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Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540
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Curator of Rare Books
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Although a New England family, the Mathers had a descendant who was a prominent member of Princeton in the 20th century. From Frank Jewett Mather came a number of important gifts relating to the Mathers. For details see the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXX, 2 (Winter, 1964) p. 167 [full text] .

The Library has, in the Graphic Arts Collection's Hamilton Collection, the woodcut portrait of Richard Mather. See the Hamilton catalogue (1958), number 2. This woodcut, by John Foster in 1670, is the first to be produced in what is now the United States.