King Family Papers

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King family papers
Creator: King family
Call Number: A.K52
Dates: 1797-1956
Physical Description: 6 boxes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Digitized Materials
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Bradford King papers
Series III: Moses Bradford King papers
Series IV: King family papers
Collection Overview
Title: King family papers
Creator: King family
Call Number: A.K52
Dates: 1797-1956
Physical Description: 6 boxes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
The collection includes the personal papers and correspondence of the Bradford King family of Rochester. Among the papers are the diaries of Bradford King, the son of Gideon King who settled near Rochester in 1797. Bradford left this area after his father's death in 1798, but returned many years later. The diaries cover the period from June, 1811 to April, 1874. During some years the entries are scattered or very brief; in others the notes are voluminous. Included in the correspondence are four volumes of letters from Bradford King to his brother Moses King. Also in the collection are the diaries and personal papers of Moses Bradford King, son of Bradford King, who was a prominent Rochester druggist. Moses Bradford King wrote and published a pamphlet which advocated changes in the calendar for the twentieth century. Much of the correspondence consists of letters written between the two daughters of Moses B. King, Ella G. King and Ada M. King. For a time Ella and Ada King operated the King Seminary for Young Ladies and Children in Rochester. When the school closed, Ella King went west and taught in an Indian school in South Dakota. Ada remained in Rochester where she tutored high school and college students. In 1944, at the age of 80, she enrolled for courses at the University of Rochester extension school, becoming the University's oldest co-ed. She died at the age of 100 in 1964.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Women--Education
Calendar reform
Diaries
Correspondence
Photographs
King, Bradford
King, Moses Bradford
King, Ella G.
King, Ada M., -1964
King Seminary for Young Ladies and Children
King family
Access
The King family papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], King family papers, A.K52, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterDigitized Materials
See: King Family Papers for digital collection of Bradford King's diary.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1Letters of Moses and Bradford King
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1832-1849
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, 1850-1854
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, 1855-1865
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, 1866-1889
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, 1890-1900
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, 1901-1909
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, 1910-1915
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence, 1916-1953
Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence, undated
Series II: Bradford King papers
Box 2, Folder 1Financial papers
Box 2, Folder 2Journal, July-November 1834
Box 2, Folder 3Transcription of diary, June, 1811-August, 1813, 1820, 1834-1835, and 1840
Box 2, Folder 5Diary, December, 1835-December, 1836
Box 2, Folder 6Diary, February, 1840-November, 1842
Box 2, Folder 7Diary, December, 1842-October, 1847
Box 2, Folder 8Diary, November, 1847-July, 1853
Box 2, Folder 9Diary, July, 1853-March, 1862
Box 2, Folder 10Diary and miscellaneous writings, March, 1862-June, 1863
Series III: Moses Bradford King papers
Box 3, Folder 1-2Rochester reminiscences
Box 3, Folder 3Financial papers
Box 3, Folder 4-6Revision of the calendar
Box 4, Folder 1Diary, 1865-1866
Box 4, Folder 2Diary, 1867-1868
Box 4, Folder 3Diary, 1871-1872
Box 4, Folder 4Diary, 1874
Box 4, Folder 5Newspaper clippings on early Rochester families, etc.
Box 4, Folder 6Map of the Civil War
Package 1, Object 1-2Sketches of Moses B. King by Chester R. Miller
2 sketches

Series IV: King family papers
Box 5, Folder 1Ada King, diaries, 1876, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1942 and undated
Box 5, Folder 2Ada King, newspaper clippings about, 1956 and undated
Box 5, Folder 3Ella King, diaries, 1876, 1882
Box 5, Folder 4Ella King, diary, November, 1882-September, 1883
Box 5, Folder 5Ella King, diary, 1883
Box 5, Folder 6George Garrie King, son of Moses B. King
Box 5, Folder 7Gideon King, father of Bradford King
Box 5, Folder 8Henry R. King, son of Moses B. King
Box 5, Folder 9King Seminary for Young Ladies and Children: Financial records, 1886-1896
Box 5, Folder 10King Seminary
Box 5, Folder 11Journal
Box 5, Folder 12Ella and Ada King memorabilia
Box 5, Folder 13King family legal papers, 1797-1878
Box 5, Folder 14King family legal papers, 1879-1926 and undated
Box 6, Folder 1-2Genealogical material
Box 6, Folder 3Pictures of Moses and Rosa King
Box 6, Folder 4Pictures of Ada King
Box 6, Folder 5Pictures of Ella King
Box 6, Folder 6Pictures of George Garrie King
Box 6, Folder 7Pictures of Henry R. King
Box 6, Folder 8Pictures of the King house
Box 6, Folder 9Miscellaneous pictures


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