Guide to the Subscription List of William Fordyce Mavor1803MG 920

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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Guide to the Subscription List of William Fordyce Mavor1803MG 920Inventory prepared by Bob Golon as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the Subscription List of William Fordyce Mavor
1803

MG 920



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Inventory prepared by Bob Golon as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. February 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: William Fordyce Mavor
Title: William Fordyce Mavor Subscription List
Dates:1803
Abstract: Contains a brief publisher's review of Mavor's Universal History, Ancient and Modern, from the earliest records of time to the general peace of 1802.
Quantity: 1 item
Collection Number: MG 920

Historical Note

William Fordyce Mavor was born at New Deer, Aberdeenshire, U.K. in 1758. He became the Vicar of Hurley in Berkshire in 1789, and later became headmaster of the Woodstock School. Besides history, Mavor also wrote poetry, and published works on education, farming, and stenography. His work, Universal History, Ancient and Modern, from the earliest records of time to the general peace of 1802 consisted of 25 volumes and was described by the publisher Isaac Collins as "a perspicuous view of Universal History whose professed aim is to preclude the apology for ignorance in one of the most interesting and useful objects of human research." Collins offered the set through printer David Allinson of Burlington, New Jersey.

Publisher Collins was originally a Quaker from Burlington, but his active support of the revolutionary movement caused him to lose his place in the Quaker congregation and forced him to take his printing business to Trenton and New York. He distributed the Mavor set through David Allinson, who, in 1803, offered the volumes to prominent men of New Jersey, via subscription. Notable subscribers included Elisha Boudinot, Joseph Clark, William Halsey, Alexander MacWhorter, Samuel Pennington, John Rutherfurd, and Richard Stockton. The College of New Jersey and the American Whig Society were also on the subscription list.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a subscription list in scroll format, with original pages glued together to form one document. It contains a brief publisher's review of Mavor's Universal History, Ancient and Modern, from the earliest records of time to the general peace of 1802. It also contains a listing of the names and hometowns of the New Jersey men who agreed to purchase it through David Allinson.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

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Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Allinson, David, 1774-1858.
Allinson, Samuel, 1808-1883.
Boudinot, Elisha, 1749-1819.
Clark, Joseph, 1751-1813.
Halsey, William, 1770-1843.
Mavor, William Fordyce, 1758-1837.
Mercer, Archibald, fl. 1803.
Pennington, Samuel, 1765-1835.
Stockton, Richard, 1764-1828.
Subject Organizations:
American Whig Society.
College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
Subject Places:
Aberdeenshire (Scotland)
Burlington (N.J.)
Document Types:
Subscription lists.
Subject Occupations
Authors.
Writers.

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Related Material

For materials related to individuals and topics documented in this collection, see:

Manuscript Group 92, William W. Morris Biographical Sketches of Newark Mayors

Manuscript Group 128, Alexander Macwhorter Daybook

Manuscript Group 256, Joseph Clark Papers

Manuscript Group 368, Stockton Family Papers

Manuscript Group 386, Ogden Family Papers

Manuscript Group 398, Rutherfurd Family Papers

Manuscript Group 484, Rutherfurd-Ely Family Papers

Manuscript Group 633, Elisha Boudinot Family Papers

Manuscript Group 675, Pennington-Satterthwaite Family Papers

Manuscript Group1221, Annis Boudinot Stockton Papers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 920, William Fordyce Mavor Subscription List, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Samuel Allinson, 1875.

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