Guide to the Rutgers College Collection 1814-1885 MG 374

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Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Arrangement
Restrictions
Access Points
Administrative Information

Container List

Letters and Lottery Tickets


Guide to the Rutgers College Collection
1814-1885
MG 374
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Inventory prepared by Althea Bernheim as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. February 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rutgers College (New Brunswick, N.J.)
Title: Rutgers College Collection
Dates: 1814-1885
Abstract: Contains letters and lottery tickets pertaining to Rutgers College (formerly Queens College). The bulk of correspondence is from Rutgers College administrators to representatives of the New Jersey Historical Society.
Quantity: 0.02 linear feet (7 items in 7 folders)
Collection Number: MG 374

Historical Note

Rutgers was first chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College, the eighth institution of higher learning to be founded in the colonies. The school opened its doors in New Brunswick in 1771 and during its early years, the college developed as a classic liberal arts institution.

In 1825, the name of the college was changed to honor a former trustee and Revolutionary War veteran, Colonel Henry Rutgers. In 1864, Rutgers College became the land-grant college of New Jersey. Rutgers College attained university status in 1924, and legislative acts in 1945 and 1956 designated all its divisions as The State University of New Jersey.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains letters and lottery tickets pertaining to Rutgers College (formerly Queens College). The bulk of correspondence is from Rutgers College administrators to representatives of the New Jersey Historical Society.

Correspondence includes the following individuals: William Henry Campbell, George Hammell Cook, C. C. Cuyler, I. W. Gillies, Alexander McClelland, William Nelson, Frederick W. Ricord, and Austin Scott.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Campbell, William Henry, 1808-1890.
Cook, George Hammell, 1818-1889.
Cuyler, C. C. (Cornelius Cuyler), d. 1909.
Gillies, I. W.
McClelland, Alexander, 1794-1864.
Nelson, William, 1847-1914.
Ricord, Frederick W. (Frederick William), 1819-1897.
Scott, Austin, 1848-1922.
Subject Organizations:
Queen’s College (New Brunswick, N.J.)
Rutgers College (New Brunswick, N.J.)
Rutgers University.
Subject Topics:
Education–United States–History–Sources.
Subject Places:
New Jersey–History–1775-1865.
Document Types:
Letters (correspondence)–New Jersey.
Lottery tickets–New Jersey.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 374, Rutgers College Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The New Jersey Historical Society purchased a portion of these items in 1957.

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Container List

Letters and Lottery Tickets

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Queen’s College Lottery Tickets 1814
1 2 Letter: Alexander McClelland to C.C. Cuyler 1818
1 3 Letter: William H. Campbell to Peter Walker 1855 Dec 19
1 4 Letter: William H. Campbell to [an unidentified friend] 1862 Sept 9
1 5 Letter: William H. Campbell to I.W. Gillies 1864 Mar 16
1 6 Letter: George H. Cook to Frederick W. Ricord 1884 Sept 30
1 7 Letter: Austin Scott to William Nelson 1885 Jan 13

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