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At a Glance
College speeches, notebooks and class exercises relating to King's undergraduate years at Columbia, letters written to and by King during his period in London, documents and in-coming correspondence relating to his legal practice, correspondence from his career in Congress, speeches and petitions relating to Maine politics, and materials relating to statehood for the District of Maine, the War of 1812, and related contemporary events. The majority of the correspondence consists of letters written to King by various people.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Cyrus King papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
King went to England as private secretary to his half-brother, Rufus King, who was the United States Minister to Great Britain from 1796 to 1803. When Cyrus King returned he practiced law in Saco, Mass., later in Maine, and was a Federalist Representative in the U.S. Congress, 1813-1817.