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David C. Humphrey Collection of Revolution-Era King's College and Columbia College Student Information, 1970-1975

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection consists of student biographical information from both King's College and Columbia College before and after the American Revolution (1754-1792) collected by archivist and historian David C. Humphrey.

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Call No.: MS#0634
Bib ID 4078922 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Humphrey, David C., 1937-
Title David C. Humphrey Collection of Revolution-Era King's College and Columbia College Student Information, 1970-1975
Physical Description 3.75 linear feet (9 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Materials is arranged in 2 Series.

Description

Summary

Manuscript and typescript notes of David Churchill Humphrey. In the course of conducting research for his book From King's College to Columbia, 1746-1800 (N.Y., Columbia University Press, 1976), Humphrey gathered biographical data on students who attended King's College, 1754-1776, and its successor after the American Revolution, Columbia College, 1784-1792. Included is a data sheet for each individual with his related notes from a variety of primary and secondary sources. In some cases there are typescript copies of contemporary letters referring to the individual students. Humphrey includes graduates of both the liberal arts and the medical faculties, non-graduates, and several individuals thought to have attended King's College or Columbia College for whom he has cited evidence to the contrary.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); David C. Humphrey papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material -- at Columbia

Historical Biographical Files, University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Finding aid reformatted Michael Korte (GS 2015) and Jocelyn Wilk September 2014.

Revision Description

2014-10-30 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Dr. David Churchill Humphrey, historian and archivist, was born in 1937. He graduated Princeton, Harvard, and Northwestern universities, and served as assistant professor of history at Carnegie-Mellon University. Dr. Humphrey's published work explores higher education in colonial American universities such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and King's College / Columbia University. He has published three books: Austin: A History of the Capital City; Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807-1872; and From King's College to Columbia, 1746-1800.

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Series I: King's College Students, 1754-1776 (including the Medical Faculty), 1754-1776

This series contains biographical information on students attending King's College prior to the American Revolution, 1754-1776.



Box 1 General Biographical Data and Notes


Box 1 Abrahams, Isaac 1774 BA, 1774


Box 1 Amory, William 1775 BA, 1775


Box 1 Antill, Edward 1762 BA, 1762


Box 1 Antill, Edward Elected Governor, 1761


Box 1 Apthorp, Charles, 1771


Box 1 Apthorp, Charles Ward Elected Governor, 1763


Box 1 Attwood, Thomas (entered 1774)


Box 1 Auchmuty, Richard 1775 BA, 1775


Box 1 Auchmuty, Robert N. 1774 BA, 1774


Box 1 Auchmuty, Samuel 1775 BA, 1775


Box 1 Auchmuty, Samuel (Rev.) Elected Governor 1759 Became Ex Officio 1764, 1759, 1764


Box 1 Barclay, Henry (Rev.) Ex Officio Governor, 1754-1764


Box 1 Barclay, James 1766 BA, 1766


Box 1 Barclay, Thomas (1763-1765)


Box 1 Barclay, Thomas 1772 BA, 1772



Box 2 Bard, Samuel (1759-1762), also Faculty, 1767-1776


Box 2 Barnet, Ichabod Best 1771 BA, 1771


Box 2 Bayard, Robert (1754-1756)


Box 2 Bayard, Samuel 1760 BA, Elected Governor 1781, 1760, 1781


Box 2 Bayard, Samuel 1776 BA, 1776


Box 2 Beaven, Thomas (1766-)


Box 2 Beekman, Gerard 1766 BA, 1766


Box 2 Beekman, Henry Governor: Charter, 1770


Box 2 Beekman, Theophilus (1766-1767)


Box 2 Benson, Egbert 1765 BA, Ex Officio Governor, 1765


Box 2 Bloomer, Joshua 1758 BA, 1758


Box 2 Bogart, Nicholas (1773-1775)


Box 2 Bogert, Cornelius 1773 BA, 1773


Box 2 Bowden, John 1772 BA, 1772


Box 2 Brickell, John (entered 1774)


Box 2 Brookman, William (1772-)


Box 2 Brooks, David (1761-1763)



Box 3 Brown, John Thomas (1757-1759)


Box 3 Brown, John William (1757-1760)


Box 3 Chandler, Thomas Bradbury


Box 3 Chandler, William 1774 BA, 1774


Box 3 Clarke, Clement Cooke 1771 BA, 1771


Box 3 Clarke, Richard 1762 nb%(Evidence indicated he May not have attended King's College)ne%, 1762


Box 3 Clarkson, David (ent. 1774)


Box 3 Clarkson, David Governor: Charter, Died, 1782


Box 3 Cock, William 1775 BA, 1775


Box 3 Colden

(including Alexander Colden's subscriber)


Box 3 Cooper, Caleb 1769 BA, 1769


Box 3 Copp, John 1771 BA, 1771


Box 3 Creighton, James 1770 BA, 1770


Box 3 Crommelin, James (1766-1769)


Box 3 Cruger, Henry (1754-1757)


Box 3 Cruger, Telemon (1755-1758)


Box 3 Cruger, Henry Governor: Charter, 1773


Box 3 Cruger, John Governor: Charter, Ex Officio Governor


Box 3 Cruger, John Harris Elected Governor, 1771


Box 3 Custis, John Parke (1773)


Box 3 Cuyler, Barent 1763 BA, 1763


Box 3 Cuyler, Henry 1762 BA, 1762


Box 3 Cuyler, Henry Elected Governor, 1762


Box 3 Davan, James (1772-)


Box 3 Deall, Samuel (entered 1774)


Box 3 Delancey, John (1757-)


Box 3 Delancey, Peter (1757-)


Box 3 De Peyster


Box 3 De Peyster, Abraham Ex Officio Governor


Box 3 Desaguliers, Frederick (1773)


Box 3 Devereux, James 1776 BA, 1776


Box 3 De Wint, Henry 1771 BA, 1771


Box 3 Dibble


Box 3 Dickson, David (1768-)


Box 3 D'Olier, Richard 1766 BA, 1766


Box 3 Dongan, Edward Vaughan (1766-1767)


Box 3 Doty



Box 4 Doughty, Charles 1768 AB; 1772 BM, 1768, 1772


Box 4 Doughty, John Grad. 1770 BA, 1770


Box 4 Douglass, James (1771-)


Box 4 Dunscomb, Edward 1774 BA, 1774


Box 4 Floyd, Gilbert (1758-1759 or 1760)


Box 4 French, Joseph (1772-1776)


Box 4 Gaine, John R.(entered 1774)


Box 4 Gautier, Andrew (1769-)


Box 4 George, William 1762 BA, 1762


Box 4 Graham


Box 4 Grant, Richard 1765 BA, 1765


Box 4 Grinnel, John 1762 BA, 1762


Box 4 Griswold, Joseph 1775 BA, 1775


Box 4 Hamilton, Alexander (entered 1774)


Box 4 Hamilton, William (1764-1766)


Box 4 Hanna, William (Evidence indicates he May not have attended King's College)


Box 4 Harison, Morley (1764-1767)


Box 4 Harison, Richard 1764 BA, 1764


Box 4 Harris, James (1755-1757)


Box 4 Harris, Richard 1770 BA, 1770


Box 4 Heyliger, Nicholas 1774 BA, 1774


Box 4 Heysham, William (1756-1758)


Box 4 Hildreth, Benjamin (1760-1763)


Box 4 Hoffman, Anthony 1760 BA, 1760


Box 4 Holland, Edward Ex Officio Governor


Box 4 Holland, Henry 1761 BA, 1761


Box 4 Hubbard, William 1770 BA, 1770


Box 4 Jaques, Richard (1756-1757)


Box 4 Jauncey


Box 4 Jay, John 1764 BA, 1764


Box 4 Johnson, Jacob (1772-1774)


Box 4 Johnson, Uzal, 1772


Box 4 Johnston, John Lewis (1755-1758)



Box 5 Kemper, Daniel (1766-1768)


Box 5 Kerin, Edward (entered 1775)


Box 5 King, John 1772 BA, 1772


Box 5 Kissam


Box 5 Knox, Thomas


Box 5 La Grange, James (entered 1773)


Box 5 Laight, William 1767 BA, 1767


Box 5 Lamson, William (1771-)


Box 5 Leslie, Alexander 1762 BA, 1763-1768 Usher of Grammar School, 1762, 1763-1768


Box 5 Lispenard, Anthony 1761 BA, 1761


Box 5 Lispenard, Leonard 1762 BA, 1762


Box 5 Lispenard, Leonard Governor: Charter and Treasurer


Box 5 Livingston, Gilbert (1756-1758)


Box 5 Livingston, James (1763-1765)


Box 5 Livingston, James Governor: Charter, Died-1763


Box 5 Livingston, John Governor: Charter


Box 5 Livingston, John William 1775 BA, 1775


Box 5 Livingston, Philip 1760 BA, 1760


Box 5 Livingston, Robert G. (1763-1767)


Box 5 Livingston, Robert R. 1765 BA, 1765


Box 5 General Livinston Material


Box 5 Lloyd, Henry 1765 BA, 1765


Box 5 Lowther, Tristam (entered 1774)


Box 5 Ludlow, Cary AM, 1758

(Not a matriculant)


Box 5 Ludlow, Daniel (1764-1767)


Box 5 Ludlow, Gabriel Elected Governor 1759 Resigned 1770, 1759, 1770


Box 5 Ludlow, George Duncan Ex Officio Governor


Box 5 Ludlow, James 1768 BA, 1768


Box 5 Lupton, Brandt Schuyler (entered 1774)


Box 5 Lush, Stephen 1770 BA, 1770


Box 5 Lynch, Thomas Groesbeck (entered 1775)


Box 5 McDougall, William (1773-1776)


Box 5 McQueen, John (entered in 1773)


Box 5 Marshall, John Rutgers 1762 BA, 1762


Box 5 Marston, John 1760 BA, 1760


Box 5 Marston, Thomas (1754-1756)


Box 5 Marston, Nathaniel Governor: Charter; Died, 1778


Box 5 Martin


Box 5 Martin, Josiah Governor: Charter; Left Province, May 1762



Box 6 Maverick, William B.N. 1762 BA, 1762


Box 6 Moncrieffe, Edward Corn. (1774-1776)


Box 6 Moore


Box 6 Moore, Benjamin 1768 BA; Appointed President Pro Tempore 16 March1775 Elected Governor 1779, 1768, March1775, 1779


Box 6 Moore, Lambert Clerk -- Board of Governors


Box 6 Morrell, Jonathan (1768-)


Box 6 Morris, Gouverneur 1768 BA, 1768


Box 6 Morris, Jacob (entered 1775)


Box 6 Murison, James Delancey 1772 BM, 1772


Box 6 Nicoll


Box 6 Nicoll, Benjamin Governor: Charter, Died, 1760


Box 6 Ogden, Nicholas 1772 BA, 1772


Box 6 Ogden, Peter 1776 BA, 1776


Box 6 Ogilvie, Geogre 1774 BA, 1774


Box 6 Ogilvie, John (Rev.) Elected Governor 1770 Died 1774, 1770, 1774


Box 6 Onderdonk, Benjamin 1771 BM, 1771


Box 6 Oudenaarde, Marinus (entered 1775)


Box 6 Oudenaarde, Peter (entered 1775)


Box 6 Payne, Benjamin (1760-1762)


Box 6 Pell, Philip 1770 BA, 1770


Box 6 Philipse


Box 6 Philipse, Frederick Governor: Charter, Removed to England, 1783


Box 6 Provoost, John Elected Governor 1764 Died 1767, 1764, 1767


Box 6 Provoost, Samuel 1758 BA, Ex Officio Governor, 1758


Box 6 Randall, Paul (entered 1774)


Box 6 Rapalje


Box 6 Ray, John 1766 BA, 1766


Box 6 Reade, Joseph

(Evidence indicated he May not have attended King's College)


Box 6 Reid, Thomas (1772-)


Box 6 Remsen, Jacob 1775 BA, 1775


Box 6 Ricketts, James (1770-1772)



Box 7 Ritzema, Joannes (Rev.) Ex Officio Governor


Box 7 Ritzema, Rudolph 1758 BA, 1758


Box 7 Robert, Daniel 1762 BA, 1762


Box 7 Roberts, John (1771-)


Box 7 Robinson, Beverly 1773 BA, 1773


Box 7 Robinson, Beverly Elected 1764 Governor, Resigned 1770, 1764, 1770


Box 7 Roebuck, Peter 1772 BA, 1772


Box 7 RoMay ne, Nicholas (entered 1774) MED


Box 7 Roosevelt, Christopher (1756-1758)


Box 7 Rudebach, Barent (1759-1761)


Box 7 Rutgers


Box 7 Rutgers, Cornelia

(subscriber)


Box 7 Sands, Benjamin (entered in 1770) MED


Box 7 Schuyler, Arent 1765 BA, 1765


Box 7 Seaman, Benjamin 1774 BA, 1774


Box 7 Searle, John 1771 BA, 1771


Box 7 Sebring, Michael 1771 BM, 1771


Box 7 Shaw, Jacob (entered 1774)


Box 7 Shreve, Thomas 1773 BA, 1773


Box 7 Skene, Philip Andrew 1772 BA, 1772


Box 7 Smith


Box 7 Spencer George (1756-1758)


Box 7 Stevens, Edward 1774 BA, 1774


Box 7 Stevens, John 1768 BA, 1768


Box 7 Stevenson, James (1755-1756 ?)


Box 7 Stiles, James (1774-1776)


Box 7 Stites, John (1761-1763)


Box 7 Taylor, John (1768-1770)


Box 7 Thomas


Box 7 Thurne, Sydenham (1770-1771)


Box 7 Townsend, Epenetus 1759 BA, 1759


Box 7 Troup


Box 7 Tucker, Robert 1769 BM, 1770 MD, 1769, 1770


Box 7 Udall, Richard 1772 BM, 1772


Box 7 Van Beuren, John 1775 BA?, 1775


Box 7 Van Cortlandt, Philip 1758 BA, 1758


Box 7 Van Cortlandt, William (1757-1759)


Box 7 Van Cortlandt, August us and Stephen

(subscibers)


Box 7 Vanderheyden, David (1772-1773)


Box 7 Van Dyck, Henry 1761 BA, 1761



Box 8 Van Horn, James (1760-1762)


Box 8 Van Horne, Abraham Treasurer 1779-


Box 8 Van Kleeck, Laurence (1763-1765)


Box 8 Van Schaack, Peter 1767 BA, 1767


Box 8 Van Zandt, Viner (1766-1769)


Box 8 Vardill, John 1766 BA, Appointed to Faculty 1773, 1766, 1773


Box 8 Vardill, Jonathan (1762-1765)


Box 8 Verplanck, Gulian 1768 BA, 1768


Box 8 Verplanck, Samuel 1758 BA, Elected Governor 1770, 1758, 1770


Box 8 Verplanck, Philip Governor: Charter, Resigned, 1770


Box 8 Waddell

(including John Waddell, Subscriber)


Box 8 Walton, James Delancey (entered 1777)


Box 8 Walton, William (entered 1777)

nb%(Because of date of admission, these two Waltons should probably not be included.)


Box 8 Walton, Jacob Elected Governor 1770 Died 1782, 1770, 1782


Box 8 Walton, William Governor: Charter, Died, 1768


Box 8 Walton, William Elected Governor, 1770


Box 8 Watkins, John Watkin (1772-)


Box 8 Watts, John 1766 BA, 1766


Box 8 Watts, Robert 1760 BA, Elected Governor 1779, 1760, 1779


Box 8 Watts, John Governor: Charter


Box 8 Whitaker, John (1774-1776)


Box 8 Wilkins, Isaac 1760 BA, 1760


Box 8 Willett, Marinus 1776 BA, 1776


Box 8 Winterton, William 1772 BM, 1772


Box 8 Woodruff, Elihu (1756-1757)

Series II: Columbia College Students, 1784-1792 (including the Medical Faculty), 1784-1792

This series consists of student biographical information attending Columbia College, 1784-1792.


Box 8 Anderson, Peter, 1791


Box 8 Attwood, Charles 1790 NG (1786-), 1790


Box 8 Bainbridge, John Taylor, 1789


Box 8 Bassett, John, 1786


Box 8 Beekman, Gerard, 1792


Box 8 Blauvelt, Abraham 1790 NG (1786-), 1790


Box 8 Bleecker, Anthony, 1791


Box 8 Bleecker, William, 1791


Box 8 Bogart, David Schuyler, 1790


Box 8 Boyd, Samuel, 1787


Box 8 Broome, William Temple, 1791


Box 8 Brouwer, Cornelius, 1792


Box 8 Clinton, De Witt, 1786



Box 9 Cochran, James, 1788


Box 9 Cochran, Walter Livingston, 1791


Box 9 Davis, Richard Bingham 1789 NG (1785-1788), 1789


Box 9 Duane, James Chatham, 1789


Box 9 Earle, Marmaduke, 1790


Box 9 Eccles, James 1791 NG (1787-1788), 1791


Box 9 Eccles, John


Box 9 Faugeres, Peter 1790NG (1786-; MED. 1792-1793)


Box 9 Fleming, Pierre Edward, 1791


Box 9 Fonda, Nicholas, 1786


Box 9 Freeman, Jonathan, 1790


Box 9 Graham, Edward 1786 NG (1784), 1786


Box 9 Graham, George, 1790


Box 9 Graham, John, 1790


Box 9 Grayson, William Samuel 1786 NG (1786-), 1786


Box 9 Halsey, Frederick, 1790


Box 9 Hendel, William, 1791


Box 9 Hosack, Alexander, 1792


Box 9 Hosack, David 1790 NG (1786-1788), 1790


Box 9 Hosack, William 1972 NG (1788-1790), 1972


Box 9 Hun, Abraham, 1786


Box 9 Hurst, William, 1789


Box 9 Irving, Peter 1789 NG (1785-1788), 1789


Box 9 Izard, Henry, 1789


Box 9 Johnson, John Barent, 1792


Box 9 Jones, Cave, 1791


Box 9 Jones, Samuel, 1790


Box 9 Knevils, Isaac Adrian, 1791


Box 9 Knevils, John, 1791


Box 9 Livingston, George, 1786


Box 9 Livingston, Peter Schuyler, 1788


Box 9 Livingston, Philip Henry, 1786


Box 9 Ludlow, John Crooke, 1787


Box 9 Lupton, Brandt Schuyler 1788 (entered 1774), 1788


Box 9 Lupton, Lancaster, 1791


Box 9 Lupton, William, 1789


Box 9 Mason, John Mitchell, 1789


Box 9 Mesier, Matthew, 1789


Box 9 Mesier, Peter, 1789


Box 9 Mulligan, John W., 1791


Box 9 Nicholson, James Witter, 1792


Box 9 Norton, John Leake, 1792


Box 9 Ogden, Charles Ludlow, 1791


Box 9 Ogden, Thomas Ludlow, 1791


Box 9 Orr, John D. 1789 NG (1785-1788), 1789


Box 9 Paris, Daniel, 1791


Box 9 Post, Jotham 1792 (MD, 1793), 1792


Box 9 Proudfit, (Moncrieff) Alexander, 1792


Box 9 Proudfit, Daniel 1792 NG (1789-1790), 1792


Box 9 Randolph, John 1792 NG (1788-1791), 1792


Box 9 Randolph, Theodorick 1792 NG (1786-1788), 1792


Box 9 Rapelje, George, 1791


Box 9 Remsen, John, 1789


Box 9 Schuyler, Philip Jeremiah 1790 NG (1786-1788), 1790


Box 9 Sickles, Jacob, 1792


Box 9 Silvester, Frances, 1786


Box 9 Smith, Samuel, 1786


Box 9 Smith, Samuel, 1792


Box 9 Staples, John 1792 NG (1785-1788), 1792


Box 9 Studdiford, Peter, 1786


Box 9 Taylor, George, 1792


Box 9 Taylor, John 1789 NG (1785-1788), 1789


Box 9 Taylor, William, 1792


Box 9 Van Horne, Frederick, 1791


Box 9 Van Ness, John Peter, 1789


Box 9 Van Schaack, Henry Cruger, 1787


Box 9 Verplanck, William Beekman, 1791


Box 9 White, Nathan Herrick, 1791


Box 9 Woodhull, Jesse, 1791


Box 9 Woods, James, 1791


Box 9 Yates, John Waters, 1787