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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
Phone: (212) 873-3400

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on April 12, 2017
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.

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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.