Stevens family papers, 1663-1959.

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Stevens family. Stevens family papers, 1663-1959.

Stevens family papers, 1663-1959.

This collection contains the papers of the Stevens Family, covering the years 1663 to 1959. The papers include business and financial records, legal records, as well as personal papers belonging to various members of the Stevens Family. The bulk of the papers mainly belong to Basil Stevens (fl.1818-1843), Edwin A. Stevens (1795-1868), Francis B. Stevens (d. 1908), Hon. John Stevens (1715-1792), Colonel John Stevens (1749-1838), Richard Stevens (1723-1802), and Robert L. Stevens (1787-1856). In addition to various members of the Stevens Family, documents by or pertaining to other prominent figures in New Jersey, and United States history are included in the papers. They include James Alexander, William Alexander (Lord Stirling), John Jacob Astor, Goldsborow Banyor, Thomas Bartow, Clement Biddle, Horace Binney, Joseph Bloomfield, Elias Boudinot, David Brearley, Aaron Burr (1756-1836), Philip Carteret, DeWitt Clinton, George Clinton, Cadwallader David Colden, John Colt, John Redman Coxe, and William Coxe, Mahlon Dickerson, Philemon Dickerson, Jonathan Elmer, Lewis Evans, Theodosius Fowler, William Franklin, Robert Fulton, and Moore Furman. Also: Alexander Hamilton, William Churchill Houston, Peter Augustus Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James G. King, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, John Lawrence, Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Robert R. Livingston, William Livingston, James Madison, Robert Hunter Morris, David Ogden, Ferdinand John Paris, Elisha Parker, James Parker, William Paterson (1745-1806), Charles Read, Moses Rogers, Nicholas Roosevelt, Perez Rowley, Richard Rush, Walter Rutherfurd, John Smyth, William Thornton, Robert Treat, and John Waddell.

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Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848

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John Jacob Astor organized the American Fur Company in 1808, and the Pacific Fur Company in 1810. In the spring of 1811 he established a post at Astoria on the Columbia River, but sold it to British interests in 1813. By 1817 Astor had gained control of all the Mississippi Valley posts of the Northwest and Southwest Companies. The Columbia Fur Company, one of Astor's major competitors, was absorbed in 1827. By 1834 Astor tired of the fur business and sold all of his interests. From t...

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Brearly, David, 1745-1790

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Stevens Institute of Technology

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The Stevens Institute of Technology was founded in 1870 in Hoboken, New Jersey following the death of Edwin Stevens, who, in his will, donated the money to establish an engineering school that would bear the family name. Harvey Nathaniel Davis was inaugurated as Stevens Institute of Technology's third president in 1928. He would guide the Institute through both a great depression and World War before stepping down in 1951. Today there is a dormitory named after Davis at Stevens to commemorate hi...

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Colt, John, 1786-1883

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Smyth, John, 1722-1786

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Franklin, William, 1731-1813

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Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864

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New Jersey. Legislature

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Stevens, Robert Livingston, 1787-1856

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Robert Livingston Stevens (born October 18, 1787, Hoboken, NJ–d. April 20, 1856, Hoboken, NJ) was an American inventor and steamship builder who served as president of the Camden and Amboy Railroad in the 1830s and 1840s. In 1807, the Stevens and his father built the Phœnix, a steamboat which became the first to navigate the ocean successfully when she traveled from New York City to the Delaware River in 1809. ...

Morris, Robert Hunter, approximately 1700-1764

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Stevens, John, 1749-1838

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United States. Work Projects Administration

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Alexander, James, 1691-1756

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Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey

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Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843

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Coxe, William, 1762-1831

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William Coxe (1762-1831), a pomologist, was one of the foremost fruit growers in America who experimented with new varieties of fruits at his home in Burlington, New Jersey. He collected specimens from the United States and abroad. A view of the cultivation of fruit trees in America is classic of American pomological literature. It is considered by many specialists as the illustrative evidence of fruit culture during the colonial and revolutionary period of the new American nation. William A. Ta...

Stevens, Richard, 1723-1802

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Stevens, John, 1716-1792

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Livingston, William, 1723-1790

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William Livingston was born in Albany, New York, on November 30, 1723. After graduation from Yale College in 1741, he practiced law in New York. In 1772 he moved to Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), New Jersey. He served as a member of the Continental Congress from 1774-1776 and also served as a brigadier general in the New Jersey militia. From 1776 until his death in 1790 Livingston served as governor of New Jersey. In 1787 he was a delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention and was a signe...

Furman, Moore, 1728-1808

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Moore Furman was deputy quartermaster general of New Jersey in the Revolution. From the description of Moore Furman collection, 1793-1808. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 64452143 ...

Rush, Richard, 1780-1859

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) Richard Rush (1780-1859) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Princeton University, he was a lawyer before beginning his political care...

Houston, William Churchill, approximately 1746-1788

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Houston was a delegate to the Continental Congress and Constitutuional Convention from New Jersey. He was a professor (1771-1783) at the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) and lawyer -- Walton from Georgia was in the Continental Congress, (1776-1778), served as Governor of Georgia (1779-1780), the U.S. Congress (1780-1871), served as Chief Justice of Georgia (1783-1789), Governor of Georgia (1789-1790) and in the U.S. Senate (1795-1796). From the description of [Docum...

Paterson, William, 1745-1806

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Patterson immigrated from Ireland as a child, and practiced law from 1769. He was attorney general of New Jersey (1776-1783), a member of the Constitutional Convention (1787), and associate justice of the Supreme Court (1793-1806). From the description of Letters to George Simpson, 1796, 1806. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339803 William Paterson (1745-1806), was a prominent New Jersey attorney, senator (1789), and governor (1791) who became an associa...

Hoboken Steamboat Ferry Company

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Lawrence, John, -1796

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Lawyer and justice of the peace of Burlington, N.J. From the description of Papers of John Lawrence, 1765-1771. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069576 ...

Rogers, Moses, 1779-1821

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Treat, Robert, approximately 1622-1710

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Camden and Amboy Railroad and Transportation Company

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Incorporated 1830. From the description of Freight bill, 1856 June 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70975359 Railroad and steamboat company owned by the Stevens family. From the description of Letterbook, 1846-1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270283 From the description of Letterbook, 1846-1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 17158343 ...

Parker, James, 1725-1797

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James Parker (1725-1797), the son of Janet Johnstone (d.1741) and John Parker (1693-1732), served on the northern frontier during the French and Indian War as a young man. Sometime after 1746, he left the army and partnered with Beverly Robinson and Andrew Johnston in a mercantile business. The company traded with the West Indies and in 1750-1751, Parker traveled to Jamaica for business reasons. Soon after this trip he settled in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to manage the family estate, which include...

Stevens, Edwin A. (Edwin Augustus), 1795-1868

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Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

Read, Charles, 1739-1783

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