James Prince papers, 1784-1849

About this Collection

Prince, James , 1758-1821
government publicationFinancial records.Insurance policies.Legal documents.Deeds.Leases.
Collection Title
James Prince papers, 1784-1849
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Houghton Library, Harvard University
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Prince family
Mason, John
Prince, Agnes Gordon
Prince, James
United States.
Family records
Home economics--Massachusetts--Accounting--History
Prisoners of war--Massachusetts
United States--History

Content Notes

Includes official papers of James Prince in his position as United States Marshal in Massachusetts, during the War of 1812, including correspondence on prisoners of war in Massachusetts, especially letters from John Mason to Prince. Also includes: James Prince and Agnes Prince personal correspondence, especially with his son James Prince Jr.; Prince family business and legal papers including household bills, deeds, insurance policies, estate papers, and leases; a few political letters and addresses; and other miscellaneous family papers. Letters are from Thomas Melvill [Melville], Ezra Ripley, and Daniel Webster, among many others.|Some documents are appended with manuscript notes made at a later time and concern possible editing and future publishing of these items.
  • In English.
  • Selected color digital images available; see finding aid.

Biographical Notes

James Prince (1758-1821) was the United States Marshal at Boston (1807-1821) during the War of 1812. He was the son of Job Prince and Elizabeth Allen Prince and was married to Agnes Gordon Prince.