ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 101
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The collection consists of correspondence, land indentures, deeds, contracts, booklets, and photographs of the John Terhune family of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The papers primarily concern the property acquired by John Terhune (1793-1886) for his book publishing company in New Brunswick. One letter (1842 February 1) is from Noah Webster (1758-1843) of New Haven, Connecticut to John Terhune and concerns the printing and selling of Webster's Elementary Spelling Book. There is also a contract (1840 October 26) signed by Webster, granting the rights to publish his speller to John Terhune. Included in the collection are three copybooks that belonged to Hannah Van Voorhis, Matilda Zabriskie, and Isaac Zabriskie. There are also Terhune family photographs as well as a photograph of the Terhune and Van Anglen Bookstore in New Brunswick, New Jersey.