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Field 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.

Overview and metadata sections

The collection consists of selected correspondence, documents, and a genealogy of the Field family of New Jersey. Members of the family include Mary Peale Field, her son Robert Field (Princeton Class of 1793), and his son Richard Stockton Field (Princeton Class of 1821). A long letter, dated 12 January 1777, by Mary Field to her sister, Mrs. Grace Parr, in Lancaster describes Revolutionary War activities around her home, White Hill Mansion, in what is now Fieldsboro, N.J.

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.

Various AM.

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Finding aid written by James Flannery on February 8, 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.

Collection Inventory

Letter from R.S. Field to L.J. Cist giving the address of Gov. William A. Newell, Obituary of R.S. Field, 1862 December 18. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Document to Jeremiah Halsey order to pay to Richard Stockton "six days after sight" "accepted Jeremiah Halsey", 1767 March 19. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter from Field to Jonathan Rhea giving authorization to sign Field's name to a certain article, 1802 October 14. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter from R.S. Field to Isaac H. Williamson about a case involving Mrs. Bullock, 1836 July 4. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter from M. Field to Mrs. Grace Parr about the Revolutionary War at this time around Trenton, Princeton, and Bordentown, 1777 January 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

DAR record of families who lived in Princeton 100 years ago along with Photographs, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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