Philip Carteret Collection
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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Philip Carteret was the first governor (1672-1682) of New Jersey.
The collection consists primarily of autograph letters written by Philip Carteret. Seven of the letters were written by Carteret to his mother and brother Peter, governor of North Carolina. In his letters, Carteret describes his debts and asks for money and aid in settling his financial affairs. He also makes observations about his family, including quarrels with his uncle, Sir George Carteret. Another letter, written by Carteret's wife, Elizabeth, announces his death. Translated typed transcripts are provided. Additional materials include a document in French dated 1677, and other letters relating to Carteret claims on New Jersey lands, 1821-1824
Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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- Access Restrictions
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.
ALS. 2 pp. Folio.Physical Description