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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.
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.
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Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 in 2013.
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- Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration -- 17th century.
- Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration -- 18th century.
- New Jersey -- Constitutional History -- 17th century.
- New Jersey -- Constitutional History -- 18th century.
- New Jersey -- Constitutional History -- 19th century.
- New Jersey -- Constitutional History -- 20th century.
- New Jersey -- Governors -- Powers and duties -- 17th century.
- New Jersey -- Governors -- Powers and duties -- 18th century.
- New Jersey -- Governors -- Powers and duties -- 19th century.
- New Jersey -- Governors -- Powers and duties -- 20th century.
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