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Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey

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

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Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-1980

Princeton University Librarian (1940-1952) and professor of history, Julian P. Boyd, was the founding editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson publishing project. He conceived the idea in 1943 while serving as the historian of the Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial Commission. Boyd held other influential positions in major American historical organizations and societies

The collection consists of copies of fundamental legal instruments of government (1664-1961) under which people have lived in New Jersey for the last 300 years. The collection contains concessions, agreements, and constitutions together with instructions from Queen Anne to Edward Hyde, Viscount Cornbury, who was colonial governor of New York and New Jersey (1702-1708). These copies were gathered by Julian P. Boyd for the book Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey (1964), which he edited.

Arranged chronologically.

As part of the New Jersey Tercentenary celebration (1664-1964), the state inaugurated a publishing project to produce a series of books about itself, the New Jersey Historical Series. Governor Richard J. Hughes invited Julian P. Boyd to edit Fundamental Laws and Constitutions of New Jersey, which appeared in 1964 as Volume 17 in the Series. This box of copies was used by Boyd in that project.

Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 in 2013.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2009
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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

Concessions and Agreements of the Sons and Proprietors of the Province of New Cesaria or New Jersey, 1664-1665. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Declaration of the True Intent and Meaning of the Lords Proprietors and Explanation, 1672 December 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Concessions and Agreements of the Proprietors, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Province of West New Jersey, 1676 March 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fundamental Agreements of 1681, 1681. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Commission of Governor Cornbury, 1702 August 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Instructions to Governor Cornbury, 1702 August 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Constitution of New Jersey, 1776. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Constitution of 1844, 1844. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Constitution of 1844: Amendments of 1875, 1897, 1927 and 1939, 1875-1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Constitution of 1947: Amendments of 1953, 1957, 1958, 1960 and 1961, 1953-1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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