Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Joseph McKeen, Administrative Records, 1802-1806
ID
1.2.1
Date [inclusive]
1802-1806
Extent
7 folders.
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

Cite as: Joseph McKeen, Administrative Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical note

Joseph McKeen (1757-1807), first President of Bowdoin College, was a graduate of Dartmouth. He was a Congregational minister in Beverly, Massachusetts for sixteen years before accepting the position at Bowdoin, where he served from 1802-1807.


Scope and Contents note

General correspondence concerning College affairs. Most primary source material concerning the administration of the College in the early years is found in the records of the Board of Trustees or in the Records of the Faculty which includes the records of the Executive Government. For additional Joseph McKeen material, see the Joseph Mckeen Collection.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

1802 Sep 2, McKeen's inaugural address (printed photocopy), and description of the 1802 inauguration by Leonard Woods in an 1862 address (printed photocopy) 

1 2

1802 Sep 6, Inauguration of President McKeen- typewritten account from "Jenks Portland Gazette" 

1 3

1802 Sep 14, Letter from Joseph McKeen to James Bowdoin 

1 4

1804 Feb 5, Daniel Davis' letter of resignation 

1 5

1804 Jul 5, Inquiry into a dispute between Moses Quinby and John O'Brien with typed transcription 

1 6

1804 Oct 2, Letter from B. Vaughan to [?] which describes elliptical calculations 

1 7

1806 Jul 19, Letter from Joseph McKeen to Reuel Williams