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Hale-King Family Papers M081
- George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
- Hale, Benjamin, 1797-1863
- Hale-King family papers
- Date [inclusive]
- 2.0 linear feet
- This collection includes correspondence, documents, bills and receipts, newspaper clippings, biographical materials on Benjamin Hale, genealogical materials, and a photograph album.
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.
Scope and Content
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.
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 040113000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
M081.1 Correspondence, 1787-1880, undated 1.0 linear feet
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.
1787 - 1880
M081.2 Miscellaneous, 1813-1859, undated 1.0 linear feet
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.
Appointment of Joseph Foxcroft as sheriff of Cumberland County, by William King, 1821
"Address to Scholars and Preceptor of Saco Academy, at its opening, 4th Jan 1813..." by Cyrus King
Bills and receipts
Biographical material on Benjamin Hale
"Cyrus King's Life" (ms.)
"Cyrus King's Life" (ts.)
Heywood autograph book
Heywood autograph book: engravings
Heywood autograph book: loose autographs
Heywood autograph book: miscellaneous
Heywood autograph book: printed ephemera
Inventories, household and estate
Photograph of William Cohen with statue of William King
Schedule of the whole number of inhabitants of Bakerstown (Poland)