Guide to the Stelle Family Papers 1810-1864 MG 1646


Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information

Container List

Stelle Papers

Guide to the Stelle Family Papers
MG 1646
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Processed by Evan Panayi, June 2006.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. June 2006. 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: Stelle family.
Title: Stelle Family Papers
Dates: 1810-1864
Abstract: This collection contains various documents pertaining to the 19the century land transactions and financial deals of tthe Stelle family, a Middlesex County, NJ based family.
Quantity: .33 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 1646

Biographical Note

During the early and middle 19th century, the Stelle Family was influential throughout central New Jersey. Benjamin Stelle, as well as the rest of the family, owned property in the New Brunswick and various other towns in Middlesex County and in the Pennsylvania towns of Crossingville, Cussewago, Westfield, Saegertown, and Middlebook. In addition to Benjamin, other members of the Stelle family mentioned are James, Samuel, Elizabeth and Joseph.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains various materials pertaining to the business transactions of the Stelle family. There are various maps and land surveys which contain information regarding the ownership of various property in the Stelle Family area. There are also court receipts that document a number of business transactions with the Stelle Family. There are also many documents having to do with monetary transactions, records and budget decisions the Stelle Family had made during the early and middle parts of the 19th century. Although the majority of the information mentions the Stelle Family, there are a number of other families whose names reoccur. These families would include McBride, Seager, Ackerman and Randolph. There are a number of other families mentioned, however, the ones stated above appear the most.

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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

This collection contains many fragile documents, please handle with care.

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:
Stelle, Benjamin.
Subject Topics:
Land sales–New Jersey–Middlesex County.
Land sales–Pennsylvania.
Subject Places:
Middlesex County (N.J.)
New Brunswick (N.J.)
Document Types:
Financial documents.
Letters (Correspondence)

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 927, Oliver B. Leonard (1839-1918) Manuscript Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1646, Stelle Family Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Linda Schroth, 2005.

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Container List

Stelle Papers

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Receipts and Transactions 1819-1839
1 2 Receipts and Transactions 1840-1857
1 3 Land Surveys 1841-1846
1 4 Land Surveys 1847-1848
1 5 Letters and Correspondence 1822-1850
1 6 Letters and Correspondence 1951-1862
1 7 Budget, money and records information 1810-1830
1 8 Budget, money and records information 1831-1850
1 9 Budget, money and records information 1851-1864
1 10 Miscellaneous 1825-1837

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