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Hale-King Family Papers M081

Title:
Hale-King family papers
Creator:
Hale, Benjamin, 1797-1863
ID:
M081
Date [inclusive]:
1787-1915
Extent:
2.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
This collection includes correspondence, documents, bills and receipts, newspaper clippings, biographical materials on Benjamin Hale, genealogical materials, and a photograph album.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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

Benjamin Hale was born on November 23, 1797, in Newbury, Massachusetts. He was a tutor of natural philosophy and metaphysics at Bowdoin (1820-1822) and was librarian of the Medical School of Maine (1821-1822). After leaving Bowdoin, he served as principal of Gardiner Lyceum (1822-1827), professor of chemistry and mineralogy at Dartmouth College (1827-1835), and president of Geneva [now Hobart] College (1836-1858). Hale was ordained an Episcopal minister in 1831.

Mary C.K. Hale (1799-1867) was the niece of Rufus King, lawyer and Federalist statesman, and William King (1768-1852), the first governor of the State of Maine. Benjamin and Mary married in 1823 and had two children. Benjamin Hale died July 15, 1863, in Newburyport. More information on the King family is available through the papers of Cyrus King.

This collection includes correspondence, domestic documents, bills and receipts, newspaper clippings, biographical materials on Benjamin Hale, and genealogical materials, as well as an album featuring autographs of prominent individuals, including John Quincy Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Napoleon.

Series Description:

This series contains family correspondence, including letters written by Benjamin Hale during his time as tutor at Bowdoin and librarian at the Medical School of Maine. Other frequent correspondents include Mary Caroline King and Hannah Storer King.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1787 - 1880

Box 1 Folder 1-129

n.d.

Box 1 Folder 130-31

Series Description:

This series contains household and estate inventories, genealogical materials, bills and receipts, and other documents and ephemera, as well as an album containing autographs of prominent individuals, including John Quincy Adams, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Appointment of Joseph Foxcroft as sheriff of Cumberland County, by William King, 1821

Ovsz-Box A3

"Address to Scholars and Preceptor of Saco Academy, at its opening, 4th Jan 1813..." by Cyrus King

Box 2 Folder 1

Bills and receipts

Box 2 Folder 2

Biographical material on Benjamin Hale

Box 2 Folder 3

"Cyrus King's Life" (ms.)

Box 2 Folder 4

"Cyrus King's Life" (ts.)

Box 2 Folder 5

Documents

Box 2 Folder 6

Ephemera

Box 2 Folder 7

Genealogical information

Box 2 Folder 8

Heywood autograph book

Volume-folio 1

Heywood autograph book: engravings

Box 2 Folder 9

Heywood autograph book: loose autographs

Box 2 Folder 10

Heywood autograph book: miscellaneous

Box 2 Folder 11

Heywood autograph book: printed ephemera

Box 2 Folder 12

Inventories, household and estate

Box 2 Folder 13

Newspaper clippings

Box 2 Folder 14

Photograph of William Cohen with statue of William King

Box 2 Folder 15

Schedule of the whole number of inhabitants of Bakerstown (Poland)

Box 2 Folder 16

Hair wreath

Box 3

Brooch

Box 3
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