Ewing 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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Charles Ewing, jurist, was born in Burlington County, N.J., on July 8, 1780, and died in Trenton, N.J., on August 5, 1832. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1798, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1802, and practiced in Trenton. In 1812 he became a counselor, and from 1824 till his death was chief justice of New Jersey. Ewing Township was named after him. His father, James Ewing, was mayor of Trenton from 1797 to 1803.
The collection consists of selected correspondence and documents of Charles Ewing, his father (James Ewing), and his son (James Ewing). Correspondents include James W. Alexander, James Carnahan, Thomas P. Johnson, and Peter Dumont Vroom. Some of the documents are signed by James Stevenson, John Phillips, and Garret D. Wall. There is also an 1844 Princeton and Kingston Branch Turnpike Company stock certificate made out to James Ewing, signed by the president and treasurer of the company.
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.
Finding aid written by James Flannery on February 7, 2006. 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.