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Collection 55

James Steen (1852-1909)

Collection, 1668 - 1908



Processed by John G. Mills

Edited by Barbara Carver Smith

 

The Monmouth County Historical Association
70 Court Street
Freehold, New Jersey 07728


1993 January

updated 1997 August




DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION

James Steen (1852 - 1909) was the son of John and Rosa A. MacCrosson Steen. He received his early education at the academy at Trenton, graduated from Princeton University, read law with Charles E. Green, Esq., of Trenton, was admitted to the Bar and began the practice of his profession at Eatontown, NJ. Mr. Steen had an avid interested in New Jersey history and lectured at the Monmouth County Historical Association. (For a more complete biography, see Wiley, Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of the Third Congressional District of New Jersey, 1896.)

The James Steen Collection consists of copies (both typed and handwritten) of agreements, bonds and notes (1837 - 1865), deeds (1682 - 1890), inventories (1762 - 1852), letters (1842 - 1908), leases (1674 - 1681), mortgages (1767 - 1840), road returns (1709 - 1837), and surveys (1742 - 1907). It also contains originals and copies of the Shrewsbury Township Poor Records (1749 - 1842), Shrewsbury Township Records (1775 - 1845), and Eatontown Committee Records (1818 - 1823). The MCHA Archives also has the Shrewsbury Township Town Book (1743 - 1849) on microfilm and photocopy, with a personal name index.

 

Provenance: Acquired prior to 1974

Restrictions: None

Size of Collection: 569+ items; 5 boxes and 1 oversize folder; 2 linear feet

 

This collection was rehoused by Jean Houston and Carla Z. Tobias, 1997 January. The project was funded by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission.


CONTAINER LIST


For a detailed list of folder contents, please see the hard copy finding aid, located in the Librarian's office.

 

1 / 1 / Agreements, 1850 - 1905, n.d. 4 items

1 / 2 / Auctions, 1836. 1 item

1 / 3 / Bonds and Notes, 1837 - 1865. 9 items

1 / 4 / Deeds, 1727 - 1837. 26 items

1 / 5 / Deeds, 1838 - 1890. 27 items

1 / 6 / Eatontown Town Committee Minutes, 1818 - 1823. 6 items

1 / 7 / Eatontown Lierary Society, 1902. 1 item

1 / 8 / Inventories, 1762 - 1852, n.d. 17 items

1 / 9 / James N. Lawrence, letters, 1850. 2 items

1 / 10 / Legal Abstracts, 1663/64 - 1871, n.d. Approx. 28 items

1 / 11 / Legal Documents, 1844 - 1905, n.d. 8 items

1 / 12 / Personal & Business Letters, 1842 - 1908. 14 items, including information on the "Negro Hill Massacre" and Jewstown, Monmouth County

1 / 13 / Lloyd - Longstreet, Receipts, 1737. 2 items

1 / 14 / Military Fines, 1820, 1822. 2 items

1 / 15 / Monmouth Military Society, n.d. 5 items

1 / 16 / Mortgages, 1767 - 1840. 4 items

2 / 1 / Poetry by Esther Tilton, 1789. 1 item

2 / 2 / Powers of Attorney, 1842. 1 item

2 / 3 / Promissory Notes, 1835 - 1860. 3 items

2 / 4 / Reciepts, 1812 - 1864, n.d. 5 items

2 / 5 / Revolutionary War, 1667. 1 item

2 / 6 / Roads and Highways, 1709 - 1837, n.d. 20+ items

2 / 7 / Shrewsbury Fines, 1755 - 1798. 1 item

2 / 8 / Shrewsbury History, n.d. 1 item

2 / 9 / Shrewsbury Presbyterian Church, Construction Payments For, 1821 - 1832. 2 items

2 / 10 / Shrewsbury Township Poor Records, 1742 - 1842, n.d. 12 items

2 / 11 / Shrewsbury Township Poor Records, 1772 - 1800. 5 items

2 / 12 / Shrewsbury Township Poor Records and Town Records, 1775 - 1848, n.d. 13 items

2 / 13 / Surveys and Deeds, 1742 - 1907, n.d. 21 items

2 / 14 / Wills, 1712 - 1860, n.d. 10 items

3 / 1 / Charter to Presbyterians of Monmouth, 1749. 1 item

3 / 2 / Christ Church Parish Register, Shrewsbury, 1733 - 1863, n.d. 2 items

3 / 3 / Dutch Reformed Church, 1730 - 1748, 1906, n.d. 3 items

3 / 4 / First Presbyterian Congregation, Freehold, 1787. 1 item

3 / 5 / Miscellaneous Presbyterian Abstracts

3 / 6 / New York City Warren Street Presbyterian Church, 1860. 1 item

3 / 7 / Presbyterian Book Abstracts, n.d. 6 items

3 / 8 / Presbyterian Book Abstracts, 1727 - 1873. 12 items

3 / 9 / Presbyterian Church Letters, ca. 1845 - 1907, n.d. 20 items

3 / 10 / Presbyterian Church Records, 1706 - 1906, n.d. 34 items

3 / 11 / Presbyterian Church Records, 1905 - 1907. 8 items

3 / 11 / Shrewsbury Friends Meeting - Births, Marriages, Deaths 1674 - 1742. 1 item

3 / 12 / Shrewsbury Presbyterian Church, 1821 - 1842, n.d. 27 items

3 / 13 / Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, n.d. 1 item

3 / 14 / Trustees of Presbyterian Church of Monmouth County, 1749. 1 item

4 / 1 / Miscellaneous Papers, 1664 - 1906, n.d. 45 items

4 / 2 / Deeds, 1663 - 1906. 21 items

4 / 3 / Financial Records, 1851 - 1905, n.d. 8 items

4 / 4 / Governmental Records, 1722, n.d. 2 items

4 / 5 / Legal Issues, 1745 - 1864, n.d. 8 items

4 / 6 / Letters - Miscellaneous, 1845 - 1908. 56 items

4 / 7 / Military Records, 1778 - 1903, n.d. 14 items

4 / 8 / Miscellaneous, 1667 - 1846, n.d. 15 items

4 / 9 / Poems & Stories, 1777 - 1907, n.d. 7 items

4 / 10 / Surveys, 1690 - 1889, n.d. 29 items

4 / 11 / Benjamin White's (1755 - 1841) Memorial. 2 items

4 / 12 / Wills, 1852 - 1887. 3 items

5 / - / Originals removed from other boxes (copies in other boxes)

 




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