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Guide to the Colgate Founders collection

A1136

1809-1871


Descriptive Summary

Identification: A1136


Creator :Colgate University. Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.


Title: Colgate Founders collection


Dates: 1809-1871


Extent: 0.3 cubic feet


Language: English



Collection is open for research.


Historical note

Thirteen men are traditionally credited with founding a school for the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York in 1819. The institution became known as Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution, then Madison University, and, finally, Colgate University. The thirteen men are: John Bostwick, Joel W. Clark, Thomas Cox, Daniel Hascall, Charles W. Hull, Nathaniel Kendrick, Amos Kingsley, Jonathan Olmstead, Samuel Osgood, Elisha Payne, Samuel Payne, Robert Powell, and Peter Philanthropos Roots.

Sources:

Howard Williams, A History of Colgate, 1819-1869 (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969), 8-9, http://cu-cel.org/cuhist/.

Scope and Contents note

This is an artificial collection containing documents created by seven of the thirteen founders of Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution (later Colgate University). It includes correspondence, deeds, Robert Powell's autobiography, and Elisha Payne's will. Also included is a letter from Orrin B. Judd, an 1841 graduate of the institution.

Subjects

Hascall, Daniel, 1782-1852
Kendrick , Nathaniel, 1777-1848
Kingsley, Amos
Payne, Elisha, 1762-1843
Payne, Samuel, 1760-1843
Powell, Robert E., 1790-1875
Roots, Peter Philanthropos, 1765-1828
Correspondence.
Deeds.
Diaries.
Wills.

Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1
circa 1870-1871
Bound journal containing autobiographical narrative of Robert E. Powell
Box 1 Folder 2
1818
Hascall, Daniel A.M. Pamphlet. “Definitions of the Greek Bapto, Baptizo, Baptisma, and Baptismos.”
Box 1 Folder 3
1822 February 21
Signature of Samuel Payne (judge) on deed to Col. Hopkins.
Box 1 Folder 4
circa 1810 April
Signature of Samuel Payne (judge) on C. Hopkins deed from Daminch Lynch
Box 1 Folder 5
1842 September 24
Signature of Samuel Payne (judge) on C. Hopkins deed from Daminch Lynch
Box 1 Folder 6
1849 March 19
Judd, O.B. ALS. [3-9 East 16th Street] New York City, New York. Written to Reverend Barber
Box 1 Folder 7
1817 June 16
Signature of Samuel Payne on land transfer contract between Joshua Crofs and Selah Way. Signed by Betsy Way and Joshua Crofs
Box 1 Folder 8
1846 October 31
Kendrick, Nathaniel. ALS. Letter addressed to Mrs. Oliver Hartshorne. Sent from Hamilton, N.Y.
Box 1 Folder 9
1810 September 28-1810 October 13
Kingsley, Amos. Travel diary, 11 pages
Box 1 Folder 10
1848
Hascall, Daniel A.M. Pamphlet. “A Brief Analysis of Divine Revelation.” Utica.
Box 1 Folder 11
1846 September 29
Kendrick, Nathaniel. Letter addressed to Mrs. Oliver Hartshorne. Sent from Hamilton, N.Y.
Box 1 Folder 12
1827 January 2
Hascall, Daniel. Letter addressed to brother.
Box 1 Folder 13
1824
Kendrick, Nathaniel. Booklet. “Dr. Kendrick’s Funeral Sermon.” Hamilton.
Box 1 Folder 14
1845 July 9
Hascall, Daniel. Letter addressed to G.W. Eaton. Sent from West Northland.
Box 1 Folder 15
1868 December 30
Roots, P.P. Letter addressed to Sisters Amanda & Eliza.
Box 1 Folder 16
undated
Roots, P.P. Letter to Sister. Addressed to Mrs. Tophin L. Perry, Cleveland, Ohio.
Box 1 Folder 17
1827 September 20
Roots, Peter P. Letter to Amanda. Addressed to Mrs. Amanda Walker, Groton, N.Y.
Box 1 Folder 18
1818 April 6
Roots, Peter P. Letter to Amanda. Addressed to Mrs. Amanda Walker, Groton, N.Y.
Box 1 Folder 19
1813 May 19
Roots, Peter. P. Letter addressed to Hon. John Heep, Homer, N.Y. Written from Madison.
Box 1 Folder 20
1828 February 15
Signatures of Daniel and Sophia Hascall. Daniel Hascall deed to C. Hopkins.
Box 1 Folder 21
1809 January 26
Thomas B. Simmons to G. Tompkins deed
Box 1 Folder 22
1943 April 20
Last Will and Testament of Elisha Payne. Hamilton, N.Y.
Box 1 Folder 23
1820 September 6
Kendrick, Nathaniel. Letter to C. S.

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries

Processing

Finding aid prepared by Allyson Smally and Sara Klik, April 2014.

Citation

Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known), A1136, Colgate Founders Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.



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