University Archives - William Paterson


William Paterson: Conservative Revolutionary in an Age of Crisis

Text of presentation by Professor R.B. Bernstein on December 6, 2002.  Discusses Paterson’s career and role in shaping Federal and NJ legal systems. William Paterson

The Early Career of Governor William Paterson

– by A. Van Doren Honeyman.
First published in 1912, this small volume was for many years considered the definitive work on the career of William Paterson. It was superseded by two full-length political studies: Leonard Rosenberg’s Political Career of William Paterson (1967) and John O’Connor’s William Paterson, Lawyer and Statesman, 1745-1806 (1979) which have remained the standard biographies. [Available in the Cheng Library] While both books benefited from fifty years of subsequent scholarship, Honeyman’s work was still used for details about Paterson’s early life, a tribute to the author’s research and judgments. Early Career of Governor William Paterson

William Paterson Papers - Finding Aid

Papers relate to Paterson’s years as a NJ judge, NJ Attorney General and selective Supreme Court Decisions. Holdings include State and County Court Cases 1765-1791, Docket books for courts in various NJ Counties, and Federal Court Cases 1793-1803. NJ State Seal