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Guide to the Rufus King Papers
1766-1899 (Bulk 1783-1826)
  MS 1660

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 28, 2020
Description is in English.

Administrative Information


Donation by Mrs. Charles R. King, 1902. Supplemental material (Volumes 93-103), 1979.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Portions of the collection that have been microfilmed will be brought to researchers in that format and can be made available via interlibrary loan.

Use Restrictions

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day. Researchers on site may print out unlimited copies from microfilm reader-printer machines at per-exposure rates. See guidelines in Reading Room for details. Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit:

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Rufus King Papers, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

Additional material related to Rufus King can be found in the King Family Papers and the Erving-King Family Papers at the New-York Historical Society.

Much of this material can also be found in the six volume The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King, Comprising his Letters, Private and Official, his Public Documents and his Speeches, edited by his grandson, Charles R. King.

Transcriptions of the notes of Rufus King in the Federal Convention of 1787 can be found at the website of the Avalon Project of Yale University Law School.