Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
King, Cyrus, 1772-1817
Title
Cyrus King papers
ID
M102
Date [inclusive]
1794-1819, undated
Extent
0.5 linear feet
Language
Abstract
This collection includes Cyrus King's 1794 valedictory oration and a ledger from King's law practice containing property deeds, accounts, letters, newspaper clippings, and ephemera.

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Historical Note

Cyrus King, son of Richard (d. 1775) and Mary Black King (d. 1816), was born in Scarborough, Massachusetts (now Maine), on September 16, 1772. After graduating from Columbia University (1794), he served as secretary to his half-brother, Rufus King, U.S. Minister to Great Britain (1796). Cyrus King became a lawyer in Saco, Maine (1797-1817), served in the U.S. Congress as a representative from Massachusetts (1813-1817), and helped found Thornton Academy in Saco.

In October 1797 King married Hannah Storer, daughter of Captain Seth Storer of Scarborough; they had five daughters. King died April 25, 1817.


Scope and Content

This collection includes Cyrus King's 1794 valedictory oration and a ledger from King's law practice containing property deeds, accounts, letters, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. There are also fair copies of congressional speeches delivered by King, and correspondence to and from King, including an 1816 letter from King to James Monroe, Secretary of State.


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.


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Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

1794 - valedictory oration, Columbia University (original and photocopy) 1794 

    1 2

    1798-1816, undated - correspondence 1798-1816, undated 

      Volume-folio
      1

      1803-1819, undated - ledger 1803-1819, undated 

        Volume
        2

        1814-1816 - fair copies of congressional speeches 1814-1816