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BURR, AARON (1756-1836)

  • C.P. Greenough Fuller Collection of Aaron Burr.

    Third Vice-President of the United States (1801-05), Burr was a member of the Princeton Class of 1772.

    C.P. Greenough Fuller collected the material with the intention of giving it to Princeton. The collection was presented to the University after Fuller's death by his brothers-in-law, who were both Princeton graduates. Fuller himself attended Harvard.

    Printed material in the Fuller Collection includes biographies of Burr and of those closely associated with him; accounts of Burr's trial and other works relating to the Burr conspiracy; and an extensive gathering of magazine and newspaper articles.

    346 catalogued volumes now form part of the General Rare Books Collection (Ex). For particulars refer to: "The Fuller Collection on Aaron Burr" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XVIII, 4 (Summer, 1957) pp. 223-224 [full text] .

    The Manuscripts Division holds several collections of Burr materials, including correspondence between Burr and various individuals, and documents dating from the period (1748-1757) he was president of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton. See the Library's online catalogue for details.

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