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New Jersey Historical Society

CPC Catalog > Organization: New Jersey Historical Society

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52 Park Pl

Newark, NJ 07102

Description:

The New Jersey Historical Society is a state-wide, private, non profit historical museum, library, and archives dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the rich and intricate political, social, cultural and economic history of New Jersey to the broadest possible audiences. Founded in 1845, we are the oldest cultural institution in the state. Through exhibitions, publications, and programming, we examine who and what we are, what it means to live and work in New Jersey, what contributes to New Jersey's distinct identity, and what are the unique contributions New Jerseyans make to the region and the country.

Through the history of New Jersey - a quintessentially American place - the Historical Society promotes exploration of our cultures, past and present. As we challenge and inspire people to grow as learners and thinkers, we strive to make a difference in their lives.

Categories:

Collections:
Garret A. Hobart Papers, 1880-1900
Walter N. Eastburn Collection, 1743-1956
Savage Family Papers, 1758-1938

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Garret A. Hobart Papers, 1880-1900

Hobart, Garret A. (Garret Augustus), 1844-1899. U.S. vice president during the first McKinley administration. Correspondence and other papers, including letters of Grover Cleveland and William T. Sherman.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/70954705

Size
13 items

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Walter N. Eastburn Collection, 1743-1956

Eastburn, Walter N., collector. Correspondence of Elias Boudinot, Aaron Burr, Grover Cleveland, Jonathan Dayton, Hamilton Fish (1808-1893), Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, Lindley M. Garrison, John W. Griggs, J.J. Janeway, John Litzel, Robert Hunter Morris, Alvin H. Parker, William Paterson, William Pitney, Ann Robertson, Samuel L. Southard, Richard Stockton, Garret D. Wall, and Woodrow Wilson.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/70954618

Size
66 items

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

- Woodrow Wilson

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Savage Family Papers, 1758-1938

The Savage Family descended from Thomas Savage (1608-1682), who emigrated from England to Boston, Massachusetts in 1635. Samuel Phillips Savage, his great-grandson, insured vessels and cargo in Boston's shipping business and lived in Weston, Massachusetts. He was an active patriot who was President of the Massachusetts Board of War and involved in the Boston Tea Party. Joseph Savage (b. June 13, 1756), fought in the American Revolution as captain of a Massachusetts Artillery Company during the Battle of Yorktown. He remained in the army until 1792 and then settled in Berwick, Maine where he was a justice of the peace. George Washington Savage (1819-1893) settled in Rahway, Union County, New Jersey in 1852.

The papers consist of the correspondence, legal documents, clippings, legal documents, and invitations of the Savage family, in particular George Washington Savage, Joseph Savage, and Samuel Phillips Savage. The correspondence is largely made up of letters between Joseph Savage and his father, Samuel Phillips Savage while the former was a captain in the army from 1782-1792; and of the letters between George Washington Savage and his wife Elizabeth C. (Marbacher) Savage during her trip to England and France in 1886. The letters include one George Washington Savage from Grover Cleveland thanking him for his congratulations on the presidential nomination. an one from John Green to Benjamin Franklin pertaining to commerce in China.
Manuscript Group 836, Savage Family Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.
 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/54084792

Size
0.5 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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