Thomas Naylor Stanford 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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A New York City publisher and bookseller, Stanford published The Citizens Directory and Strangers Guide Through the City of New York (1814).
The collection consists of selected correspondence, documents, and ephemera relating to Stanford or family members or friends. Included are four letters by Stanford to James Chapman (1785-1857), rector; one letter by James Matlock (1775-1840), New Jersey congressman; two Civil War letters by Stanford's son, one (1865) from Fort Pocahontas, Virginia; one letter by Burgess Allison (1753-1827), chaplain of U.S. House of Representatives; and a copy of Stanford's engraved bookplate. There are also signed receipts for payments made by Stanford for such things as house rent, taxes, coal, a coach, several picture frames, subscriptions to the Ladies' Literary Cabinet, and a donation to the Association for the Relief of Respectable, Aged, Indigent Females; a receipt for a portrait of Stanford signed by the New Jersey portrait painter John Paradise (1783-1833); and a ferrotype portrait of "cousin Elizabeth Andrew."
The folders are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, followed by subjects.
Purchased in Janaury 2008.
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.
- 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.