Boggs family papers, 1737-1950.


Boggs family. Boggs family papers, 1737-1950.

Boggs family papers, 1737-1950.

This collection consists of the papers of the Boggs family, as well as the allied Blauvelt, Kearny and Lawrence families. The materials range in date from 1737 to 1950, and include correspondence; composition notebooks; diaries; estate, financial and legal papers; genealogies; and musical scores. Also included in the collection are estate papers for various individuals, Robert Hunter Morris, Robert Morris, (ca. 1745-1815) and Michael Kearny (1725-1797), that were maintained by Robert Boggs (1766-1831) in his duties as executor and attorney in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Included are letters and documents of: John S. Blauvelt, Joseph Bloomfield, Christina Newton Boggs, James Boggs, Charles J. Bonaparte, Joseph P. Bradley, Roswell L. Colt, W.H. Corbin, John Jacob Faesch, Richard Stockton Field, D. Frelinghuysen, James L. Graham, Henry Woodhull Green, John W. Griggs, Alexander Hamilton, John Heard, Peter A. Jay, Lawrence Kearny, Elisha Lawrence, John Lawrence, Thomas Lawrence, Robert R. Livingston, Frank T. Lloyd, John Longstreet, John Moore, Robert Morris, James S. Nevius, David Ogden, Charles S. Olden, James Parker, Robert E. Peary, William Pennington, Henry C. Pitney, Robert Ray, Anthony Reckless, Theodore Roosevelt, Bayard Stockton, Charles E. Strong, John C. Ten Eyck, John Vanderbilt, Garret Voorhees, Peter D. Vroom, Garret D. Wall, Marcus L. Ward, Anthony White, Charles Wilkes, Peter Wilson, Joshua G. Wright, William Alexander, Lord Stirling.

5 linear ft. (9 boxes)

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