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Terhune family papers

Identifier: LaRC-101

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.


  • 1815-1938


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The Terhune family of New Brunswick, New Jersey owned a bookstore called the Terhune and Van Anglen Bookstore, also in New Brunswick. John Terhune (1793-1886) owned a book publishing company in New Brunswick. He had a publishing contract with Noah Webster (1758-1843) of New Haven, Connecticut to print and sell Webster's Elementary Spelling Book.


1.00 Boxes

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.

Physical Access Requirements

All materials in the collection are photocopies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Date acquired: 06/09/1962

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1962.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

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