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Guide to the King Family Papers
 MS 350

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

© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Erin Shaw

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on April 12, 2013
Finding Aid is written in English.
using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents note

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence (mostly among family members), and various legal and financial documents. The papers delineate personal and social lives; they deal to a much lesser extent with public, political and business affairs. They document many aspects of the lives of women and men: birth, marriage and death, daily activities and events, visits and travels, and interpersonal relations among families and friends.

There is genealogical material, mostly in the form of hand-drawn family trees. There are also inventories of personal property, memorabilia, such as visiting cards, drawings, newspapers, clippings, and photographs.

Unless specified in the inventory as copies (transcriptions), documents are assumed to be original.


  1. Series I: Correspondence
  2. Series II: General Family Materials

The King Family Papers are divided into two series. Series I is divided into twelve subseries based on members of the King Family. Series II is organized by subject.