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Series I: King's College Papers

This series contains documents relating to the establishment of King's College in 1754 and its development. These documents include correspondence of the first president, Samuel Johnson, the Governors of King's College, and others. In addition, this series contains reports, minutes, bills and receipts, appointment recommendations, and documents by and concerning the students as well as the physical plant of the college. This series also contains some documents relating to the renaming of King's College as Columbia College and appeals to the Regents of New York State.



Box 1 Morris, Lewis to the Secretary of the Society for Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, [New York, ca. 1703 February], ca. 1703

(copy of extract from original ms. in S.P.G. Archives; t.l.., 1p.)


Box 1 Richard, Paul et al., Extracts from Wills, [New York], 1745 March 13 -- 1756 September 19, 1745, 1756

(Extracts from the wills of Paul Richard, Alexander Troop and James Alexander bequeathing sums to Trinity Church and to King's College; ms.d., 3p.)



Box 99 King's College, Trustees Minutes, 1752 January 13 to 1756 May 5, January 13, May 5



Box 1 Yale College, Charter, New Haven, 1754 May 9, 1754

(copy of charter. A new charter, in lieu of all former grants, for Thomas Clap, President, and Fellows Samuel Whitman, Jared Eliot, et al.)


Box 1 Lottery Trustees of King's College, [Report of Trustees appointed for erecting a College in this Colony], [New York, 1751 November 25], 1751

(ms., 3p. draft)


Box 1 Lottery Trustees of King's College, Itemized account of the second and third lottery for the College, New York, 1752 April 10 -- 1753 December 6, 1752, 1753

(with signatures of donors to the College at its founding)


Box 1 Skinner, William and Courtland Skinner, New York, 1752 May 9, 1752

(To Abraham DePeyster, Benjamin Nicoll, and William Livingston for investing in Trustees' lottery for erecting the College. Signed by William Skinner, Courtland Skinner, William Livingston et al. With related letters. Bond, photocopy of original in New York Historical Society; ms.d.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Bartow, Thomas to John Chambers, Perth Amboy, N.J., 1754 January 10, 1754

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 1 King George II of Great Britain, [Perth Amboy, N.J.], 1748 September 14, 1748

(Copy of Charter of the College of New Jersey, with a.n.s. by Thomas Bartow; ms.d., 9p.)


Box 1 Livingston, William, New York, 1754 May 16, 1754

(Mr. Livingston's "20 Reasons" for requesting that his Protest [Protest against the acceptance of Acts for Vesting the Lottery in Trustees and to Continue the Duty of Excise and the Currency of the Bills of Credits] be entered on the Minutes; a.ms.s., 7p.)


Box 1 Lottery Trustees of King's College, Petition for a Charter for the College to Lt. Gov. James DeLancey, [New York, 1754 May 20], 1754

(draft; ms.d., 3p.)


Box 1 Lottery Trustees of King's College, Additions to the Minutes of the Meeting of 16 May 1754 New York, [ca. 27 May 1754], May 1754

(Entries omitted at their previous meeting, May 16, and related subsequent events; ms., 1p.)


Box 1 Lottery Trustees of King's College, Petition to New York General Assembly, [New York, ca. 1754 May 27], ca. 1754

(Petition to New York General Assembly requesting that the Charter be confirmed and that money raised by lotteries be granted to the College Corporation; ms.d., 3p. draft)


Box 1 King George II of Great Britain, Draft of Charter of King's College, [New York], 1754 August, 1754

(ms.d., 24p. endorsed)


Box 1 Kempe, William to James DeLancey (1703-1760), [New York], 1754 August 8, 1754

(Kempe's approval, as attorney general, of the draft charter on last page; a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Johnson, Samuel to Benjamin Nicoll, Stratford, Conn., 1754 October 25, 1754

(with typed copy; a.l.s., 3p.)


Box 1 Johnson, Samuel to Benjamin Nicoll, Stratford, Conn., 1754 November 1, 1754

(with typed copy; a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 1 [DeLancey, James], List of the first Governors of King's College, [New York, 1754 November 26], 1754

(photocopy of original in New York State Library; a.ms., 1p.)


Box 1 Johnson, Samuel to Society for Propagation of the Gospel, New York, 1754 December 3, 1754

(Letter "referred" to the Society for Propagation of the Gospel and written here in their Minutes, explaining his resignation from his missionary post in Providence, RI in order to assume the role of President of the College of the State of New York. Photocopy of original in Journal of the Society; ms.l., 2p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College to the Public, [New York, 1755 ?], 1755

(Draft of request for donations to the College from those who "having enjoyed the blessing of a liberal education know the value and importance of knowledge"; ms., 5p.)


Box 1 [Livingston, William], New York, [1755]

(Draft of Subscription paper to promote the College because of its "Great Benefit and Advantage to all his Majesties Islands and plantations in the West Indies"; a.d., 1p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College, New York, 1755

(Draft of Subscription paper to list the subscribers who promise to pay money into the "Treasury of the Governors of the College of the Province of New York"; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College, New York, [1755 May 7]

(State oaths of office for the Governors. Oath incomplete, fragment cut off from large document; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 1 Trinity Church (New York), New York, 1755 May 12, 1755

(Deed for a portion of the King's Farm (the "Lower Estate") to the Governors of King's College. Damaged, bottom half missing; ms. d., 1p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College, Petition signed by Governors, New York, 1755 May 13,, 1755

(Addressed to Lt. Gov. James DeLancey for additional charter to establish a Dutch Reformed Professor of Divinity; ms.d.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College, Deed, New York, 1755 May 13,, 1755

(Deed of land from Trinity Church to King's College; copy from Minutes vol.1; typed copy; t.d., 5p.)


Box 1 Johnson, Samuel et al. to Governors, New York, 1755 June 2, 1755

(Report of the Committee…for the Seal "to prepare such devices and inscription as we should think proper for the Seal of this Corporation" also signed by Benjamin Nicoll, James DeLancey Jr., Edward Holland, Henry Barclay and Johannes Ritzema; ms.l.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Murray, Joseph (1694-1757) to the Governors, New York, 1755 June 2, 1755

(Report of the Committee to consider Ways and Means, for making a plan to build the College, etc.; a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College Committee on Ways and Means, Minutes of Meetings, New York, 1755 July 2 -- September 24, 1755

(For meetings of 1755 July 2, August 7, and September 24; ms., 2p.)


Box 1 King's College, Subscription Paper, New York, 1755 July 10,, 1755

(With the signatures of the donors to the College at its founding. With typed copy; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 1 King's College, Subscription Paper, New York, 1755 July [10], 1755

(To list donors to the College at its founding; ms.d., 1p. draft)


Box 1 Antill, Edward to Samuel Johnson, Piscataqua, N.J., 1755 October 29, 1755

(a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College, New York, [after 1755 October 31], 1755

(Draft of legislative act to transfer lottery funds and to establish Dutch Reformed Professor of Divinity; ms.d., 4p. draft with typed copy)


Box 1 Seabury, Samuel (1729-1796) to Samuel Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J., 1755 November 2, 1755

(a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 1 Barclay, Henry (1712-1764) et al. to Philip Bearcroft, New York, 1755 November 3, 1755

(Photocopy of original in the S.P.G. Archives, Letterbook B. Signed by Barclay and members of the Trinity Church Vestry; ms.l.s., 3p.)


Box 1 Hardy, Charles to [Governors of King's College], Fort George, N.Y., 1755 December 8, 1755

(ms.l.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College to Charles Hardy, New York, 1755 December 8, 1755

(To congratulate him on his appointment as Governor of New York; ms.l., 3p.)


Box 1 New York Gazette or the Weekly Post-Boy, New York, 1755 December 15, 1755

(Contains copies of letters between Governors of King's College and Gov. Hardy on 1755 December 8; p.d., 4p.)


Box 1 Livingston, William et al., New York, 1755 December 18, 1755

(Also signed by John Morin Scott, William Smith Jr., and other freemen; ms.d.s., 3p.)


Box 1 Crommelin, Robert, [Floor Plan of the College Building], [New York, 1756 May ], 1756

("Plan of the College," probably presented to the Governors at their May 12 meeting)


Box 1 Agreement of the Governors to dine at the anniversary, New York, 1756 May 11, 1756

(a.l.s, 2p.)


Box 1 Johnson, Samuel to William Johnson, New York, 1756 June 30, 1756

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Barclay, Henry to Charles Hardy, New York, [ca. 1756 July ], ca. 1756

(Congratulations on his appointment as Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet. Written on behalf of King's College; a.l., 1p. draft)


Box 1 Governors of King's College, Minutes of meeting, [New York], 1756 August 17, 1756

(Meeting on procedure for the day of the laying of the corner stone for the College, on "Thursday next" (August 23); Signed by several Governors; ms., 1p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College, [Account of laying of cornerstone of the College], New York, 1756 August 23, 1756

(Cornerstone laid "in honor of George II, King of England" by Governor Charles Hardy of New York Colony. Text in Latin and English, draft, 2 photocopies; ms., 3p)


Box 1 Governors of King's College to the Bishop of London, New York, ca. 1757

(Form letter requesting contributions. Photocopy from the S.P.G. archives 1954 Samuel Johnson President of the College; a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 1 Draft of a letter of appeal for support of King's College through subscriptions, New York, ca. 1757

(a.d., 1p.)


Box 1 Committee on timber for the College Building, Articles of agreement with Jonathan Miller and Samuel Williams, 1757 March 5, 1757

(Signed by Jonathan Miller, Samuel Williams and Samuel Moore. Agreement for delivery of and payment for timber; ms.d., 3p.)


Box 1 Winthrop, John to Samuel Auchmuty, Cambridge, Mass., 1757 April 19, 1757

(With photocopy; a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College to Governor Sir Charles Hardy upon his leaving New York, New York, 1757 May, 1757

(a.d., 2p.)


Box 1 Jones, Thomas (1731-1792) to Benjamin Nicoll, [Long Island, NY, May 1757]

(Re estate of Joseph Murray; a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Antill, Edward to the Governors of the College, Piscataqua, N.J., 1757 November 7, 1757

(Copy made by Paul Mahlon Hamlin, original in New York State Library, Albany; ms.l., 1p.)


Box 1 Barclay, Henry (1712-1764) et al. to the Governors, New York, 1757 November 8, 1757

(Report of the Committee Appointed to Visit and Overlook the College during the Absence of the President. Also signed by Johannes Ritzema, John Albert Weygand, John Carle, Benjamin Nicoll and John Livingston; a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 1 Lispenard, Leonard, New York, 1758 August 30, 1758

(Receipt for 500 pounds from the estate of Joseph Murray, one of the earliest bequests received by the College. Gift of Charles J. Tanenbaum, 1976 a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Bearcroft, Philip to Samuel Johnson, [London], 1758 September 12, 1758

(Copy of extract from letter in a contemporary hand; ms.l., 2p.)


Box 1 Bearcroft, Rev. Philip to Rev. Samuel Johnson, 1758 September 12, 1758

(Extract from a letter; a.l., 4p.)


Box 1 Antill, Edward to Samuel Johnson, [Piscataqua], N.J. 1758 December 14, 1758

(Incomplete with only half of each leaf; a.l.s., 7p.)


Box 1 Antill Edward to [Samuel Johnson], Piscataqua, N.J., 1759 January 16, 1759

(With typed copy; a.l.s., 3p.)


Box 1 Johnson, Samuel to [Edward Antill], [New York], undated

(Draft, signed with initials, written on the above; a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 1 [Johnson, Samuel] to the Governors of the College, [New York], undated

(Draft, written on the above. Proposal for a [Committee on the Inspection of the Execution of Laws in the College]; a.l., 1p. )


Box 1 King's College to Jonathan Miller, New York, 1759 April 25, 1759

(Draft; ms.l., 1p.)


Box 1 Treadwell, Daniel and Leonard Cutting, Petition to the Governors of King's College for an augmentation of their salaries, New York, 1759 May 8, 1759

(a.d.s., 2p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College to Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury, [New York], 1760 February 16, 1760

(3rd page contains sentences to be added to the main text. Requesting the employment of someone to replace Samuel Johnson in the event of his death or resignation; ms.l., 3p.)


Box 1 Lispenard, Leonard, New York, 1760 February 27, 1760

(Receipt for 212:4:6 from the estate of Joseph Murray, by his executors; a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Townsend, Micajah to the Corporation of King's College, n.p., [after 1760 April ], 1760

(Enclosed are two receipts for payment of tuition for his son, Epenetus Townsend, AB 1759 AM 1762 a.l.s., 1p. with 2 enclosed)


Box 1 Governors of King's College to [Governors of the College], New York, 1760 June 18, 1760

(Invitation to the Governors of the College to dine in the College Hall on Commencement Day, to be signed by those who approve, with 19 signatures; ms.l., 1p.)


Box 1 Secker, Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, to Philip Bearcroft, Lambeth, UK, 1760 October 22, 1760

(Photocopy of original in S.P.G. Archive, Letterbook B; a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 1 Johnson, Samuel to Philip Bearcroft, New York, 1760 November 25, 1760

(Photocopy of original in S.P.G. Archive, Letterbook B; a.l.s., 3p.)


Box 1 Lispenard, Leonard, New York, 1760 December 23, 1760

(Receipt for 549 pounds, 40 shillings and 9 pence from the estate of Joseph Murray, one of the earliest bequests received by the College; a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Lispenard, Leonard, New York, 1761 February 16, 1761

(Receipt for 232 pounds, 6 shillings and 11 pence from the estate of Joseph Murray, one of the earliest bequests received by the college; a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Antill, Edward to Leonard Lispenard, Piscataqua, N.J., 1761 February 19, 1761

(a.l.s., 3p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College, Oaths, [New York, ca. 1761 March 25], ca. 1761

(State oath for the qualification of the Governors of the College upon the Accession of His Majesty George III, both signed by the Governors; 2 ms.d., 2p. each 2 copies)


Box 1 Governors of King's College to King George III upon his accession to the throne, New York, 1761 May 12, 1761

(a.d.s., 2p.)


Box 1 Lispenard, Leonard, New York, 1761 July 21, 1761

(Receipt for 528 pounds, 3 shillings, and 5 pence from the estate of Joseph Murray, one of the earliest bequests received by the College; a.d.s., 2p.)


Box 1 Noel, Garrat, New York, 1761 September 4, 1761

(The bookseller's account with King's College; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 1 Secker, Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, London, 1761 December 10, 1761

(Appointment of Samuel Johnson as his proxy Governor of the College; a.l.s., 2p. copy)


Box 1 Reade, Joseph Jr. to his father Joseph Reade Sr., [London, ca. 1762 March], ca. 1762

(On the recommendation of Myles Cooper for Vice President of the College by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Copy of an extract from the original letter, evidently sent to the Governors of the College by the recipient; ms.l., 1p.)


Box 1 Johnson, Rev. Samuel (Governors of King's College) to the Archbishop of Canterbury, New York, 1762 April 15, 1762

(a.l.s., 3p. draft)


Box 1 Ludlow, William and Son, New York, 1762 April 20, 1762

(Bill of exchange to Edward Pearson from Ludlow, on behalf of the Governors of the College; ms.d., 2p.)


Box 1 Monckton, Robert to the Governors of King's College, [New York], 1762 August 18, 1762

(a.l., 1p.)


Box 1 King George III of England to [whom it May concern], London, 1762 August 19, 1762

(Brief for the raising of money for the King's College and the College of Philadelphia in Great Britain, by William Smith and Sir James Jay. Copy of original in Lambeth Palace Library, London, original endorsed by Archbishop Secker; ms.l., 9p.)


Box 1 New York Mercury: Governors of King's College Address to Governor Mouckton and his reply, New York, 1762 August 23, 1762

(a.d., 4p.)


Box 1 Johnson, Samuel to William Samuel Johnson, New York, 1762 September 9, 1762

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Trinity Church, Plan for letting their lots, [New York, ca. 1762 December 1], ca. 1762

(Resolution of Trinity Vestry that "all the Church Lands that are to be lett for the future be leased for any Term not Exceeding Sixty three nor les than Twenty one years." --Trin. Min., in Stokes, 727; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 1 King's College, The usual bill of fare in King's College, New York, 1763-1764

(Also includes salaries for President, professors and librarian, tuition and board for the students; ms.d., 3p. photocopy)


Box 1 Willet, Edward to John Livingston, [New York], 1763 February 21, 1763

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Account of King's College to Willett, [New York], 1763 February 21, 1763

(Enclosed with the above; a.d., 1p.)


Box 1 Willet, Edward to the Governors of King's College, [New York], 1763 February 12, 1763

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Horsmanden, Daniel, [New York], 1763 March 1, 1763

(Report of the Committee to Inquire into the State and Circumstances of the College, signed by Horsmanden, Chairman, with corrections and additions in his hand; ms.d.s., 4p.)


Box 1 Cooper, Dr. Myles, Plan of Education in King's College, New York, 1763 March 1, 1763

(Submitted to the Governors of the College and adopted by them; a.d., 2p.)


Box 1 Horsmanden, Daniel to Samuel Johnson, New York, 1763 March 2, 1763

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Johnson, Samuel to the Governors of King's College, Stratford, Conn., 1763 March 30, 1763

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Kempe, John Taber, Plan of a Grammar School to be annexed to the College, [New York], 1763 April 12, 1763

(a.ms., 4p.)


Box 1 Weyman, William, Account of printer, New York, 1763 April 12, 1763

(a.d., 2p.)


Box 1 Cooper, Myles, Statement to the Governors of the College concerning his appointment as President, [New York, after 1763 April ], 1763

(a.ms., 2p.)


Box 1 Johnson, Samuel to Dr. Burton, Secretary of the S.P.G., Stratford, Conn., 1763 May 10, 1763

(Photocopy of original in S.P.G. Archive, Letterbook B; a.l.s., 3p.)


Box 1 Weyman, William, Account for books delivered to the College, [New York], 1763 May 10, 1763

(With ms.n. concerning its payment, and Weyman's note acknowledging receipt, signed with initial; a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Jones, John, Bill for the Commencement Dinner, [New York, 1763 May 15], 1763

(ms.d., 1p. account)


Box 1 Mouckton, Governor Robert to the Governors of King's College, Fort George, N.Y., 1763 June 27, 1763

(a.l.s. 1p.)


Box 1 Governors of King's College to George III, [New York], 1763 July 23, 1763

(Congratulating the King on the conclusion of peace with France and Spain upon the end of the French and Indian Wars; ms.l., 1p. draft)


Box 1 Lispenard, Leonard, New York, 1763 August 13, 1763

(Receipt for 100 pounds, 15 shillings from the estate of Joseph Murray, one of the earliest bequests received by the College; a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Kempe, John Taber to the Governors of King's College, New York, 1763 August 23, 1763

(Report of the Committee on the Establishment of a Grammar School on retaining Matthew Cushing as Master of the School; a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Secker, Rev. Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, Proxy of the Rev. Myles Cooper, 1763 October 14, 1763

(With one page photocopy; a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Kempe, John Taber, Report of Committee on the Grammar School, New York, 1763 October 31, 1763

(On the appointment of Mr. Leslie as Usher, and to the Governors of the College to establish a school for writing and arithmetic; a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 1 Cooper, Myles, Report on the case of Myles Cooper, [New York], 1763 October 31, 1763

(Signed by J.T. Kempe, John Watts and James Duane; ms.d., 2p.)


Box 1 Watts, John, Bill of Exchange, New York, 1763 November 14, 1763

(Bill of Exchange for John Watts on behalf of King's College for payment from Drummonds and Company, London; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 1 Kempe, John Taber, Report of Committee to Procure a Person to Officiate in the College in the Room of Mr. [Leonard] Cutting, [New York], 1763 November 1, 1763

(ms.d.s., 1p.)



Box 2 King's College, Bill of Fare (etc.) New York, ca. 1764

(Manuscript document in hand of John Jay; photo of original)


Box 2 Governors of King's College to Messrs. Drummond and Company, New York, 1764 May 14, 1764

(To Drummond and Company, London, for payment to William Ludlow and Son; a.d., 1p. bill of exchange)


Box 2 Ludlow, William and Son, Bills Payable, 1764 May 14 and October 27, 1764

(a.d., 4p.)


Box 2 Antill, Edward to [Myles Cooper], [Shrewsbury, N.J., ca. 1764 November 21], ca. 1764

(With enclosed also concerning the Longfield Mortgage; a.l.s., 4p.)


Box 2 Kempe, John Taber to the Governors, [New York], 1764 November 12, 1764

(Also signed by James Duane; ms.l.s., 1p. draft)


Box 2 Kempe, John Taber to Edward Antill, New York, 1764 November 21, 1764

(Enclosed with the above, concerning Longfield's mortgage; ms.l., 1p. draft)


Box 2 Learning, Jeremiah (d. 1804), Diploma, New York, 1765 May 12, 1765

(Diploma for MA degree, in the hand of President Myles Cooper; ms.d., 1p. draft)


Box 2 Governors of King's College to Henry Moore, New York, [1765 November ]

(Congratulations on his appointment as Governor of New York, draft and portion of reply; ms.l., 2p.)


Box 2 Harpur, Robert, College Intrigues, or the Amours of Patrick [Pagan], [New York], 1766 April 18, 1766

(Photos of cartoon and accompanying text entitled "Advertisement" Lampoon of professor Robert Harpur drawn and written by King's College Students, possibly including Governor Morris; a.ms. 3p.)


Box 2 Clarke, Richard (d. 1824), Diploma, New York, 1766 May 20, 1766

(Diploma for MA degree; ms.d., 2p. draft)


Box 2 [D'Olier, Richard (d. 1766)] to the Governors of King's College, [New York, ca. 1766 November 20], ca. 1766

(Request of degree for Richard D'Olier, who is deceased; ms.d., 2p.)


Box 2 Report of a Committee to petition Sir Henry Moore, Governor, for a grant of 24,000 acres of land to Governor Sir Henry Moore of the College, New York, 1767 February 26, 1767

(a.d.s., 2p.)


Box 2 Skinner, Samuel Spencer to Henry Cuyler, New York, 1767 March 26, 1767

(On the lease of property "on the S.W. Corner of the Colledge ground"; a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 [Duane, James], Contract, New York, 1767 April 13, 1767

(Agreement with Samuel Spencer Skinner concerning certain lots; ms.d., 1p. copy)


Box 2 Cooper, Myles to Lambert Moore, [New York], 1767 May 22, 1767

(Written on notice form to be sent to printers John Holt and James Parker for printing advertisements for "Examination of Candidates for Admission into this College"; a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Clossy, Samuel and others to the Governors of King's College, New York, 1767 August 4, 1767

(Also signed by Peter Middleton, John Jones, James Smith and Samuel Bard requesting the establishment of a medical school; a.l.s., 3p. with photocopy)


Box 2 Tennent, John Van Brugh to the Governors, New York, 1767 August 5, 1767

(ms.l.s., 2p. with photocopy)


Box 2 Kempe, John Taber, Report of School Committee, [New York], 1767 August 14, 1767

(On the state of the school; a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Wilkens, Isaac to the Governors of the College, Westchester, N.Y., 1768 April 20, 1768

(Indenture concerning his parcel of land in Westchester; ms.l.s., 2p)


Box 2 New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, Commencement Account of 1768 for the Public, New York, 1768 May 23, 1768, 1768

(a.d., 4p.)


Box 2 Antill, Edward to the Governors, Shrewsbury, N.J., 1768 September 21, 1768

(a.l.s., 3p.)


Box 2 Antill, Edward to Anthony White, Shrewsbury, N.J., 1768 September 21, 1768

(Order enclosed with the above. Order on Mr. White for Henry Longfield's mortgage; a.ms.s., 1p.)


Box 2 King's College Governors to Frederick (Cornwallis), Archbishop of Canterbury, on his accession to the see, New York, 1768 November, 1768

(a.d., 1p.)


Box 2 Johnson, Samuel to Myles Cooper, Stratford, Conn., 1768 November 18, 1768

(a.l.s., 1p. with typed copy)


Box 2 Governors of King's College, Rough minutes [of Meeting of 1768 November 24], New York, 1768 November 24, 1768, 1768

(Draft, entered with some alterations; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 2 Holt, John, Account for Advertising, [New York], 1769 April 27, 1769

(Bill for printing advertising for King's College 1765 -- 1769 account by Lambert Moore; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 2 Robinson, Beverly (1722-1792) to [John Watts (1749-1836)], Highlands, [N.J.], 1769 June 5, 1769

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Verplanck, Philip to John Watts (1749-1836), [Croton, N.Y.], 1769 June 6, 1769

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Duane, James to the Governors, [New York], 1770 March 20, 1770

(Report of the Committee for Applying for an Amendment and Alteration in the College Charter. Read and filed 1770 March 20; ms.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Governors of King's College, Minutes, New York, 1770 March 20, 1770

("Rough Minutes" of meeting held at the "House of George Burns Inholder"; ms.d., 4p. draft)


Box 2 Marston, Nathaniel to the Governors, [New York], 1770 March 20, 1770

(Report of the Committee for Applying a Tract of Land for the Use of the College, also signed by Myles Cooper and James Duane; ms.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Goble, Moritz to the Governors, New York, 1770 April 11, 1770

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Beckman, Harry to the Governors of King's College, n.p., 1770 April 12, 1770

(a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 2 Tucker, Robert, M.D. Diploma, New York, 1770 May 15, 1770

(Draft with photocopy; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 2 Johnson, Rev. Samuel to Myles Cooper, Stratford, 1770 August 24, 1770

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 [Marshall, John Rutgers ] to the Governors, Stratford, Conn., 1770 August 29, 1770

(Recommendation of John K. Marshall for a Degree, signed by Joseph Lamson, Ebenezer Dibblee and Jeremiah Leaming; ms.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Marshall, John Rutgers to the Governors of King's College, Stratford, Conn, 1770 September 6, 1770

(Petition of John R. Marshall for a Diploma and Letters of Recommendation for Several Clergymen; a.l.s., 1p. with typed copy)


Box 2 Neilson, James to [the Governors], [New York], 1770 October 8, 1770

(As executor of the will of Henry Longfield, concerning a certain tract of land; a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Johnson, Samuel to Dr. Burton, Stratford, Conn. 1771 April 5, 1771

(Photocopy of original in S.P.G. archives, Letterbook B; a.l.s., 3p.)


Box 2 Antill, Edward Sr., Bill, [Shrewsbury], N.J., 1771 May, 1771

(List of Antill's legal services to King's College in the New Jersey Sup[reme? erior?] Court, note requests it be laid before Mr. Moore and Governors. Bill with a.n. at end, filed 1773 February 1; a.n., 1p.)


Box 2 Cooper, Myles, Diploma, New York, 1771 May 21, 1771

(Diploma for Benjamin Onderonck and Michael Sebring in hand of Myles Cooper; a.d., 1p. draft)


Box 2 Cooper, Myles to William Tryon, New York, 1771 July 23, 1771

(To Governor Tryon from the Governors, President, Professors, Fellows, and Tutors of the College, with congratulation on his arrival and a request for his "Patronage and Protection" for the College. Copy with a.n. to the printer at the end; ms.l., 2p.)


Box 2 Governors of King's College, Address to Governor William Tryon and his reply, New York, 1771 July 23, 1771

(a.ds., 4p.)


Box 2 Kempe, John Tabor to the Governors, New York, [1771 September ]

(Also signed by Charles Inglis, Samuel Verplanck, Bernard Michael Houseal and John Ogilvie. Date from docket; a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 2 King's College Committee on Ways and Means, Meeting of the Committee, New York, 1771 September 18, 1771

(Report with ms. note added 30 September, draft; ms.d., 3p.)


Box 2 King's College Committee on Ways and Means, Meeting Report, New York, 1771 September 18, 1771

(Meeting of the Committee for considering of Ways and Means for promoting the Interest of the College by the Mediation of Doctor Cooper during his stay in England, held at Botons Tavern the 18 September 1771 Signed by J.T. Kempe, J. Watts, J. Duane, M. Cooper, J. Ritzema, G. Banyar. Report ms.n. added 30 September ; ms.d., 2p.)


Box 2 Tyron, William to the Governors, President, etc. of the College, [New York, ca. 1771 September 30], ca. 1771

(Reply to their letter of 1771 July 23; ms.l.s., 2p.)


Box 2 Downes, James, Account, [New York], 1771 October 7, 1771

(Amount paid to Downes by the King's College Governors for copy work he did for them; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 2 Governors of King's College to Frederick Cornwallis, Archbishop of Canterbury, New York, 1771 October 12, 1771

(Requesting constitution of University status and remission of quit rents; ms.l., 4p. copy)


Box 2 Governors of King's College to George III, New York, 1771 October 12, 1771

(a.l., 3p. 2 copies)


Box 2 Governors of King's College to Wills Hill, first Marquis of Downshire, New York, [1771 October 12]

(On the remission of quit rents and the establishment of a University; ms.l, 3p. 2 drafts, one with a.n. by Myles Cooper on p.3)


Box 2 Governors of King's College to Lord North, New York, 1771 October 12, 1771

(Requesting constitution of University status and remission of quit rents; a.l. 3p. 2 copies)


Box 2 Morse, Charles, Account, [New York], 1771 October 15, 1771

( "To Ingrossing Part of a Schedule to the Answer of the Governors of the College to the Bill of Complaint of Sr. Jas. Jay." By Lambert Moore; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 2 Tanner, John, Account to Lambert Moore, New York, 1771 October 16, 1771

(a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Governors of King's College to Robert Hay Drummond, Archbishop of York, New York, 1771 October 17, 1771

(Requesting constitution of University status and remission of quit rents; ms.l., 3p. draft)


Box 2 Clossy, Samuel, Student notes [of John August us Graham], [New York], ca. 1772

(Upon the lectures of Dr. Clossy. With photocopy)


Box 2 Graduates of King's College, List of names sent to engosser for diplomas, New York, 1772 May 19, 1772

(a.d., 2p.)


Box 2 King's College, Guests Invited at the Commencement Dinner in May 1772 [New York], 1772 May [19], May 1772, 1772


Box 2 Desbrosses, Elias, Account, [New York], 1772 May 30, 1772

(To the Governors of King's College and the Corporation of Trinity Church, Docket on the verso: Account of the Expenses in Supporting the Ground of the Lower End of Murray Street, filed 1773 February 1 and referred to a committee; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 2 Duane, James Minutes of Committee of Visitation, [New York], 1772 May 22, 1772

(Minutes of the disorders committed at the College on the afternoon of the last Commencement, filed 1772 June 2; a.d.s., 2p.)


Box 2 Kelly, William to [the Governors], London, 1772 May 30, 1772

(With related letter; a.l.s., 3p.)


Box 2 Lispenard, Leonard to the Governors, New York, 1772 June 10, 1772

(Report to the Governors on accounts of the College with Mathew Cushing, also signed by John Livingston; ms.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 King George II of Great Britain, Warrant for Remission of the Quit Rents, London, 1772 June 19, 1772

(Directed to Andrew Elliot, signed by Frederick, Lord North, Jeremiah Dyson and Charles Townshend; see also items of 1772 October 12 for request for remission of quit rents; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 2 Frederick Cornwallis, Archbishop of Canterbury, London, 1772 June 22, 1772

(Authorization of Myles Cooper as his proxy in the affairs of the King's College. With photocopy; a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Hicks, Whitehead, Testimony, [New York], 1772 July 13, 1772

(Examination relative to the disorders committed by Rickets and others at the College on the day of Commencement in 1772 May, Signed by Thomas Pettit, Steward at King's College and May or Hicks; ms.d.s., 8p.)


Box 2 Cooper, Myles to the Governors, New York, 1772 October 12, 1772

(The Report of Myles Cooper, President of said College, on his Return from England; a.l.s., 3p.)


Box 2 Cruger, Henry to the President and Governors of King's College, New York, 1773 February 18, 1773

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Cooper, Myles to [Jonathan Boucher], New York, 1773 March 22, 1773

(With typed copy and notes from MHT. a.l.s., 4p.)


Box 2 Kelly, John to the Governors, New York, 1773 March 23, 1773

(a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 2 King's College, Diplomas, New York, 1773 May 18, 1773

(For honorary degrees of A.M. to John Stuart, d.1811 and Henry (Harry) Munro, 1730-1801 ms.d., 1p. draft)


Box 2 King's College Graduates Names, New York, 1773 May 18, 1773

(Names sent to engosser for diplomas in handwriting of President Cooper; a.d., 1p.)


Box 2 Duane, James, Statement of his Agreement with John Kelly, [New York], 1773 June 12, 1773

(a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Hicks, Whitehead, Account, [New York], 1773 June 15, 1773

(Also signed by Leonard Lispenard and Goldsborough Banyar, Committees report upon John Kelly's Account. On same sheet as above; ms.d.s., 1p.)


Box 2 James, Benjamin to Lambert Moore, [New York, ca. 1773 June ], ca. 1773

(Signed "For William Parsons and Self" by Benjamin James; a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Latouche, David to Myles Cooper, Dublin, 1773 October 21, 1773

(ms.l.s., 1p.)


Box 2 Jauncey, John to the President and Governors of King's College, [New York], 1773 November 11, 1773

(AB 1774 a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 2 Governors of King's College to Richard Terrick, Bishop of London, [New York], 1773 December 28, 1773

(Testimony on John Vardill, 1749-1811 ms.l., 1p.)


Box 2 Tanner, John from L. Moore Esq., New York, 1773 December, 1773

(a.d.s., 1p.)



Box 3 Governors and Faculty of King's College, to Governor William Tyron and his reply, New York, 1774 April 7, 1774

(Address in New York Gazetteer; p.d., 4p.)


Box 3 Downes, James, Account, New York, 1774 April 12, 1774

(Account for engossing to Lambert Moore Esq.; a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 3 King's College Graduates Names, 1774 May, 1774

(a.d., 2p.)


Box 3 Willett, Edward to the Treasurer of King's College, New York, 1774 May 30, 1774

(a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 3 King's College Students' Petition to the Governors of King's College on behalf of George Rapalje, New York, 1774 July, 1774

(a.d.s., 2p.)


Box 3 Harpur, Robert to the Governors of King's College, New York, 1774 July 21, 1774

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 3 Rapalje, George to the Governors of King's College to be readmitted, New York, 1774 July 21, 1774

(a.l.s., 7p.)


Box 3 Bard, Samuel, Samuel Clossy and John Jones (all M.D.s) to the Governors of King's College, New York, 1774 November 15, 1774

(With photocopy and typed copy; a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 3 Skinner, Samuel Spencer to the Governors of King's College, New York, 1774 December 19, 1774

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 3 Willett, Edward and Aletta to the Governors of King's College, New York, 1775 February 15 and 16, 1775

(a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 3 Barclay, Thomas, Fees for M.A. Degree, New York, 1775 May, 1775

(a.d., 1p.)


Box 3 List of Graduates of King's College, New York, 1775 May, 1775

(a.d., 1p.)


Box 3 Governors of King's College, Manuscript Documents, New York, 1775 May 16, 1775

(Photocopies of minutes; 2p.)


Box 3 Cooper, Rev. Myles to Leonard Lispenard, New York, 1775 May 17, 1775

(With typed copy; a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 3 Governors within reach of King's College, Bills of Exchange, New York, 1775 August 31, 1775

(a.d., 1p.)


Box 3 Moore, Rev. Benjamin, The honorable dismissal of John Nicoll, New York, 1775 September 6, 1775

(a.d.s., 1p)


Box 3 Graduates of King's College, New York, 1776 May, 1776

(List of names sent to the engosser; a.d., 1p.)


Box 3 List of Graduates of King's College, New York, 1776 May, 1776

(a.d., 1p)


Box 3 Lispenard, Leonard, Deposit Record, New York, 1776 December 2, 1776

(a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 3 Van Horne, August us, Bond, New York, 1779 June, 1779

(a.d., 3p. draft)


Box 3 Ludlow, George Duncan to Leonard Lispenard, New York, 1779 June 11 and 12, 1779

(a.l.s., 3p.)


Box 3 Governors of King's College, Notice of a Meeting, New York, 1779 November 12, 1779

(a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 3 Treasurer of Columbia College, 4 Vouchers for labor done by Daniel Niven, New York, [178_]

(ms.d., 4p.)


Box 3 Committee for Leasing out College Lotts to Lambert Moore, New York, 1780 March 23, 1780

(a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 3 Watts, John to the Governors of King's College, London, 1780 April 1, 1780

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 3 Applications for leases to the Governors of King's College, New York, 1780 June 20, 1780

(a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 3 The Corporation of King's College to Evert Bancker Jr., New York, 1780 June 22, 1780

(Concerning his account; a.d., 1p.)


Box 3 Executors of Henry Cuyler Sr. and Henry Cuyler Jr., Proposal to the Governors of King's College, New York, 1781 May 7, 1781

(a.d., 1p.)


Box 3 Clarkson, David to Lambert Moore, Flatbush, 1781 June 1, 1781

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 3 Governors of King's College to Rev. Myles Cooper, [New York], 1781 June 13, 1781

(With typed copy; a.d., 4p.)


Box 3 Memorandum on Leases, New York, 1781 September 14, 1781

(a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 3 Moore, Bejamin to Rev. Myles Cooper, New York, 1782 May 4, 1782

(In answer to Cooper's letter accusing him of failing "to make restitution of one hundred and fifty pounds" which Cooper claimed was his due and which had been paid to Moore, Benjamin Moore says that he will return the money to "those who paid it to him" so that there will be no further misunderstanding. With typed copy; a.l.s., 3p.)


Box 3 Committee appointed to lease the College Lands, Agreement with Abraham Maijba (Mabee), New York, 1782 October 28, 1782

(a.d.s., 1p.)


Box 3 Committee Report on Plan of Education to the Trustees, [New York], 1784

(For securing a president; ms.d., 1p.)


Box 3 Memorial of the Regents of the University of New York to the Legislature, New York, 1784

(a.d., 8p.)


Box 3 King's College, Treasurer's Financial Notes, New York, 1784-1787

(a.d., 1p.)


Box 3 Garrod, Jacob to the Governors of King's College, New York, 1784 [January ] 28, 1784

(a.l.s., 1p.)


Box 3 Governors of King's College, Petition to the New York Legislature, New York, 1784 March 24, 1784

(a.d., 8p. printed)


Box 3 Franklin, Benjamin to Dr. Witherspoon, 1784 April 5, 1784

(3 manuscript copies and 2 photocopies; a.l.s., 9p. 3 manuscript copies and 2 photocopies)


Box 3 List of the Regents of the University of the State of New York, New York, 1784 May 1, 1784

(a.d., 3p.)


Box 3 Van Zandt, Jacob to Brockholst Livingston, New York, 1784 May 12, 1784

(a.l.s., 2p.)


Box 3 Mersereau, Joshua to the Treasurer of King's College, New York, 1784 May 28, 1784

(a.l.s., 1p.)