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Thomas Picton 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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Picton, Thomas, 1775 or 1776-1861

Rev. Thomas Picton was the principal of Woodbury Academy in Gloucester County, N.J. He was awarded an honorary degree from The College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), in 1811.

The collection consists of three sermons and one letter by Rev. Thomas Picton. On the first page of the first and second sermons, Picton recorded dates, names, and locations of baptisms that he performed or sermons that he preached. The first sermon (11 leaves), based on Psalm 58:11, bears the date of a baptism performed on Sept. 11, 1768; the second sermon (12 leaves) is on Haggai 1:7 and has a date of a baptism performed on June 11, 1771. The third sermon (4 leaves, undated) is based on 2 Cor. 13-14. In a letter to Samuel Ladd Howell, dated Westfield, Dec. 24, 1807, Picton discusses the possibility of succeeding Prof. Andrew Hunter, Jr. (Princeton Class of 1772) as professor of mathematics at the College of New Jersey.

Folders are organized by date.

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.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '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

Sermon: Haggai 1:7, 12 Leaves, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sermon: Psalm 58:11, 11 Leaves, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sermon: 2 Corinthians 13-14, 4 Leaves, circa 1779. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to Samuel L. Howell, 24 December 1807. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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