AHA President, 1964


Princeton University

Julian P. Boyd (November 3, 1903–May 28, 1980) was professor of history at Princeton University and editor of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson.



Syllabus for the social and economic history of the United States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania press, 1928.

Roger Sherman: portrait of a cordwainer statesman. Baltimore, 1932.

The Susquehannah Company: Connecticut’s experiment in expansion. New Haven: Published for the Tercentenary Commission by the Yale University Press, 1935.

Indian treaties. Philadelphia: The Historical society of Pennsylvania, 1938.

Anglo-American union. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania press, 1941, Reprint, Anglo-American union; Joseph Galloway’s plans to preserve the British Empire, 1774–1788, by Julian P. Boyd. New York: Octagon Books, 1970, c1941.

Horatio Gates Spafford, inventor, author, promoter of democracy, Worcester, Mass.: The Society, 1942.

The Declaration of independence. Washington: The Library of Congress, 1943.

The murder of George Wythe, by Julian P. Boyd. Philadelphia: Philobiblon Club, 1949.

The Articles of confederation and perpetual union, edited by Julian P. Boyd. Boston: Old South Association, 1960.

The Susquehannah Company papers. Vols. 1–4, edited by Julian P. Boyd: vols. 5–11, edited by Robert J. Taylor. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press for Wyoming Historical & Geological Society, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 1962-1971.

Number 7: Alexander Hamilton’s secret attempts to control American foreign policy, with supporting documents, by Julian P. Boyd. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1964.

Fundamental laws and constitutions of New Jersey, 1664–1964; edited, with introd., by Julian P. Boyd. Princeton, N.J., Van Nostrand, 1964.

The Declaration of Independence: the evolution of the text, by Julian P. Boyd. Edited by Gerard W. Gawalt. Rev. ed. Charlottesville: International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello in association with the Library of Congress, 1999.