Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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Harold E. Pickersgill was an American jurist and New Jersey historian.
The collection consists of Pickersgill's correspondence, historical papers of New Jersey collected by him, and newspaper clippings. Included are correspondence with historical societies and individuals interested in New Jersey history; 19th-century speeches, including two Fourth of July orations given in Perth Amboy by Mayor Solomon Andrews; a description of deeds in the Henry Reeves estate; an unpublished, typed manuscript (carbon) of a history of newspaper publishing in New Jersey; and a typed transcript of board meeting minutes entitled "East New Jersey's Proprietors Journal, 1685-1705." There are also genealogical notes on the Jennings family of New Jersey and the Vroomans of New York.
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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '15 in 2013.
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