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Peter Goelet Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 92 G55

Scope and Contents

Papers of the Goelet family of Amsterdam and New York, N. Y. Includes invoice, 1762, of Jacob Goelet at Amsterdam; and letters, 1763-1779, to Peter Goelet from merchants in Bristol and London, England (including Quakers), concerning goods, finances, and the American Revolution. Also includes receipt, 1879, signed by John Adams Dix; letter, 1882, from Henry V. Poor concerning routes of travel from Terre Haute [Ind.] to New York City; copy of letter of G. F. R. Henderson concerning Richard S. Ewell and a commonplace book, 1793-1861; grant for a War of 1812 service and a 1777 pardon of John Earle by George III.

Dates

  • 1762-1886
  • Majority of material found in 1770-1779

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

31 items.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

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Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gift

Physical Description

31 items.

Processing Information:

Processed by Ellen Strong in 1992.
Title
Guide to the Peter Goelet Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
Date
2007-07-27
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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