Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Jesse Appleton: Administrative Records, 1807-1819
ID
1.2.2
Date
1807-1819
Extent
0.25 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Historical Note

Jesse Appleton (1772-1819), served as Bowdoin's second President from 1807 until his death, apparently of tuberculosis, in 1819. A Congregationalist minister and a graduate of Dartmouth College, Appleton attempted to instill what he called "piety" into Bowdoin students.

Personal information, including Appleton's sermons, is available in the Jesse Appleton Collection.


Scope and Content

This collection contains general correspondence concerning College affairs. Included is a document describing the "order of arrangement" at Appleton's inauguration as President, in 1807. 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.


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

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

1807, Presidential inauguration 

1 2

1807 Dec 23, Order of arrangement at installation of Jesse Appleton 

1 3

ca. 1807-1819, letter from "an Enquirer" to Jesse Appleton 

1 4

1808 Nov 5, appointment of Ezekial Thompson as Chairman of first Parish Committee 

1 5

1809 Jun 10, Samuel Adams' non-acceptance of appointment as tutor 

1 6

1809 Jul 8, Governor Christopher Gore's acceptance to attend commencement (with envelope) 

1 7

1810 Feb 6, Benjamin J. Porter letter to Honorable William King 

1 8

1810 Aug 13, Governor William Gray's response to commencement invitation (with envelope) 

1 9

1810 Aug 18, Elbridge Gerry's response to commencement invitation 

1 10

1811 Jul 10, William Gray letter to Honorable William King concerning Thomas English 

1 11

1811 Oct 28, Jesse Appleton to Sarah Bowdoin on death of James Bowdoin 

1 12

1811 Dec 3, Xeroxed handwritten catalogue of James Bowdoin's collections 

1 13

[1812-1822?] Memorandum of Professor Packard relating to the early days of the College, with envelope 

1 14

1816 Sep 4, Benjamin Orr's letter of resignation as Treasurer 

1 15

1817 Jul 8, 1818 Apr 6, 1818 Nov 17, Benjamin Porter's letters to his brothers concerning financial trouble 

1 16

1818 Apr 5, E. Porter's suggestion to create an "Association of Colleges" 

1 17

1818 May 6, Description of meeting of men connected with learning institutions 

1 18

1818 Jun 13, Letter from Samuel Gilman to Charles Stuart Daveis re: Phi Beta Kappa 

1 19

1818 Aug 13, Governor Brooks' response to commencement invitation 

1 20

1819 Feb 8 - 1820 Jan 2, List of absences from recitation 

1 21

[1819] Aug 10, S.P. Newman's letter to J. Appleton, concerning instruction of members of College