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Guide to the Joseph McKeen Administrative Records, 1802-1806

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Title:
Joseph McKeen: administrative records
Creator:
Bowdoin College. Office of the President
ID:
A01.02.01
Date [inclusive]:
1802-1806
Extent:
0.25 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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

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.

This collection contains 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.

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

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

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1802 Sep 14, Letter from Joseph McKeen to James Bowdoin

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1804 Feb 5, Daniel Davis' letter of resignation

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

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

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1806 Jul 19, Letter from Joseph McKeen to Reuel Williams

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