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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Curator of Rare Books

John Martin (1789-1854), Jonathan Martin (1792-1838), and William Martin (1772-1851).

In 1969,  the Library a collection of more than 300 books, pamphlets, and broadsides by or relating to the eccentric Martin brothers: John (1789-1854), the painter and engraver; Jonathan (1792-1838), preacher and pyromaniac (York Minster fire); and William (1772-1851), inventor, "natural philosopher and poet."  The collection was "acquired in part through the generosity of Robert H. Taylor, '30" [cf. Princeton University Library Chronicle, XXXI, 2 (Winter, 1970) p. 144.]  The vast majority of this accession consists of the following:

Author/Artist: Martin, Wm. (William), 1772-1851.
Title: Martin’s tracts.
Published/Created: [Newcastle upon Tyne (England) : Various publishers, 1821-1848]
Physical description: 235 items in 2 v. ; 23 cm.
Electronic access: Index of items
Location: Rare Books (Ex)
Call number:

QC24.5 .M37 1821


Other portions of the gift have been catalogued separately and may be entered under each brother's name and / or  the heading "York Minster."