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Leonard Woods, Administrative Records, [1828]-1866, n.d.


General Correspondence, 1839-1866

Catalog Number: 1.2.4.1


Box 1
Folder 1 1839, Presidential inauguration of Leonard Woods
2 [ca. 1839 - 1866] Partial draft re: President Leonard Woods and Phi Beta Kappa of Bowdoin
3 1839 May 15, Joseph McKeen's letter re: burning of the President's house
4 1839 Aug 28, John Howorth's letter re: restoration of paintings in gallery
5 1839 Sep 2, Lists and certificates re: the graduating senior class
6 [1840 Sep], Student petition for improvement of College grounds
7 1840 Sep, Lists and certificates re: the graduating senior class
8 [ca. 1840 Sep 2], Draft of letter from Board of Overseers to President Woods re: his leave of absence
9 1840 Sep 2, Report of excuses from commencement parts
10 1840 Sep 2, Committee meeting on President Wood's leave of absence
11 1840 Oct 24, Phi Beta Kappa correspondence, 1840 - 1843
12 1841 Sep 1, Lists and certificates re: the graduating senior class
13 [1841?] Oct 29, Remarks re: separation of the College from the State of Maine under the Act of Separation
14 1841 Dec 11, Letter of praise for Mr. Homan, artist
15 1842 April, Reply to George Evans on the methods of discipline at the College
16 1842 April 21, Letter concerning riotous acts of students
17 1842 May 4, Vote of the committee to expel Endicott King
18 1842 Sep 7, Lists and certificates re: the graduating senior class
19 1843 Jul 10, Letter from Benjamin W. Norris to William B. Snell concerning entrance to Bowdoin from Waterville College
20 1843 Aug 15, Draft of recommendation that Massachusetts Legislature give assent to Act of Separation
21 1843 [Sep ?], List re: the graduating senior class
22 1843 Oct 30, Petition concerning off campus rooming facilities
23 ca. 1843, Student petitions
24 1844, Letter from Samuel J. Anderson to the faculty concerning his drinking misdemeanor
25 [1844] Letter from Samuel M[artin] Weston to [Leonard Woods] re: Weston's role in the drinking misdemeanor of Samuel Jameson Anderson
26 1844 Feb -Dec, Phi Beta Kappa correspondence
27 [ca. 1844 Apr 26] Petition of students re: "Yaggers" and explanation of petition
28 [ca. 1844 June 17] Letter from Samuel H. Taylor et al. re: admission standards of New England colleges
29 1844 Aug 8, Letter to the College from the ladies of Brunswick discussing student patriotism
30 1844 Aug 26, Portland - awarding of literary prizes
31 1844 Sep 4, List re: the graduating senior class
32 1844 Sep 28, Letter from William Anderson concerning the behavior of his son and ward
33 1845 Jul 2, Letter from C.S. Daveis to President Woods concerning the laying of the Chapel cornerstone
34 1845 Sep 2, Librarian's certificate
35 1845 Sep 3, List re: the graduating senior class
36 1846 Sep 2, List re: the graduating senior class
37 1847 Aug, Report of studies
38 1840's/1850's, Concerning the Collins Professorship of Theology
39 1847 Jan 1, Subscription of Bowdoin College
40 1847 Nov 15, Correspondence re: debt of the Peucinian Society
41-42 1848 Jul 18, Statements and affidavits re: damage to the Chapel and bell on July [7?] 1848
43 1848 Aug 19, Letters concerning the formation of secret societies
44 1848 Sep, Lists and certificates re: the graduating senior class
45 1848 Sep 4, Letter from Mr. Ellingwood discussing the installment of a theology professor
46 1849 Mar, accounts of rabble rousing
47 1849 Aug, Report of the examining committee
48 1849 Sep 5, List re: the graduating senior class
49 Pre 1850, National political opinion- unity of the New England states
50 Pre 1850, Copy of letter re: professorship of Calvin E. Stowe
51 1850's, Department of Rhetoric material
52 1850 Jan 30, Correspondence concerning the establishment of a law school at Bowdoin
53 1850 Jun 14, Correspondence considering the establishment of a law school at Bowdoin
54 1850 Aug 9, Correspondence re: establishment of a law school at Bowdoin
55 1850 Sep, Material re: Theology department and Collins professorship
56 1851 Feb 4, Correspondence re: establishment of a law school at Bowdoin
57 1851 Sep 3, Committee report on the establishment of a law department
58 [ca. 1852] Letter from Charles S. Daveis re: his resignation as Phi Beta Kappa president
59 1852 Mar, Material re: celebration of Semi-centennial of Bowdoin College
60 1852 Mar 23, Petition of the sophomore class to not recite a certain rhetoric lesson
61 1852 Jun 7, Recommendation for Roswell D. Hitchcock as Professor of Religion
62 1852 Jun 10, Letters from Roswell D. Hitchcock re: position of Professor of Theology at Bowdoin College
63 1852 Jul 1, Letter from C. E. Stowe concerning the Collins Professorship of Theology
64 1852 Aug, Lists re: the graduating senior class
65 1853 Feb 1, Letters re: the will and estate of Mark H. Newman
66 [post 1853] Manuscript re: history of Phi Beta Kappa of Bowdoin College
67 [ca. 1854 Mar 17] Appointment of Professor Hitchcock to the Professorship of Theology
68 1854 Jun, Photocopy of expense account re: committee on their passage to Bath (Original in Hubbard Papers: John B. Hubbard, Miscellaneous Bowdoin documents)
69 [ca. 1854 Jul 6], Report of Conversation with Professor Upham (plus draft)
70 1854 Jul 27, List re: the graduating senior class
71 1855 Jul 27, Egbert C. Smyth/ Jonathan Clement correspondence re: Collins professorship
72 1857 Mar 31, Senior petition for President Woods to deliver a sermon before commencement
73 1857 Aug 28, Letter from Dr. Tappan concerning the Collins Professorship of Theology
74 [n.d.], Concerning the status of the College without Professor Cleaveland and a wish to remove President Woods
75 1857, Correspondence of Nathan Weston re: Allen v. McKeen
76 1857?, R.H. Gardiner's[?] statement concerning the status of the boards
77 1858 Jul 2, Account of the origins of the Thorndike Oak
78 1859 Mar 29, Bangor, Considerations of the establishment of the law school
79 1859 Jul 12 and 20, Correspondence of David Pulsifer and J. Thornton
80 1858, Collins Professorship of Theology
81 1859 Jul 30, Report of visiting committee members- Abbott and Woodhull- to C. S. Daveis
82 1860 Feb 3, Cleaveland estate: The Cleaveland cabinet
83 1860 Mar 12, Settlement of Parker Cleaveland's will: The Cleaveland cabinet
84 1860 Jul 24, Re: attending examination of lower classes
85-88 1861, Correspondence on the establishment of a law school at Bowdoin and to have Judge Redfield as first professor
89 1862 Oct 16, regarding Professor Smyth (recommendation)
90 1863 Jul 31, Resignation of Egbert C. Smyth from the professorship of religion
91 1864 Report of the Visiting Committee
92 1864 Aug 2, Statement of Henry H. Boody's gift to the college (2 copies)
93 1865, Correspondence concerning Boody's donation
94 1866 Nov 13, Evans on Boody's subscription

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Papers concerning the Burning of the Wood Yard, 1846-1849, n.d.

Catalog Number: 1.2.4.2


Box 2
Folder 1 1846, Statements concerning the bonfire
2 1846, Questions concerning the burning of the woodpile
3 1846 ?, Letter from President Woods to Clifford's father, Nathan Clifford
4 1846 Oct 29-30, Evidence and inquiry about the burning of the woodpile
5 1846 Nov, Accounts of the burning of the woodshed
6 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- freshmen: Abbot, John P. - Bulfinch John J. (not included: Abbot, John P.)
7 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- freshmen: Burr, Samuel C. - Chamberlain, Henry L.
8 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- freshmen: Everett, Charles C. - Harding, Henry F. (not included: Goodwin, George)
9 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- freshmen: Hodgeman, Samuel L. - Kelly, Edward A. (not included: Ingraham, Daniel)
10 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- freshmen: McArthur, Arthur - Vose, George H. (not included: McArthur, Arthur; Morrill, Abner; Perley, Peleg; Perry, Trueman; Vose, George)
11 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodpile: affidavits- sophomores: Adams, Zabdiel B. - Greene, Charles F.H. (not included: Adams, Zabdiel; Burbank, Augustus; Clifford, Charles; Cothren, Nathaniel)
12 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodpile: affidavits- sophomores: Hinkley, Eugene - Jackson, George E.B. (not included: Hinkley, Eugene)
13 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodpile: affidavits- sophomores: Jennings, Orville - Paine, John St. Clare (not included: Mitchell, Ammi)
14 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- sophomores: Palmer, Edward S. - Robinson, George O.
15 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- sophomores: St. Clair, William H. - Wakefield, George H. (not included: Thompson, Robert R.)
16 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits - sophomores: Wasson, David A. - Williamson, Joseph Jr. (not included: Williamson, Joseph Jr.)
17 1846 Nov, Wasson's account of the burning of the woodshed to the President
18 1846 Nov, Questions and answers for Wasson discussing the burning of the woodshed
19 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- juniors: Allen, Augustus O. - Anderson Edward W.
20 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- juniors: Bartlett, Edwin W.- Fairfield, George A. (not included: Burbank, Adino; Dinsmore, John)
21 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- juniors: Fales, David - Hallett, Julius L. (not included: Fitch, Andrew; Fox, William)
22 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- juniors: Hawkins, Dexter A. - Merrick, Charles F. (not included: Hayes, Edmund; Marshall, Thomas)
23 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- juniors: Morton, Edward W. - Pond, William C. (not included: Packard, Eliphalet; Page, Alpheus; Perkins, Thatcher)
24 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- juniors: Rich, Thomas H. - Stanton, Benjamin
25 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- juniors: Stevens, Oliver - Williams, Hezekiah (not included: Stevens, Oliver; Thornton, Albert; Washburn, Charles; Williams, Hezebekiah)
26 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- seniors: Alden, Walter B. - Leonard, Edwin (not included: Baker, William; Barrett, Charles; Boody, Alvin; Eveleth, Samuel; Fossett, Henry; Hatch, Samuel; Kilby, John)
27 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- seniors: McDougall, Charles E. - Merrill, Samuel N. (not included: Merrill, Samuel)
28 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- seniors: Metcalf, Isaac S. - Richardson, George N. (not included: Metcalf, Isaac; Nason, Joseph; Pike, Samuel; Rice, Richard)
29 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- seniors: Smith, John C. - Williams, Albert N. (not included: Stanchfield, Anson; Vose, Frank; Wells, Howard; Wheeler, Crosby; Williams, Albert)
30 1846 Nov, Burning of the woodshed: affidavits- unknown authors
31 1846 Nov, Clifford's statements concerning the burning of the woodshed
32 1846 Nov 5, Letter discussing the case of the burning of the woodshed
33 [ca. 1846 Nov 7], Student affidavits concerning a fire explosion
34 1846 Nov 12, 14, Accounts of the burning of the woodshed by Ten Broeck and [Jennings?]
35 1846 Nov 14, 18, Letters from Wasson, Jennings, and Ten Broeck asking Clifford to confess
36 1846 Nov 18, 23, 25, Letters from Clifford to Wasson, Jennings, and Ten Broeck pleading his innocence
37 1846 Nov 20, Ten Broeck's response to Clifford's plea of innocence
38 1849 Mar 12, Affidavits on the burning of the woodyard
39 n.d., Regarding dismissal from Bowdoin

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Papers concerning the Declaration of Denominational Status, 1840-1866, n.d.

Catalog Number: 1.2.4.3


Box 3
Folder 1 1840 Nov 14, Typewritten correspondence - the Declaration of Denominational Status
2 1846 Aug, Letter from President Woods to Mr. Gardiner re: denominational status of Bowdoin College
3 1846 Aug 1, Letters concerning denominational status opinions
4 1846 Aug 1, Letter from Professor Upham to President Woods: financial considerations of the denominational declaration
5 1846 Sept 2, Original Declaration of Denominational Status, plus two manuscript copies
6 1846 Sep 26 and 1847 Mar 13, Letters from C. S. Daveis to Leonard Woods re: Declaration of Denominational Status
7 1846 Sep 27, Concerning the declaration of denominational character for the College
8 1846 Nov, Copies of letters by Professor Upham concerning denominational position
9 [ca. 1846 Nov 3], Mr. Ellingwood's statement concerning the Declaration of Denominational Status
10 1846 Nov 8, Original and manuscript copy of Amos D. Wheeler letter re: denominational status
11 1846 Nov 14, Correspondence of Robert H. Gardiner and Leonard Woods re: Declaration of Denominational Status
12 1846 Nov 16, Correspondence of George Evans re: Declaration of Denominational Status
13 1846 Nov 24, Mr. Gardiner's letter on his view of denominational status
14 [1846, post Nov 24], Re: R.H. Gardiner's objections to the Declaration of Denominational Status
15 1846 Nov 28, Letter from Professor Upham to Gardiner for the signing of the denominational declaration
16 1846 Nov 29, Copy of Leonard Woods letter to R.H. Gardiner re: Declaration of Denominational Status; and Gardiner's reply
17 1846 Dec 5, Daniel Goodenow letter re: his signing the Declaration of Denominational Status
18 1846 Dec 29, R. H. Gardiner letter re: his opinions of the Declaration of Denominational Status
19 1847 Jan 10, Letters from C. S. Daveis to Gardiner discussing the College's denominational status with a response from Gardiner
20 1847 March 15, Letters concerning viewpoints toward other denominations other than Orthodox Congregationalist
21 1847 Aug 30, Report of Mr. Ellington on the schedule of College needs in connection with the denominational declaration
22 1847 Oct 19, Henry Gassett to Leonard Woods re: Gassett's concern about the connection of the Freemasons with Bowdoin College
23 1847 Nov 8, Leonard Woods: summary of events re: Declaration of Denominational Status
24 1848 Sep 4, Statement against the Declaration of Denominational Status
25 1852 June 14, Letter from Asa Cummings re: opposition to the Declaration of Denominational Status
26 1856 Aug 9, Abstract of correspondence concerning denominational position
27 1857, Account of denominational status proceedings
28 1857, Correspondence re: the Declaration
29 1857 (before commencement), Effects of the Declaration
30 1857 Sept 24, Summary of the Declaration, views and outcomes
31-34 1857 Nov, Opinions and statements concerning the denominational declaration
35 1857 Dec 3, Professor Smyth to R. H. Gardiner - Declaration
36 1858 Jan 11, Views of denominational declaration
37 1858 [?] May, Statement to the Boards about denominational declaration (rough drafts also included)
38 1858 Jul 3, John S. C. Abbott's statement of Congregational control of the College
39 1858 Nov, Clippings concerning the Congregational denomination
40 1860 Aug 2, Commencement address concerning the denominational declaration
41 1864 Aug 25, New York- Henry H. Boody's statement re: the denominational declaration
42 1866 Oct 20, Letter concerning the denominational status
43-44 n.d., Concerning the denominational status
45 n.d., Accounts of the denominational declaration proceedings (rough draft included)
46 n.d., Account of the proceedings over denominational status
47 n.d., Mr. Tenney's statement on the controversy of the Declaration of Denominational Status

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Chapel Papers, [1828]-1862, n.d.

Catalog Number: 1.2.4.4


Box 4
Correspondence:
Folder 1 Alphabetical and chronological list of correspondents
2 [1828]-1839
3 [1828]-1839, typescripts
4 1842-1845
5 1842-1845, typescripts
6 1846-1847 Jul
7 1846-1847 Jul, typescripts
8 1847 Aug - 1847 Dec
9 1847 Aug - 1847 Dec, typescripts
10 1848 Jan - 1848 May
11 1848 Jan - 1848 May, typescripts
12 1848 May - 1848 Oct
13 1848 May - 1848 Oct, typescripts
14 1850-1851
15 1850-1851, typescripts
16 1852 Jan - 1852 May
17 1852 Jan - 1852 May, typescripts
18 1852 Jun - 1852 Aug
19 1852 Jun - 1852 Aug, typescripts
20 1853-1862
21 1853-1862, typescripts
22 undated
23 undated, typescripts
Financial material:
24 1839-1855
25 1839-1855, typescripts
26 undated
27 undated, typescripts
Miscellaneous:
28 Various handwritten material, 1839, 1847, n.d.
Newspaper clippings:
29 Regarding the dedication of the Chapel, 1855
Richard Upjohn correspondence - New York Public Library:
30 Photocopies of Upjohn correspondence, 1846, 1847, 1853 in the New York Public Library [No photocopying permitted from this folder]
31 Transcripts of Upjohn correspondence, 1844-1852 in the New York Public Library [No photocopying permitted from this folder]

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