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Columbia College papers, 1703-1964, bulk 1754-1920

Series III: Oversized Materials, 1752-1856

This series contains oversized documents relating to both King's College and Columbia College. Documents are primarily property maps, indentures, land lease documents, and petitions.

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Box OS 1 King's College, Lottery Trustees, New York, 1752 April 10 -- 1753 December 6, 1752, 1753

(Itemized account of the second and third lottery for the College; ms.d., 1p.)



Box OS 4 King's College, Governors, New York, 1755 May 7, 1755

(oath, signed by the Governors, with typescript copy; ms.d., 2p.)


Box OS 4 Trinity Church, 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; ms.d., 1p.; Damaged, bottom half missing)


Box OS 4 King's College, Governors, New York, 1755 May 13, 1755

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


Box OS 4 King's College, New York, 1755 July 10, 1755

(subscription paper, with typescript copy, with the signatures of the donors to the College at its founding; ms.d., 1p.)



Box Mapcase 15-L-5 King's College, Governors, 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; 2ms.d., 2p. each)



Box OS 4 [Harpur, Robert]. College Intrigues, or The Amours of Patrick [Pagan] [New York] 1766 April 18, 1766

(a.ms., 3 p. Cartoon and accompanying text entitled: Advertisement. Lampoon of Prof. Robert Harpur drawn and written by King's College students. Gouverneur Morris May possibly have been one of the students)


Box OS 4 Columbia College vs. Crossley, William, 1767 March 25, 1767

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 4 Columbia College vs. Hilman, Henry, 1767 March 25, 1767

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 4 Columbia College vs. Shaver, Johannes, 1767 March 25, 1767

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 4 Columbia College vs. Curry, John, 1767 May 20, 1767

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 4 Columbia College vs. Pearsey, Jonathan, 1767 May 20, 1767

(Indenture, lease of property)



Box OS 5 Columbia College vs. Smith, Richard, 1767 May 20, 1767

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 5 New York (City) May or and Commonalty vs. College of the Province of New York, Governors, New York, 1770 August 16, 1770

(Grant for water lots, Ms doc. 2 pp)


Box OS 5 King's College, Governors vs. Livingston, Philip, 1772 September 1, 1772

(Lease; Ms doc. 1 p. and map; bound together with transfer of lease documents between Harpur, Robert and Jones, Thomas [1789 June 10]; Hamilton, Alexander et al. as executors of Philip Livingston and Harpur, Robert [1789 June 9]; and Jones, Margaret et al. and Columbia College Trustees [1812 February 26])


Box OS 5 Columbia College vs. Waldron, Oliver, 1774 March 25, 1774

(Indenture, lease of property)



Box OS 1 Columbia College vs. Willet, Edward, 1775 February 15, 1775

(Indenture, lease of property)



Box OS 5 College of the Province of New York, Governors vs. Skinner, Samuel Spencer, 1780 April 10, 1780

(Lease, Ms. Doc. 1 p. and map)


Box OS 5 Columbia College vs. Bates, Gilbert, 1780 June 20, 1780

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 5 Columbia College vs. Earle, Peter, 1780 June 20, 1780

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 5 Columbia College vs. Gisner, John, 1780 June 20, 1780

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 5 Columbia College vs. Ward, Samuel, 1780 June 20, 1780

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 5 Butler, William vs. Parsons, William, 1781 April 27, 1781

(Transfer of property leased by the College; Ms doc. s. 1 p.)


Box OS 5 Columbia College vs. Watkins, Joseph, 1783 April 6, 1783

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 5 Columbia College vs. Ackerman, Abraham, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)



Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Barber, Silas, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Berwick, Robert, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Billington, Elias, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Buskirk, Lawrence, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Codington, Uzziah, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. de la Mater, John, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Earle, Morris, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Larton, Lewis, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Lee, William, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Lindley, Aaron, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. McDonald, John, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Morris, Lewis, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Ricker, Abraham, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)



Box OS 1 Columbia College vs. VanBornel, Garrit and Peter, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)



Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Watkins, Joseph, 1785 May 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 6 Varick, Richard vs. Gilbert, William W., New York, 1785 September 28, 1785

(Release; Ms. doc. s. 2 pp.)


Box OS 6 Columbia College vs. Dwyer, Dennis and McMellan, James, 1785 October 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)



Box Mapcase 15-L-5 Ramsay, John and Elizabeth vs. University of the State of New York, Regents, New York, 1785 October 7, 1785

(Release; Ms. doc. 1 p.)



Box OS 7 Columbia College vs. Randall, William, 1785 November 1, 1785

(Indenture, lease of property)



Box OS 1 Columbia College vs. Rhinelander, Frederick, New York, 1786 January 1, 1786

(Indenture, property lease)



Box OS 7 Columbia College vs. Wood, Abner, 1786 February 14, 1786

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 7 Columbia College vs. Clemison, Alexandre, 1786 August 1, 1786

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 7 Columbia College vs. Morgan, David, 1786 August 1, 1786

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 7 Columbia College vs. VanWart, William, 1786 September 1, 1786

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 7 Columbia College vs. Helm, Samuel, 1786 November 1, 1786

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 7 Columbia College vs. Seaman, Wolrob, 1786 November 1, 1786

(Indenture, lease of property)



Box Mapcase 15-L-5 University of the State of New York, Regents vs. Smith, Joseph, New York, 1786 November 1, 1786

(Deed; Ms. doc. 1 p. and map)



Box OS 1 Tetard, Mme. Jean Pierre to Robert Harpur, New York, 1787 April 4,, 1787

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



Box OS 7 Columbia College, Trustees to Johnson, William Samuel et al, 1788 March 29, 1788

(Letter of attorney; Ms doc s 2p.)



Box OS 1 Protestant Episcopal Church in New York to Johnson, William Samuel, 1788 April 16, 1788

(Lands in state of Vermont; Ms doc s.)



Box OS 7 Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in New York to Johnson, William Samuel, 1788 April 24, 1788

(Letter of attorney re: lands in Vermont; Ms doc s 2 pp.)



Box OS 1 Columbia College vs. Cooper, John, 1788 May 1, 1788

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 1 Columbia College vs. Warner, Cornelius, 1792 May 1, 1792

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 1 Columbia College vs. Warner, William, 1792 May 1, 1792

(Indenture, lease of property)


Box OS 1 Columbia College vs. Hadley, Isaac, 1793 May 1, 1793

(Indenture, lease of property)



Box OS 7 Rutgers, Henry vs. Mitchill, Samuel Latham, 1793 June 15, 1793

(Release; Ms doc s 1 p.)


Box OS 7 Rutgers, Henry vs. Mitchill Samuel L., New York, 1795 July 2, 1795

(Deed; Ms. doc. s. 3 pp.)


Box OS 7 Beach, Abraham, New York, 1806 January 1, 1806

(Contract of indenture, re: certain leases of land from the college; part of document in ms., and on verso there is much in ms. form; p.d.s. 2p.)


Box OS 7 Columbia College vs. Alexander, Andrew, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)



Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Billington, Elias, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Buskirk, John, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Carpenter, Henry, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. de la Montanye, John, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Dewitt, Peter, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Foote, Thomas, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Ludlum, Samuel, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease; attached statement of transfer)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Ludlum, Samuel, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Meldberger, Aleta, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Ricker, Abraham, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Shepherd, John, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Thing, Abraham, 1806 May 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Van Wart, William, 1806 September 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Luff, John N., 1806 November 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 8 Columbia College vs. Smith, John D., 1806 November 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)



Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. Smith, John D., 1806 November 1, 1806

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. Lorton, Jane and Targay, John, 1807 May 1, 1807

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. Davidson, James, 1809 May 1, 1809

(Indenture, property lease)



Box OS 2 Columbia College vs. Laurence, William (original lease), 1809 May 1, 1809

(Indenture, transfer of property)


Box OS 2 Columbia College vs. Laurence, William, 1809 May 1, 1809

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 2 Columbia College vs. Lawrence, William, 1809 May 1, 1809

(Indenture, property lease)



Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. Lawrence, William, 1809 May 1, 1809

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. Ritter, John P., 1809 May 1, 1809

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. Sickels, William, 1809 May 1, 1809

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. Sickels, William, 1809 May 1, 1809

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. Watkins, Joseph, 1809 May 1, 1809

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. Billington, Elias, 1810 August 17, 1810

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. Mayor Alderman, 1810 September 3, 1810

(Indenture, agreement concerning land on Murray Street)



Box OS 2 Columbia College vs. Dederer, Joseph, 1811 May 1, 1811

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 2 Columbia College vs. Dederer, Joseph, 1811 May 1, 1811

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 2 College of Physicians and Surgeons vs. Dennison, Michael, New York, 1811 June 8, 1811

(Re: Botanical Garden; Ms. doc. 6 pp.)



Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. Baldwin, James, 1813 May 1, 1813

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. de la Montanye, John, 1813 May 1, 1813

(Indenture, property lease)



Box OS 2 Columbia College vs. Brower, Thomas L., 1814 March 7, 1814

(Resolution of trustees regarding transfer of property)


Box OS 2 Columbia College vs. Brower, Thomas L., 1814 May 1, 1814

(Indenture, property lease)



Box OS 9 Columbia College vs. Davidson, James, 1814 May 1, 1814

(Indenture, property lease; and attached note)



Box OS 2 Columbia College vs. Durand, Alanson E., 1818 June 15, 1818

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 2 Columbia College vs. Driver, John R., 1823 April 1, 1823

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 2 Columbia College vs. Brower, John L., 1825 September 5, 1825

(Petition to Trustees for lease of land)


Box OS 2 Columbia College vs. Barnett, David, 1826 May 23, 1826

(Indenture, property lease)



Box OS 3 Columbia College vs. Brower John L., 1826 June 5, 1826

(Petition to Trustees to lease land)


Box OS 3 Columbia College vs. Barnett, David and Trinder, Charles, 1826 July 15, 1826

(Indenture, mortgage on lease)


Box OS 3 Columbia College vs. Brower, John L., 1827 December 4, 1827

(Bond of indemnity)


Box OS 3 Hoffman, Murray vs. Robinson, Beverley, 1828 March 17, 1828

(Indenture, masters deed)


Box OS 3 Columbia College vs. Lloyd, James, 1830 May 1, 1830

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 3 Columbia College vs. Olmstead, Francis, 1830 May 1, 1830

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 3 Columbia College vs. Boyd, Samuel, 1832 May 23, 1832

(Indenture, property lease)


Box OS 3 Columbia College vs. Lyde, Elizabeth, 1834 January 8, 1834

(Indenture, transfer of property)



Box OS 9 Columbia College, Trustees, New York, 1839 April 30, 1839

(Settlement between Columbia College and the estate of Abraham Bloodgood re the real estate; signed by various witnesses; ms.d.s., 2p.)



Box Mapase 15-L-5 Columbia College, Trustees, New York, ca. 1840

(Map of the Elgin Botanic Gardens; p.d., 1p.)



Box OS 3 Columbia College, Trustees vs. New York Life Insurance and Trust Company, New York, 1850 July 20, 1850

(Mortgage; Ms doc s 5 pp)


Box OS 3 Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb vs. Seaman's Bank for Savings, New York, 1853 April 8, 1853

(Mortgage; Ms doc s. 3 pp.)


Box OS 3 Columbia College, Faculty, New York, 1852-1856

(Detailed account of discipline and notes/accounts of student punishment in College for period 1852-1856 ms. 9p)


Box OS 3 Van Wagenen, Gerrit G. et al vs. New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, New York, 1856 September 1, 1856

(Mortgage; Ms doc s 2 pp.)



Box Mapcase 15-L-5 Newton, Joseph, New York, 1792

(Architect's design of the 1st floor for the new addition and enlargement of Columbia College: "For the purpose of building a wall necessary to support the grounds of the College, …of erecting a hall and an additional wing to the College pursuant to the original plan of the Institution. --Stokes,Iconography…, pg. 1288 26.25x21.25 in.)