Summary Information

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

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Historical Note

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.


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

 M081.1 Correspondence, 1787-1880, undated   1.0 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
1 1-129

1787 - 1880 

    1 130-31

    n.d. 


       M081.2 Miscellaneous, 1813-1859, undated   1.0 linear feet

      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.

      Ovsz-Box
      A3

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

        Box Folder
        2 1

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

          2 2

          Bills and receipts 

            2 3

            Biographical material on Benjamin Hale 

              2 4

              "Cyrus King's Life" (ms.) 

                2 5

                "Cyrus King's Life" (ts.) 

                  2 6

                  Documents 

                    2 7

                    Ephemera 

                      2 8

                      Genealogical information 

                        Volume-folio
                        1

                        Heywood autograph book 

                          Box Folder
                          2 9

                          Heywood autograph book: engravings 

                            2 10

                            Heywood autograph book: loose autographs 

                              2 11

                              Heywood autograph book: miscellaneous 

                                2 12

                                Heywood autograph book: printed ephemera 

                                  2 13

                                  Inventories, household and estate 

                                    2 14

                                    Newspaper clippings 

                                      2 15

                                      Photograph of William Cohen with statue of William King 

                                        2 16

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

                                          Box
                                          3

                                          Hair wreath 

                                            3

                                            Brooch