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Stoddard Family Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Stoddard, Increase Billings, 1767-1849

The Stoddards were landowners and farmers in New York State and Connecticut.

The collection consists of selected documents of Increase Billings Stoddard and his father, Robert Stoddard. Included are two "Statement(s) of Lineage," or genealogies, of the Stoddard family. The first statement (1806) was written by Robert Stoddard for his son, Increase Billings Stoddard, and the second was written by Increase Billings Stoddard for his son, Increase Stoddard. Other documents include an autograph warrant signed by Increase B. Stoddard, dated 1822, for the imprisonment of Nicholas J. Morris; an article of agreement for Henry Goble to lease a parcel of land from Stoddard; a receipt signed by Daniel Bodle for the schooling of Stoddard's children; an indenture of Hester Hall to the Stoddard family, listing her terms of apprenticeship; and an assessment of Stoddard property signed by the assessor Lewis Van Inwegen, dated July 30, 1839.

Arranged by accession number.

Gift of Mrs. Albert Miller of Trenton, New Jersey, in May 1948 (AM13669-13678).

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This collection was processed by Dina Britain on September 27, 2007. Finding aid written by Lauren Kustner on November 12, 2007. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

"Statement of Lineage", 1806 August 13. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Statement of Lineage to Increase Stoddard, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Warrant of Commitment to Increase Stoddard, 1822 September 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Article of Agreement and receipt for schooling from Daniel Bodle to Increase Stoddard, 1825 April 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Indenture of Hester Hall, 1821 August 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Document from Lewis Vaninwiggen, assessor of Stoddard property, 1839 July 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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