Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Cyrus King papers, 1791-1817

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0713
Bib ID 4078987 View CLIO record
Creator(s) King, Cyrus, 1772-1817
Title Cyrus King papers, 1791-1817
Physical Description 6 boxes (6 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/27_KAL-KU_25.pdf

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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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Columbia University -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomatic and consular service, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Federal Party (U.S.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
King, Rufus, 1755-1827 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Legislators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
London (England) -- Description and travel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maine -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- War of 1812 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1815 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Congress. House Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.