green, president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).

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.

Previously referred to as the "Stockton Family Additional Papers."

The collection was assembled from multiple purchases and gifts. Copy of letter from Edward Shippen to John Stockton is a gift of Philip G. Nordell. Letters from Robert Field Stockton to P.D. Brown and from Theodore Roosevelt to J. Sterling Stockton are a gift of Mrs. P.H. Gresh. 4 Letters purchased from Joseph J. Felcone, Inc. in 2002. Additional information is noted at the file-level.

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Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '2014 in 2012.

Finding aid updated by Kelly Bolding in August 2016.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Kelly Bolding
Finding Aid Date
2009
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Stockton, Abigail, (fl. 1700): Deed, 1714-1715. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stockton, Amey (fl. 1750): Receipt for Aaron Burr's Board and Washing, 1771 August 6. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stockton, Annis Boudinot (1736-1801): Miscellaneous Papers, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Empty as of 9/2002

Physical Description

1 folder

Stockton, Annis Boudinot: Deed to Denton's Place, 1796 December 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Annis Boudinot: Letter to Elizabeth Graeme Ferguson, 1779 July 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Annis B.: Correspondence to George Washington (Photostats), 1781-1789. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Annis Boudinot: Letter to Miss Graeme, 1769 January 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Annis Boudinot: Letter to Mary Stockton (Photocopy), 1790 September 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Annis Boudinot: Letter to Elias Boudinot (Photostat), 1781 October 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Annis Boudinot : Letters to Eliza Ferguson (Photostats), 1780-1781. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Annis Boudinot: Letter to Miss Laura Graeme, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Betsey: Letter to George Musgrave Giger, 1856 October 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Ebenezer (Class of 1780, d. 1837): Deed for Land, 1814 May 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Ebenezer and Vancleve, John (Class of 1797): Bill for Medical Services (Photostat), 1804. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Ebenezer: Deed of Land in Princeton, 1799 October 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Ebenezer: Indenture, 1799 July 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Ebenezer: Power of Attorney to John Lourey, 1832 February 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Ebenezer: Estate Accounting Records, 1838-1856. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Detailed account of the estate of Dr. Ebenezer Stockton, beginning after his death in 1837 and continuing to 1856.

Physical Description

1 folder28-page folio

Stockton, Emelia [Annis Boudinot]: Letter to Miss Laura Graeme (Photostat), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Francis B (fl. 1800): Letters to Benjamin Guild, 1815 March - April. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Frank R. (1834-1902): Letter to Stirling Stockton, Scribner's Monthly, 1874-1894. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Frank R.: Letter to J. B. Gilder, 1895 September 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Helen Hamilton: Letter to Fiske Kimball, 1932 April 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Helen Hamilton (fl. 1942): Facts about the Nassau Inn, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Helen Hamilton: Letter to Shirley H. Weber, 1942 November 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, J. Sterling: Letter by Theodore Roosevelt, 1917 March 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Job (fl. 1765): Deed for Property at Mt. Lucas, 1765 August 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Job: Deed for Property at Kingston, 1765 December 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Job: Two Deeds of Land to Robert Stockton, 1762-1765. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Job: Deed for Land near Princeton, 1766 March 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Job: Wills, 1765-1769. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, John (1701-1758): Deed (Photostat), 1754 March. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, John: Indenture, 1740 March 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, John: Certification of Land Agreement (Photostat), 1754 March. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, John (fl. 1770): Receipt signed by Richard Stockton, John Scott and Thomas Stockton, 1770 September 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, John I. (fl. 1780): Deed for Land, 1782 May 1. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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Stockton, John Potter (1826-1900, Class of 1843): Letters, 1884-1885. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stockton, John R. (fl. 1794): Deed for Land near Princeton, 1794 December 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Stockton, Joseph (fl. 1761): Receipt to Robert Stockton, 1761 February 3. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stockton, Lucius Horatio (Class of 1787, d. 1835): Letter to Thomas P. Johnson of Trenton, 1787 October 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Lucius Horatio: Letters to Joseph Olden of Trenton, 1807-1826. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert (fl. 1774): Articles of Agreement between Robert and Mary Stockton, 1774. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Rachel (fl. 1771): Last Will and Testament, 1771 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (fl. 1700): Wills, 1705-1709. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (fl. 1700): Deed to John Stockton for Land in Burlington, 1701 May 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781, Class of 1748): Letter to U.S. Congress, 1776 November 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Letter to Samuel Davies, 1758 August 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Letter to Eliza Ferguson, 1777 February 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Letter to James Kinsey, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1767 April 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Letter to J. D. Sergeant, 1774 June. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Letter to Anthony Walton White, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Letter to Annis Boudinot Stockton, 1778 November 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Letter to Annis Boudinot Stockton, 1778 December 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Letter to Trustees of the College of NJ, 1760 November 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Miscellaneous Papers, 1765-1775. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Sale of Land, 1760 May 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Extracts from Deeds, 1764-1765. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Photocopy of Deed, 1751-1764. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Deed and Receipt, 1759-1760. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Order for Payment to Mr. Davenport, 1768 January 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Order for Payment, 1770 October 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Will, Copy and Probate, 1780 May 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828, Class of 1779): Miscellaneous Papers, 1791-1821. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letter to Andrew Bell, 1827 December 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letters to Phineas Bond, 1795-1804. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letters to James Carnahan, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letter to Jonathan Dayton, 1790 March 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letter to Miss Ann Gibbons, 1816 July 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letters to Joseph Hopkinson, 1805-1819. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letter to Thomas P. Johnson, 1811 November 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letters to Aaron Ogden, 1798-1800. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letter to Col. Rhea, 1801 October 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letter to Walter Stone, 1783 May 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letter to Peter D. Vroom, 1821 November 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letters to Garret D. Wall, 1818-1826. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letter to Garret D. Wall, 1826 February 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letter to Daniel Webster, 1813. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letters to Mary (wife), 1789-1797. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Letter to Garret D. Wall, 1826. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Demand for Payment, 1786. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Notice of Trial of Richard Throckmorton vs. Jonathan Scoby, 1786 December 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Notice of Trial of Samuel Bayles vs. Daniel Bayles, 1788 September 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Legal Opinion on Will of James Dillon, 1789 July 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Warrant for Arrest of Jacob and Christopher Bergen, 1789 April 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Signed Note about Purchase of Land for G. Pharo, 1792 July 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Signed Attorney's Notes, 1797-1822. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Receipt for Skins, 1819 December 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Opinion on Cases relating to City Hall, New Brunswick, 1824 July 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Deed for Land near Princeton, 1827 November 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Extract from Will, 1828 April 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1764-1828): Opinion of Garrett D. Wall on R. Stockton's Will, 1838 September 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard (1730-1781): Attorney's Bill, 1774 April - 1775 April. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard: Judgement for Elisha Boudinot vs. Ichabad Sayre, 1775 February 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard: Miscellaneous Papers, 1860-1899. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Richard Sterling: Typed Genealogy, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert: Receipt to Richard Paterson, 1767 November 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert (fl. 1774): Report on Damage to College and Church at Princeton by Continental Army, 1777-1778. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert (fl. 1774): Deeds, 1786-1802. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert (fl. 1774): Leases for Property and Quitclaim, 1758-1790. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert (fl. 1774): Deed to William Young and Will, 1745-1787. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert Field (1795-1866): Signed Note to J. Andrews, 1833 September 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert Field: Letter to P. D. Brown, 1833 March 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert Field: Letters to Benjamin P. Howell, 1835. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert Field: Letter to Hon. Mr. Walker, 1848 February 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert Field: Letter from Charles Smith, 1861 November 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert Field: Letters to Daniel Webster (photostats), 1828-1837. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert Field: Deed of Manumission, 1829 July 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Stockton, Robert Field: Deed for John R. Thomson's Lot, 1842 November 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert Field: Deed for Land on Kingston-Blaumburg Road, 1843 February 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert Field: Sample Share Certificate of the Delaware and Raritan Canal Co., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Robert Field: Note about Tusculum Farm, 1836 March 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Samuel W. (fl. 1896): Deeds to Mary E. Scott, 1887-1896. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Sarah H. (fl. 1793): Quitclaim for Land near Princeton, 1793 November 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Susannah (fl. 1796): Deeds, 1796 December 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Stockton, Thomas: Receipt to Jonathan Sergeant for Construction Materials, 1792 June 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Green, James C.: Memorandum on Stockton Family, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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