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Corson 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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Corson, Theodore.

From the documents in the collection, Theodore Corson appears to have been a farmer living in the Cape May Court House area of New Jersey in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

The collection consists of nineteenth-century correspondence and documents of members of the Corson family, particularly Theodore Corson, of Cape May Court House, New Jersey. The documents include receipts and bills for groceries, lumber, cloth, clothing, farm equipment, freight bills of the West Jersey Railroad Company, and magazine subscriptions.

Arranged by accession number.

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.


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Finding aid written by James Flannery on January 26, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

Receipted bills for groceries, lumber, cloth, and clothes, arm implements, etc., circa 1860-1890. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Receipts from sales of Pine ties, blueberries, and potatoes, 1890-1892. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Freight bills from West Jersey Railroad Company, 1 towing bill from owners if Schooner Mary J. Douglas, 1890-1892. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Receipts for tuition, doctors or undertakers services, etc. and several magazine subscriptions, 1861-1893. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Four letters, inventory of personal estate of Franklin Ludlam, miscellaneous, 1862-1872. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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