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Guide to the Erving-King Family Papers
1709-1975 (bulk 1780-1939)
  MS 204

New-York Historical Society
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 28, 2020
Description is in English.

Container List

Series II: King and Related Families

Scope and Contents note

Consists of diaries, letters, genealogical and other papers of the King family and related families.

Note: The collection does not contain volumes K5 and K6.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : K1-A Genealogical notes
1831-[1962]
Box: 15 Folder : K1-B Genealogical notes
1913-1975, Undated
Box: 15 Folder : K2 Charles King, biographical notes, correspondence, published lectures
1816-1856
Box: 15 Folder : K3 Charles King, correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Manuscript copies and photocopies

[1825-1863]
Box: 15 Folder : K4 Charles King Family, correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Inlcudes some photocopies

1815-1919
Box: 15 Folder : K5 General Charles King, biographical notes, correspondence, photos, clippings, maps
1876, 1899-1933
Box: 15 Folder : K6 Dr. Charles King, correspondence
1868, 1888-1899
Box: 16 Folder : K7 Cyrus King Family, correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies

1709, 1811-1856, 1894-1898
Box: 16 Folder : K8 Cyrus King, correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Manuscript copies and typed copies

1790-1817
Box: 16 Folder : K9 Edward King, biographical notes, correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Manuscript copies and typed copies

1816-1828
Box: 16 Folder : K10-A Edward King, biographical notes, school memorobilia, plan of house, stock certificate, obituaries

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some manuscript copies, typed copies and photocopies

1843-1909
Box: 16 Folder : K10-B Edward King, school records and memorobilia - Harvard
1850-1853, 1903-1908
Box: 16 Folder : K11 Edward King, correspondence sent to family, James Gore King and John Erving
1847-1906
Box: 16 Folder : K12 Edward King, correspondence sent to Isabella R. Cochrane (Mrs. Edward King)
1857-1869
Box: 16 Folder : K13 Edward King, correspondence with friends and family
[1850-1901]
Box: 16 Folder : K14 Edward King, business, professional, financial
1862-1907
Box: 17 Folder : K15-A Edward King, other writings, speeches, papers from Harvard, travel journals
1847-1853
Box: 17 Folder : K15-B Edward King, other writings, speeches - Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Princeton

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes typed copies

Undated
Box: 17 Folder : K16-A Edward King, legal and financial documents, receipts, passport
1849-1908
Box: 17 Folder : K16-B Edward King, copy of will, accounts of Executors
1904, 1909-1922
Box: 17 Folder : K16-C Edward King, accounts of Executors of will
1909-1922
Box: 18 Folder : K16-D Edward King, accounts of Executors of will
1909-1922
Box: 18 Folder : K16-E Edward King, accounts of Executors of will
1909-1922
Box: 18 Folder : K17-A Edward King, invitations, memberships
1883-1893, 1902
Box: 18 Folder : K17-B Edward King, invitations
1894-1917
Box: 18 Folder : K18 Edward King, clippings and articles
1888-1916, Undated
Box: 18 Folder : K19 Edward King, descendants and relatives
1899-1954
Box: 19 Folder : K20 Frederick Gore King, correspondence, and Harvard handbook

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some manuscript copies, typed copies and photocopies

1819-1826
Box: 19 Folder : K21-A Isabella Cochrane King, correspondence, biographical and genealogical notes
1864-1942
Box: 19 Folder : K21-B Isabella Cochrane King, typescript of "A Woman's Whim" by Alice Clark (pseud.)
Undated
Box: 19 Folder : K22-A Isabella Ramsey King, correspondence
1850-1873
Box: 19 Folder : K22-B Isabella Ramsey King, correspondence
1857-1873
Box: 19 Folder : K23 James Gore King I, certificates of membership
1817, 1829, 1845
Box: 19 Folder : K24 James Gore King I, biographical notes, clippings, articles

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some manuscript copies and typed copies

1840-1958
Box: 19 Folder : K25-A James Gore King I, pamphlets- biographical and political
1850-1854
Box: 19 Folder : K25-B James Gore King I, Aid to Ireland, Report of the General Relief Committee of the City of New York
1848
Box: 19 Folder : K26 James Gore King I, obituaries and memorials
1853-1854
Box: 19 Folder : K27 James Gore King I, correpondence
1813-1850
Box: 20 Folder : K28 James Gore King I, letterbook
1826-1850
Box: 20 Folder : K29 James Gore King I, correspondence
1838, 1850-1853
Box: 20 Folder : K30-A James Gore King I, correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Manuscript copies, typed copies, photocopies

1808-1852
Box: 20 Folder : K30-B Correspondence with Harvard University and Public Archives of Canada regarding James Gore King I and the Baring Papers; notes on papers

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Manuscript copies, typed copies

1931, 1968
Box: 20 Folder : K30-C James Gore King I, correspondence with Baring Bros.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Photocopies

1827-1840
Box: 20 Folder : K30-D James Gore King I, correspondence with Baring Bros.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Photocopies

1846-1852
Box: 21 Folder : K30-E James Gore King I, correspondence with Baring Bros.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Photocopies

1840
Box: 21 Folder : K30-F James Gore King I, correspondence with Baring Bros.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Photocopies

1847-1853
Box: 21 Folder : K30-G James Gore King I, correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Photocopies

1839-1843
Box: 21 Folder : K31 James Gore King I, Commonplace book
1814
Box: 21 Folder : K32 James Gore King I, legal financial documents
1836-1852
Box: 21 Folder : K33 James Gore King I, documents and stock certificates- Prime, Ward and King; James B. King and Sons
1839-1938
Box: 21 Folder : K34 James Gore King I, correspondence with wife, children, grandchildren
1853-1878
Box: 21 Folder : K35 James Gore King II, correspondence, obituary

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies

1836-1857
Box: 22 Folder : K36 James Gore King IV, papers
1868-1932
Box: 22 Folder : K37 James Gore King IV, obituaries and memorials, legal docuuments
1932-1933
Box: 22 Folder : K38 James Gore King IV, correspondence, poems
1885-1891
Box: 22 Folder : K39-A James Gore King IV, correspondence, poems
1883-1932
Box: 22 Folder : K39-B James Gore King IV, correspondence
1903-1932
Box: 22 Folder : K39-C James Gore King IV, poems
1916-1925, Undated
Box: 22 Folder : K39-D James Gore King IV, correspondence regarding Grace Church Cemetery Fund
1907-1929
Box: 22 Folder : K40-A James Gore King IV, St. Paul's Record, memorabilia from Harvard
1881, 1888-1889
Box: 22 Folder : K40-B James Gore King IV, memorabilia from Harvard
1888-1910
Box: 23 Folder : K41 James Gore King IV, invitations, menus, programs, elections to organizations
1894-1931
Box: 23 Folder : K42 James Gore King IV, clippings
1864-1932
Box: 23 Folder : K43 Governor John A. King, biographical notes, correspondence, passports
1826-1889, Undated
Box: 23 Folder : K44-A Governor John A. King, correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Photocopies and manuscript copies

1816-1849
Box: 23 Folder : K44-B Governor John A. King, correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Photocopies and manuscript copies

1850-1867
Box: 23 Folder : K45 John A. King II, correspondence, speeches, memorial
1842-1875
Box: 23 Folder : K46 Mrs. John A. (Mary Rhinelander) King, correspondence
1827-1844
Box: 23 Folder : K47 Julia H. King, biographical information, school memorabilia, correspondence
1902-1968
Box: 23 Folder : K48 Mrs. Mary Black (Richard) King, correspondence, excerpt from biographical manuscript by Dorcas King Leland

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes typed copy

1792, 1848
Box: 23 Folder : K49 Mrs. May Denning (John) King Van Rensselaer, correspondence, clippings
1897-1919
Box: 23 Folder : K50 Richard King (1718-1775), biographical notes, correspondence relating to memorial
1901-1931
Box: 24 Folder : K51 Rufus King, biographical notes and research, will, original and manuscript copy
1825, 1894-1921, Undated
Box: 24 Folder : K52 Rufus King, correspondence, copper plate for calling card
1776-1823
Box: 24 Folder : K53 Rufus King, domestic letterbook

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

1 volume

1799-1803
Box: 24 Folder : K54-A Rufus King, receipts, calling cards, journal

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes 1 volume

1791-1796, 1826-1827
Box: 24 Folder : K54-B Rufus King, government documents, draft letters, resolutions regarding Grace Church
1794-1822
Box: 24 Folder : K54-B The Traveller's Directory...from Philadelphia to New York....

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

1 volume

1804
Box: 25 Folder : K54-C Rufus King, copies of correspondence in possession of James Gore King IV

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Typed copies, 1 volume

1785-1826
Box: 25 Folder : K54-D Rufus King, copies of correspondence on file at the State Department

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Manuscript copies, 1 volume

1796-1798
Box: 25 Folder : K54-E Rufus King, copies of correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Manuscript, typed and photocopies

1784-1825
Box: 25 Folder : K54-F Rufus King, copies of correspondence from and concerning his sons, Charles King and John Alsop King

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Typed copies

1799-1803
Box: 25 Folder : K54-G Rufus King, copies of correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Photocopies

1786-1826
Box: 25 Folder : K54-H Rufus King, list and copies of correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Photocopies

1785-1826
Box: 26 Folder : K54-I Rufus King, copies of correspondence, excerpt from diary

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Manuscript, typed and photocopies

1775-1803
Box: 26 Folder : K54-J Rufus King, copies of correspondence, biographical and research notes

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Manuscript, typed and photocopies

1755-1815, Undated
Box: 26 Folder : K55 Rufus King, early pamphlets and speeches
1818-1823
Box: 26 Folder : K56 General Rufus King, correspondence, biographical notes, obituary

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some manuscript copies and photocopies

1838-1876
Box: 26 Folder : K57 General Rufus King, invitations, menus, calling cards
1864-1867
Box: 26 Folder : K58 Rufus King III, biographical notes
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : K59 Sarah Erving King, correspondence, clippings, invitations, picture, will, obituaries
1928-1955, Undated
Box: 27 Folder : K60-A Sarah Erving King, correspondence, memo book
1924-1939, Undated
Box: 27 Folder : K60-B Sarah Erving King, account book

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

1 volume

1946-1955
Box: 27 Folder : K61 Governor William King, biographical notes and research, correpondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some typed copies and photocopies

1804-1852, 1927, 1954, Undated
Box: 27 Folder : K62 Alsop and Underhill Families, genealogical notes, correspondence, clippings

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies

1776, 1880-1931, Undated
Box: 27 Folder : K63 Alsop Family, correspondence
1766-1794
Box: 27 Folder : K64 Ames and Marsh Families, genealogical notes, correspondence, clippings, photographs
1918-1959, Undated
Box: 27 Folder : K65 Bragdon Family, genealogical notes, correspondence
1902-1923, Undated
Box: 27 Folder : K66 Clarke and Williamson, correspondence sent to Isabella King, clippings, photographs
1907-1917
Box: 28 Folder : K67-A Cochrane Family, biographical notes, correspondence
1836-1913, Undated
Box: 28 Folder : K67-B Cochrane Family, correspondence
1860-1931
Box: 28 Folder : K68-A Bayard Cochrane, military papers, expense accounts
1857-1864
Box: 28 Folder : K68-B Bayard Cochrane, correspondence
1858-1864
Box: 28 Folder : K69 Bayard Cochrane, scrapbook with photographs and correspondence
1858-1864, Undated
Box: 28 Folder : K70-A Rupert J. and Isabella M. Cochrane, legal documents, correspondence
1850-1860, Undated
Box: 28 Folder : K70-B Rupert Cochrane, correspondence from Crimea (Sebastopol)
1854-1855
Box: 28 Folder : K70-C Rupert Cochrane, correspondence from Crimea, India
1856-1859
Box: 29 Folder : K70-D Rupert Cochrane, correspondence from India
1860-1864
Box: 29 Folder : K70-E Rupert Cochrane, military papers
1859-1863
Box: 29 Folder : K70-F William G. Cochrane, correspondence
1861-1865
Box: 29 Folder : K70-G William G. Cochrane, correspondence
1865-1869
Box: 29 Folder : K71 Frederica (King) Davis, correspondence with relatives, will, memorabilia
1852-1916
Box: 29 Folder : K72 Duer Family, biographical notes, correspondence, clippings
1827-1949
Box: 29 Folder : K73 Christopher Gore, correspondence, notes regarding gift of books to Harvard

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies, typed copies. Some originals in Folder K53.

1799-1802
Box: 29 Folder : K74-A Gracie Family, correspondence, biographical notes

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies, typed copies.

1891-1930
Box: 29 Folder : K74-B Gracie Family, correspondence, clippings regarding Gracie Mansion

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Photocopies, typed copies of correpondence.

1793-1930
Box: 30 Folder : K75 Hardy Family, correspondence, notes
[1941]-1945, undated
Box: 30 Folder : K76-A Hurley Family, correspondence, genealogical notes, clippings, will
1908-1957, undated
Box: 30 Folder : K76-B Inglis, Davidson, Musgrave Families, correspondence, receipts
1857-1861, Undated
Box: 30 Folder : K77-A Stewart-Richardson Family, correspondence, clippings
1909-1962, Undated
Box: 30 Folder : K77-B Alice Stewart-Richardson, correspondence
1861-1919
Box: 30 Folder : K78 Fanny (King) [Mrs. Edmund] Ward, correspondence
1867-1892, Undated
Box: 30 Folder : K79 Fanny (King) [Mrs. Edmund] Ward, correspondence
1869 Nov.-1870 July
Box: 30 Folder : K80 Fanny (King) [Mrs. Edmund] Ward, correspondence
1870 Aug.-1870 Dec.
Box: 30 Folder : K81 Fanny (King) [Mrs. Edmund] Ward, correspondence
1871 Jan.-1871 June
Box: 30 Folder : K82-A Dr. George Wilkes, correspondence with family
1826
Box: 30 Folder : K82-B Dr. George Wilkes, correspondence with family
1827
Box: 30 Folder : K83 Dr. George Wilkes, diary, account book
1827 Jan.-1827 June
Box: 31 Folder : K84 Dr. George Wilkes, correspondence with family
[1837], 1852-1863
Box: 31 Folder : K85-A Dr. George Wilkes Family, genealogical notes, correspondence
[1805]-1855, Undated
Box: 31 Folder : K85-B Grace Wilkes, invitations, valentines, auction catalogs, clippings
1849-1860, 1922-1923, 1952, Undated
Box: 31 Folder : K85-C Grace Wilkes, will
1921
Box: 31 Folder : K86-A Grace Wilkes, European Journal, copies of correspondence from Charles Dickens to David and Frances (Wilkes) Colden

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Typed copies

[1840-1859]
Box: 32 Folder : K86-B Grace and Harriet Wilkes, correspondence
[1850-1869]
Box: 32 Folder : K86-C Grace and Harriet Wilkes, correspondence
[1840]-1883
Box: 32 Folder : K86-D Grace and Harriet Wilkes, correspondence
[1850-1859]
Box: 32 Folder : K86-E Grace and Harriet Wilkes, correspondence envelopes
[1850-1859]
Box: 32 Folder : K86-F Grace and Harriet Wilkes, correspondence
1855-1856
Box: 32 Folder : K86-G Grace and Harriet Wilkes, correspondence, invitations
[1850-1859]
Box: 32 Folder : K86-H Grace and Harriet Wilkes, correspondence, calling cards
1854-1858, Undated
Box: 32 Folder : K86-I Grace and Harriet Wilkes, correspondence
1850
Box: 32 Folder : K86-J Grace and Harriet Wilkes, correspondence
1851
Box: 33 Folder : K86-K Grace and Harriet Wilkes, correspondence
[1850-1859], 1884, 1913, Undated
Box: 33 Folder : K86-L Grace and Harriet Wilkes, correspondence
[1849-1859]
Box: 33 Folder : K86-M Hamilton Wilkes, Lord Jeffrey and others, correspondence, court documents
1840-1843
Box: 33 Folder : K86-N Wilkes and Related Families, correspondence, notes
1772-1856, Undated
Box: 33 Folder : K86-O David C. and Harriet (Wilkes) Colden, correspondence, legal papers
1817-1847
Box: 33 Folder : K86-P David C. and Harriet (Wilkes) Colden, correspondence, legal and financial
1803-1848
Box: 33 Folder : K86-P David C. and Harriet (Wilkes) Colden, diary
1859-1866
Box: 34 Folder : K87 King and Related Families, legal documents
1793-1839
Box: 34 Folder : K88-A King and Related Families, legal documents regarding Highwood
1840-1849
Box: 34 Folder : K88-B King and Related Families, legal documents regarding Highwood
1850-1853
Box: 34 Folder : K89-A King and Related Families, legal and financial documents regarding Highwood
1855-1903
Box: 34 Folder : K89-B King and Related Families, legal and financial documents regarding Highwood
1845-1903
Box: 35 Folder : K90 King and Related Families, legal documents regarding Grace Church and Cemetery, Jamaica, NY
1908-1912, 1954-1956, Undated
Box: 35 Folder : K91 King and Related Families, legal documents regarding Grace Church and Cemetary, Jamaica, NY
1897-1898, 1910, 1954
Box: 35 Folder : K92 King and Related Families, inventories, appraisals, acknowledgements of gifts
1923-1949
Box: 35 Folder : K93 King and Related Families, inventories, correspondence regarding family portraits

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies, typed copies

1911-1954, Undated
Box: 35 Folder : K94 King and Related Families, legal and personal documents, U.S. Revenue Stamps
[1845-1891]
Box: 35 Folder : K95 King and Related Families, memorabilia
1844-1960, Undated
Box: 35 Folder : K96 King and Related Families, sketchbook (probably Bayard Cochrane)
[1858]
Box: 35 Folder : K97 King and Related Families, correspondence, some unidentified

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some typed copies

1831-1934, Undated
Box: 35 Folder : K98 King and Related Families, notebook: "Considerations on the Colonies"
Undated
Box: 35 Folder : K99 King and Related Families, writings
Undated
Box: 35 Folder : K100 Wheeler H. Peckham (not related), correspondence, receipts, obituaries, clippings
1878-1905
Box: 36 Folder : K101 King Family, correspondence, includes Eleanor Roosevelt's signature

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some typed copies

1819-1945, Undated
Box: 36 Folder : K102 King Family, prints, drawings, paintings
1803-1804, 1830, 1941, Undated
Box: 36 Folder : K103 King Family, pamphlets
1855-1940, Undated
Box: 36 Folder : K104-A King Family, clippings
1911-1970, Undated
Box: 36 Folder : K104-B King Family, clippings
1851-1927, Undated
Box: 36 Folder : K105 King Family, maps - United States; Mount Desert Island, ME; England and Wales
1834, 1901, Undated
Box: 36 Folder : K106-A King Family, Christening Stock worn by James G. King I and III
[1789]
Box: 36 Folder : K106-B King Family, correspondence primarily from literary and publishing figures
1764, 1847-1936, Undated
Box: 36 Folder : K106-C King Family, correspondence unrelated to family, probably purchased from Walter Benjamin
1788-1922, Undated
Volume: K1 "The Record of my Ancestry" Traced by Isabella Clarke King
1897
Volume: K2 Bayard Cochrane, textbook, Fortification Notes. R.M.A.
Undated
Volume: K3 Edward King, scrapbook with clippings
Undated
Volume: K4 Letterbook

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Disbound; includes some photocopies

1774-1862
Volume: K5 Letterbook

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Disbound

1791-1894
Volume: K8 Rufus A. King, Album, manuscript translations of the Lord's Prayer in many languages
1866
Volume: K9 James Gore King IV, scrapbook
1881-1889
Volume: K10 James Gore King IV, scrapbook, Harvard
1886-1889
Volume: K11 James Gore King IV, scrapbook, Harvard
1889-1892
Volume: K12 King Family of Salem, MA. and Southold, N.Y., scrapbook and Pedigree
[1871-1889]

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