Morven (Princeton, New Jersey)

Morven (Princeton, New Jersey)

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Morven, known officially as Morven Museum & Garden, is a historic house at 55 Stockton Street in the Borough of Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

It was originally part of a tract purchased from William Penn by Richard Stockton during 1701. During 1754, his grandson, Richard Stockton , signer of the Declaration of Independence, acquired of this land and built the house. His wife, Annis Boudinot Stockton, was a poet and named their house "Morven" after a mythical Gaelic kingdom in a poem by Ossian. Commodore Robert Stockton (1795-1869) lived in the house. Robert Wood Johnson II, Chairman of the company Johnson and Johnson, was the first non-Stockton to reside at Morven, leasing the home after Bayard Stockton died during 1932."Edge Buys Historic Mansion at Princeton; Governor Will Later Give it to New Jersey", The New York Times, Nov. 11, 1944, p. 15 In 1944, New Jersey Governor Walter E. Edge purchased Morven from the Stockton family. The sale was subject to the condition that Morven would be given to the state of New Jersey within two years of Edge’s death.Edge, Water Evans, A Jerseyman's Journal, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press 1948"Jersey Acquires Estate of Edge", The New York Times, Jan. 28, 1954, p. 29 Morven then served as the state’s first......
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