Samuel Beach Family 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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Samuel Beach graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in October, 1783, and was a tutor there (1783-1785).
The collection consists of correspondence and documents (1783-1793) of Samuel Beach, and items (1823-1884) relating to the Beach and Jones families. Family correspondence dates from the latter half of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Included are a letter to Beach's father, W. Enoch Beach, a letter to Mrs. H. Beach describing college life, a letter to John Croes, and one to Rev. W. Green. It also includes a letter from Paul L. Jones to the cashier of the Mechanics Bank; a letter from C. Van Rensselaer to his brother, the Rev. Samuel Beach Jones; and two letters from Keating Simons, chairman of the Bank of South America. Documents included are the certificate of Samuel Beach's membership in the American Philosophical Society, signed by its president, Benjamin Franklin; his diploma from the College of New Jersey, dated 7 October 1783; a certificate of membership in the American Whig Society, dated 2 September 1783; an obituary of Samuel Beach; and an address at his funeral (May 15, 1793) at the Old Independent Church, in Charleston, South Carolina, by the Rev. Dr. Heith.
Arranged alphabetically by family member.
The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.
Much of the collection was a gift of Samuel Beach Jones, Princeton Class of 1943, on March 7, 1995.
The 1783 letter to John Croes was a gift of Alexander Graham.
Finding aid written by James Flannery in January 11, 2006. Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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- Access Restrictions
This 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.